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Tuscan soup in a white bowl
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Pat's Tuscan Soup with Basil

Pat’s Tuscan Soup with Basil is totally healthy, absolutely satisfying and totally filled with the flavors of the Mediterranean from a mirepoix of carrots, celery and onions to smoky sausage and lemony basil.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Pat's Tuscan Soup with Basil
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 186kcal


  • 1 Tsp Butter
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Carrot Diced
  • 1 Large Celery stalk Diced
  • 2 Shallots Sliced thin
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Links Smoked Andouille Chicken Sausage Trader Joe's preferred
  • 2 Cups Chicken broth low sodium Manischewitz preferred
  • 1 8 oz can Tomato sauce
  • 1/2 Large Lemon Juiced
  • 1/4 Tsp Mediterranean Sea Salt McCormick's
  • 1/2 Tsp Lemon Pepper Mrs. Dash no salt
  • 3/4 Cup Mini Farfalle pasta
  • 1/2 Cup Basil leaves


  • Add butter and olive oil to a large pot over medium high heat.
  • Add carrots, celery and onions and cook 5 minutes allowing the onions to caramelize.
  • Add garlic and sausage and cook 2 minutes more.
  • Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, lemon juice, sea salt and lemon pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 7 minutes.
  • Ladle into bowls, top with basil and (optional) top with some shredded Ricotta Salata or Parmesan cheese.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3260IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg