Sausage Minestrone Soup (Also Slimming World Friendly!)

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This recipe for Sausage Minestrone Soup is hearty, filling and inexpensive to make. It’s a recipe that can easily be tweaked to what you have in your pantry too. And, if you are following Slimming World you can enjoy a bowlful of this yummy soup for FREE when Food Optimising!

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Sausage Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup is very easy to make and is one of those recipes that can easily be tweaked to suit whatever vegetables and pulses you have in your pantry.

I made this primarily as a Slimming World recipe using frozen Slimming World sausages which are FREE for those following SW’s Food Optimising plan.

However you can use any sausages you like if you are not on SW, or leave them out entirely if you can’t source sausages.

This recipe for Sausage Minestrone Soup serves 4 and is Free when Food Optimising.

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Ingredients Used

The soup use some basic vegetables – onions, carrots, and cabbage – but there are several other veggies you could use instead such as zucchini (courgette), kale, bell peppers, spinach, peas, sweetcorn, and mushrooms to name a few.

You could even use canned vegetables if you have them in your pantry.

You can use any shaped pasta, and any type of canned bean. I used pasta shells and kidney beans, but use what you have.

And if you don’t have passata (tomato sauce) then whizz up a can of tomatoes instead.

Take a look at my other minestrone soup recipes for ideas on how you can easily tweak a soup recipe.

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How To Make Sausage Minestrone

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Recipe Tips

  • First and foremost this is a Slimming World recipe, so it uses the Slimming World brand of frozen sausages which are FREE when Food Optimising.
  • That said, you can use any kind of sausages – just make sure you work out their Syn value if you are on SW. And if you’re not on SW, then use whatever sausages you like and don’t worry about it!
  • If you can’t find passata with herbs just use regular passata and add 1-2 teaspoons of dried mixed herbs instead.
  • And if you can’t find passata, whizz up a (400g/15oz) can of tomatoes and use that with dried mixed herbs.
  • This is a great recipe to make in a large batch, reserving half for leftovers the next day. Reheat thoroughly before serving.
Sausage Minestrone Soup

Sausage Minestrone Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This recipe for Sausage Minestrone Soup is hearty, filling and inexpensive to make.


  • 6 frozen Slimming World Syn-free Sausages
  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1L hot chicken stock
  • 150g dried macaroni, or other small pasta shapes
  • 400g passata with herbs
  • 1 (400g) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 100g savoy cabbage, shredded
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh basil, to serve, optional


  1. Cook the sausages according to the pack instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a large cooking pot with cooking spray and fry the onions, carrots, and garlic for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the stock and pasta and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes or until the pasta and vegetables are tender.
  4. Slice the sausage in 6 pieces and stir into the soup with the passata, beans, and cabbage. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the cabbage has wilted.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve piping hot with fresh basil if using.
  7. Sausage Minestrone Soup


  • Slimming World Syns per serving: FREE when Food Optimising.
  • If you can't find passata with herbs just use regular passata and add 1-2 teaspoons of dried mixed herbs instead.
  • If you can't find passata, whizz up a can of tomatoes and use that with dried mixed herbs.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 533Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 871mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 21gSugar: 11gProtein: 32g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes.

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Disclosure: I am not affiliated with Slimming World in any way other than being a member and following their Food Optimising plan. This recipe may have been adapted from a Slimming World magazine or book. If you are reading this blog post or printing this recipe the chances are you already follow SW and know all the ins and outs of how it works. Please check with your consultant, in your member pack, or online at Slimming World’s website for full and up-to-date details about the plan as it may be updated from time to time in line with the latest nutritional information. I am not a doctor or dietician, or providing medical advice and hold no responsibility for the complete accuracy of calorie counts and nutritional information. And where applicable, Syns in Slimming World friendly recipes. I advise you to check your own resources if you are using recipes to lose weight. All weight-loss programs should be followed on advice from a doctor.

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