Soup’s On – Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup
Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup
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.