Garden Vegetable & Sausage Soup!

This Garden Vegetable & Sausage Soup recipe was made in my kitchen thanks to my kiddo’s elementary school. The kids come home with all sorts of different papers for parents and this week, one happened to be a schedule for our local Good Food Bus.


One afternoon, we located this traveling Farmer’s Market (of sorts) and ended up buying a bunch of fresh veggies and fruits and even a brown bag full of the ingredients for Garden Vegetable Soup! For just $10 we got everything (except the sausage, which I had at home and just happened to toss in), even the recipe was printed out!

The Good Food Bus was a huge hit with the kids…and so was this vegetable filled soup! They even devoured the cabbage and zucchini with huge smiles! It has great flavor and is a perfect comfort food for this cooler time of year!

I definitely suggest you give it a try and see how much your whole family loves it!

Garden Vegetable & Sausage Soup!
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 4
Enjoy all those fresh garden veggies in this easy to make, warm and filling favorite fall comfort food!
  • ½ cup sliced carrot
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 cups vegetable broth (1 cup boxed broth, 2 cups water)
  • ½ cups diced green cabbage
  • ½ cup green beans
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sliced zucchini
  • ½ lb cooked, sliced sausage pieces
  1. Spray a large saucepan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Saute onion, garlic, and carrots on low heat until softened.
  3. Add herbs.
  4. Add broth, cabbage, green beans, and tomato paste.
  5. Cover and simmer until beans are tender, about 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in zucchini, cooked sausage, and cook another 5 minutes.
  7. Salt to taste.
  8. Enjoy!

 If you live in Maine, you can find the Good Food Bus at these spots through the middle of October! And, if you are eligible for SNAP/EBT benefits, definitely check out their Maine Harvest Bucks program. Simply bring your EBT card with you to the Good Food Bus and for each $1.00 of SNAP/EBT funds you spend on eligible foods from the bus, you’ll get $1.00 FREE to buy more local fruits and veggies (up to $20)!

Summer 2016 Good Food Bus Schedule:
Goodwill Industries
34 Hutcherson Dr., Gorham
St. Anthony’s Church
268 Brown St., Westbrook
Central Maine Medical Center, Dempsey Center
Lowell & Bates St., Lewiston
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
93 Campus Ave., Lewiston
Knox Street Community Garden
61 Knox St., Lewiston
Bath Iron Works (not open to the public)
700 Washington St., Bath
Auburn PAL Center
24 Chestnut St., Auburn
Bedard Pharmacy & Medical Supplies
359 Minot Ave., Auburn
Great Falls Plaza, YMCA
Corner of Turner St. & Great Falls Plaza, Auburn

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8 Responses

  1. Nikki says:

    I would love a visit to the Good Food Bus! The soup looks like a tasty treat full of fresh fall vegetables.

  2. Nikki says:

    The Goid Food Bus sounds like a pretty awesome little business! I would definitely like to try one out. Any chance they’re thinking of expanding to the West Coast?

    • SavingCmnCents says:

      I think our Good Food Bus is a local program that has been started through food bank efforts. I would definitely check with your local organizations to see if they have something similar!

  3. Liz Mays says:

    What an awesome recipe! It’s great that you were able to pick what you needed up from the Good Food Bus.

  4. Renz says:

    That is such a great idea. And yay for the kids eating the veggies and smiling ha!

  5. Pinning this! We are planning on having soup and buns for dinner tomorrow night. We eat a lot of veggies but you can only eat so many salads ya know!

  6. I love the idea of the Good Food Bus! The soup looks delicious, and a great way to get all of those yummy veggies.

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