The soup that I served and exchanged at the inaugural Soup Exchange:

Italian Sausage Soup

1 1/2 lbs. Italian Sausage (I mix spicy and mild)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, diced
2 lbs. Italian seasoned diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups red wine
5 cups beef broth
1/2 t basil
1/2 t oregano
2 medium zucchini, sliced
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 cups noodles (I like wheels)
Salt and pepper
Fresh grated parmesan for garnish


Brown sausage in a soup pot. Drain it and set it aside. Saute garlic and onion in the same pan until onion is transparent. Add sausage back to pan along with tomatoes, herbs and broth. Simmer for 30 minutes. Bring to a low boil and add peppers, zucchini and pasta. Cook until pasta is al dente and vegetables are tender. Garnish with fresh parmesan.