nutritional information

Per 1 2/3-cup serving:

  • Calories: 163
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 380 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

Fennel and Tomato Soup

Fennel and Tomato  Soup

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

Fennel and tomato pair nicely for an Italian-style tomato soup. Save fennel fronds to use as a garnish.
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 large fennel bulb, diced (4 cups)
  • 3 vegan Italian sausages, sliced into ½-inch-thick rounds (2 cups)
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 2 Tbs. dry vermouth, dry white wine, or water
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes, preferably San Marzano
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh Italian parsley

Heat oil in soup pot over medium heat. Add fennel, and sauté 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in sausages and fennel seeds, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until fennel seeds are slightly softened and bits of sausage are stuck to bottom of pan. Add vermouth, and cook 5 to 10 seconds to deglaze pan, scraping up any brown bits. Add broth, tomatoes, and parsley; cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

January/February 2012 p.28

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I made this soup with LOTS of changes. I added more vegan sausage than the recipe used, cause I wanted to use up the package.. I added spinach, garlic, and spinach from the CSA. I added in white beans. I also added some brown rice. It was yummy!! An awesome recipe!! And very adaptable!

Lisa Besse - 2015-07-21 23:09:22

For those looking for Vegan Italian Sausage: check the produce section of your local grocery store. I purchased the Tofurky brand Italian sausage. It was great! If you can't find it there, check the health food stores.

Christine S. - 2015-01-21 17:48:24

GREAT recipe. I followed the instructions exactly. My husband loved it. He had two big bowls. I'll definitely be making it again. Thanks for all these great recipes.

Christine S. - 2015-01-21 17:44:45

I love this recipe. I add whole wheat pasta to it sometimes

Jane Silva - 2014-05-15 16:32:45

This was so yummy! I didn't have vegan sausage so I use Seitan chunks. Then I read about the Chipotle sausage so I added ground chipotle chile to the soup. Crusty bread with coconut oil because... yum

Esther Medina - 2014-04-16 04:01:05

Fennel $ tomato soup

Marcia - 2014-04-15 03:52:31

swhere I can find vegen italian sausauces

Floare - 2014-04-15 00:57:47

Taste good,,,

kathrine - 2014-04-14 22:46:18

This is my favorite! I make it at least every 3 weeks. The key for me is to use Field Roast Italian Sausage; other brands are made with sun-dried tomatoes and taste less like Italian sausage. I tried TJ's and Tofurkey brands, and ended up throwing out the pots. Such a waste, but they just don't stack up.

Vonnie - 2013-05-10 00:03:54

This recipe is great. Sometimes if i'm not feeling too processed I'll add the sausage if not I'll skip it.

melodie melenchon - 2013-02-28 22:36:57

On the daily sheet it says 1 1/2 cup serving but the nutritional information says 1 2/3 cup, which is right? I enjoyed the soup very much, I didn't have Vegan Italian sausage only Vegan Mexican Chipotle, spicy good!

Jennifer - 2013-02-01 01:03:29

I absolutely love this dish! Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

Laura - 2013-01-28 22:49:45

This is a perfect All Things Trader Joes type of recipe. TJ's Italian Sausage-Less Sausage is just what this recipe asks for. Even my picky nephew, let alone vegetarian items, likes the sausage-less in this.

bluegazer2 - 2013-01-22 21:53:42

Looks Good!

Stacey - 2013-01-16 18:30:13

I couldn't find vegan sausages, so I just left it out. The soup was absolutely amazing, definitely now one of my favorites and so easy and fast! Personally I may sauté the fennel a little longer, but I didn't mind that it was on the harder side.

Lindsey K. - 2013-01-12 20:57:46