Friday, November 23, 2012

Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

Did you eat too much yesterday? Overall looking back I didn't eat to much but I definitely sampled ate three desserts.  Now that is my kind of day. 

Today though I am going to cut back.  Two desserts instead of three.  Soup is also a great way to cut back.  I always feel like I am eating a ton when it comes to soup but really it is just the liquid volume.

This hearty sweet potato and sausage soup is very filling.  It also has kale with is a great way to pack in those nutrients.  I ate this every day leading up to Thanksgiving and now wish there was more.
Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Keywords: soup/stew sweet potato kale 

Ingredients (serves 6)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ large yellow onion, diced large
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 lb sweet Italian sausage (no casings!)
  • 2 sweet potatoes (1 pound total), peeled and diced medium
  • 4 cups (32 oz) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • ¾ cup pasta shells
  • 4 cups of roughly chopped mixed greens (such as kale or swiss chard)
  • Grated Parmesan
In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

Add sausage (break it up often with a wooden spoon!) and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.

Add sweet potatoes, broth, and water and bring to a boil. Add greens and simmer till tender.
In a separate pot cook the pasta al dente. When the greens are wilted and sweet potatoes are soft add pasta to soup mixture.

Ladle into your bowls and sprinkle on Parmesan if desired.
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  1. This soup looks yummy. I love soup at this time of year. I agree soup is a great way of cutting back and a great way of using up leftovers.

  2. Mmmm... sweet potatoes in a soup. YUM! Looks perfectly comforting. :)

  3. Sounds amazing! Great flavors and great use of leftovers.

  4. My mom makes a soup kind of like this one, too. It's delicious! And perfect for this cold season.


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