Sweet Potato & Sausage Soup

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 @ 01:11 PM
posted by mrscaz

It’s cold in Florida! Ok, so it’s more like what we would call “spring” back in Oregon, but here, it’s cold. That means it’s soup time! I’m not a huge soup fan, but when the weather is right, there is almost nothing better! Also, a perk of making soup is that there is almost always plenty to bring with me for lunch the next day at the kids belts warehouse! Bonus!

I found this recipe on Florida Coupon Savers site and thought I would share! This recipe calls for sweet potatoes, but oddly enough, it doesn’t call for marshmallows or brown sugar. I know, like you, I didn’t think you could eat sweet potatoes any other way, but you can and they are delicious. This soup is a variation on the standard potato soup.

If you don’t like sweet potatoes, don’t just skip this recipe. I’m also not a huge fan of sweet potatoes, so I love that in this recipe you can taste them, but they aren’t overpowering. It’s creamy, savory and hearty, but not too heavy.

Sweet Potato & Sausage Soup

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Package of Chicken Sausage, sliced into medallions
    (I used the Al Fresco Chicken Sausage that I got on sale a few weeks ago)
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3-4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 average sized sweet potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 4 or 5 small white potatoes, peeled & cubed
  • 1 small pool ball squash, peeled and cubed (zucchini would work)
  • 6 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Garlic Powder to taste

In a deep pot, put the olive oil and the chicken sausage and saute until browned. Remove the sausage and add the onions & garlic and saute until translucent. Add all of the potatoes and saute until the potatoes start to brown. Add the squash, chicken broth, milk, chicken sausage, salt, pepper and garlic. Cook until the potatoes are tender and use a potato masher to break up the cubes. Let the soup boil until it gets to be the thickness you desire. Keep in mind, the longer it sits/cools/cooks, the thicker it will get as the potatoes continue to break down.

Serve hot and enjoy!


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3 Responses to “Sweet Potato & Sausage Soup”

  1. Dani Sue says:

    I will definitely be trying this out! We love sweet potatoes!
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  2. Kelly says:

    What is a POOL BALL SQUASH? Did she mean “pool ball sized” squash? And is that a butternut squash? HELP!