Italian Style Winter Soup

Italian Style Winter Soup


"This is an excellent spicy, rich soup. Simple to make, yet delicious! I whipped it up a couple of years ago for my wife and myself, and now I get numerous requests every year to make it. I hope you enjoy. Use bratwurst or your favorite sausage."


1 h 40 m servings 282 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 685 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and saute for 3 minutes, or until tender. Add the sausage, browning well on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken stock, oregano, basil and parsley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Add the rice and simmer for 30 more minutes. Finally, add the cream, stirring well. Remove from heat and let soup rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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  1. 22 Ratings


This is a tasty, easy to make soup recipe. My husband loved it. The next time I make it however, I would reduce the amount of rice. The recipe calls for 2 cups and I only use 1 1/2 but still ...

This soup is really great. I did one thing to alter it; we do not eat white rice in our home, so I used a wild rice blend from Wegman's supermarket. It really added to the heartiness of the soup.

This had a good base. garlic, onions, chicken stock and the herbs and heavy cream. I changed alot though. I added chicken with the sausage, italian green beans and diced tomatoes for color and ...

Great flavor! Next time we will reduce rice amount by at least half. As per recipe, it turned out more like a casserole or stew. Can't wait to try it again with less rice !

WAY TOO MUCH RICE! I thought this was a soup? It was like a humungous moist "pre-packaged" rice dish. Flavor was tolerable to me. Everyone else hit the brakes after about 3 bites. If you us...

I screwed this up at the end, and didn't add the cream, but I think it came out great as a rice dish! Try it, I loved it!!

This is so easy and so good! Just what you need to make the winter months bearable; but it's good all year long too!!

As is, this is just sausage and rice and needs quite a bit of help - like a lot less rice and a lot more of something else. I knew going in this was going to have too much rice so I prepared HA...

Very good soup. My husband and 5 kids ranging from 20 mos to 14yrs all said how much they liked it and had seconds or in my teenage sons case fourths! I did, as some others had suggested, and ad...