Slow Cooker Zucchini Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 cups 1/2-inch pieces celery
  • 2 pounds zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix celery into cooked sausage; cook and stir until celery is softened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Combine sausage mixture, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, salt, sugar, oregano, Italian seasoning, basil, and garlic powder in a slow cooker.
  3. Cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.