Sausage, Potato and Spinach Soup
A hearty, comforting soup that’s so easy and simple to make, loaded with tons of fiber and flavor! 329.5 calories.
A bowl of true comfort food on your dinner table in 30 min or less. That’s something I can live with all week.
And even though it’s a piping hot bowl of soup, I can have this all. year. long.
Although I definitely prefer having this during this time of year, especially in front of the fireplace. Not that I have one of those but a girl can dream.
Now this soup is packed with spicy Italian sausage, potatoes and hearty spinach – a complete meal in a single bowl.
The only downside of this recipe is that the leftovers were not enough. Next time I’ll just have to double the batch and load up on that side of crusty bread to go along with it!
A hearty, comforting soup that's so easy and simple to make, loaded with tons of fiber and flavor! 329.5 calories.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 pound red potatoes, diced
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat.
- Stir in garlic, onion, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Stir in chicken broth and bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in spinach until it begins to wilt, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream until heated through, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve immediately.
Adapted from The Candid Appetite
Why It’s A Smart Choice
I would classify this soup as an “occasional” food. Is it best to eat sausage and whipping cream on a daily basis? For most people: probably not. But because this is in soup form, you will be satisfied eating less sausage than if you were served it on a plate.
To amp up the health of this soup, substitute evaporated milk for the whipping cream.
Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.