Cooking Hussy


Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup October 15, 2007

Filed under: Soup/Stew — cookinghussy @ 1:29 pm


This was the first soup of the fall and was perfect. This is also the first recipe I’ve made from my Bon Appetite magazine (Thanks Jarrod & Marti!). The sweet potatoes were from our CSA, as was the garlic and onion.

1 T. Olive Oil
10-15 oz Chorizo Sausage (hard if you can find it, but I used the soft, crumbly kind and it worked well.)
2 Medium Onions – chopped
2 cloves garlic – diced
2 pounds sweet potatoes – peeled and chopped
1 pound white potatoes – peeled and chopped
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon smoked Paprika
1 package frozen spinach

Cook sausage in olive oil for about 8 minutes until browned. Take out of pot and drain on paper towel. Add onion and garlic to the pot and sauté for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and cook for about 12 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2o minutes until potatoes are soft and cooked. Add spinach and sausage and heat through.

We ate soup and salad. The salad was topped with some radishes (CSA), cucumbers, raspberries and walnuts with a raspberry/walnut vinaigrette.

Notes: Next time I’d like to find the hard sausage from the meat market in Lincoln Square.

Servings: 6-8


2 Responses to “Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup”

  1. Chris Says:

    This soup was outstanding, and the salad was a great starter! The soup was a warm and hearty blend of fall flavors with just the right amount of spice from the chorizo. I agree the hard chorizo would have added a more interesting texture to the soup, but the soft chorizo still had great flavor. The salad was a excellent fresh and light starter which contrasted nicely with the warm stew.

    I hope you make it again soon!

  2. cookinghussy Says:

    Next time I’ll use fresh spinach instead of frozen too. I think it will look better than the frozen spinach.

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