Hearty Italian Sausage Soup

AuthorKathleen GloverCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Nothing is more comforting on a cold winter day than a big bowl of hearty soup. Hearty Italian Sausage Soup is loaded with potatoes, sausage, and spinach, this soup is a complete meal in a single bowl.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time50 mins

Ingredients:
 2 tbsp oil
 1 lb hot Italian sausage, casings removed
 2 tsp red pepper flakes
 2 bacon
 1 large onion
 2 garlic
 3 cups chicken broth
 3 large potatoes
 1 cup heavy cream
 10 oz fresh spinach
 salt
 pepper

Directions:
1

In a large pot over medium high heat, add oil and sausage meat. Break up large pieces of sausage and cook until no longer pink.

2

Remove sausage from the pot and drain any fat from the pot.

3

Chop the bacon into thin strips and add that to the pot. When the bacon is cooked, remove it from the pot but leave any remaining fat.

4

Next, add in the large diced onion and minced garlic cloves. Saute until the onions soften.

5

Add chicken broth, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil.

6

When boiling, add 3 large potatoes, sliced into thin rounds. Cook for 20 minutes, uncovered, or until the potatoes are fork tender.

7

When the potatoes are done, add in the heavy cream and the reserved bacon and sausage. Stir to combine and cook for 3-5 minutes to heat everything through.

8

Turn off the heat and add in the spinach, letting the residual heat wilt the leaves.

Ingredients

Ingredients:
 2 tbsp oil
 1 lb hot Italian sausage, casings removed
 2 tsp red pepper flakes
 2 bacon
 1 large onion
 2 garlic
 3 cups chicken broth
 3 large potatoes
 1 cup heavy cream
 10 oz fresh spinach
 salt
 pepper

Directions

Directions:
1

In a large pot over medium high heat, add oil and sausage meat. Break up large pieces of sausage and cook until no longer pink.

2

Remove sausage from the pot and drain any fat from the pot.

3

Chop the bacon into thin strips and add that to the pot. When the bacon is cooked, remove it from the pot but leave any remaining fat.

4

Next, add in the large diced onion and minced garlic cloves. Saute until the onions soften.

5

Add chicken broth, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil.

6

When boiling, add 3 large potatoes, sliced into thin rounds. Cook for 20 minutes, uncovered, or until the potatoes are fork tender.

7

When the potatoes are done, add in the heavy cream and the reserved bacon and sausage. Stir to combine and cook for 3-5 minutes to heat everything through.

8

Turn off the heat and add in the spinach, letting the residual heat wilt the leaves.

Hearty Italian Sausage Soup

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