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Soup’s On – Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

Bon Appetit

Apparently sweet potatoes and sausage don’t sound appetizing to some people.   I thought it sounded delicious and decided to try this soup.   It was raining hard the afternoon I made this and it just seemed the perfect time for soup.  After consuming a good portion that afternoon, I shared tried to share the rest with friends. That’s when I realized some people don’t embrace the sweet potato/sausage combination.  All of them were good sports and at least tried it and afterwards, a very different story.  Everyone now knew what I knew all along — this was a really good soup!!!  And . . . it was even better the next day.  The original recipe called for chorizo, but I made it healthier using turkey kielbasa. 

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 1 10 – 11 ounce Kielbasa (I used turkey Kielbasa) – cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 2 medium onions – chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 2 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes ( peeled, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/4 inch slices)
  • 1 pound white-skinned potatoes (peeled, quartered lenghtwise and cut into 1/4 inch slices)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 9 ounce bag of spinach

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook about 8 minutes (or longer), stirring often.

Transfer to paper towels to drain. Add onions and garlic to pot and cook until translucent, stirring often – about five minutes.

Add all potatoes and cook until beginning to soften, stirring often – about 12 minutes.

Add broth and bring to boil, scraping up browned bits.

Reduce heat to medium-law and cover and simmer until potatoes are soft, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.

Using potato masher, mash some of the potatoes.

If you want a smoother texture, this would be the time when you would it in a blender to puree somewhat and then return to the pot. I will try that next time!!!

Return the kielbasa to the pot.

Stir in spinach and simmer until wilted, about five minutes. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper.

Serves 8.



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2 thoughts on “Soup’s On – Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

  1. like I said when I tasted it…it so didn’t sound good when you were describing it but OMG it was great! the flavors went so well together and it was all nice and warm and yummy!

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