Saturday, October 5, 2013

Spicy Sausage and Sweet Potato Soup for One Pot #SundaySupper



It is funny. Kevin and I have been together for over 5 years now and this month I just found out he likes pumpkin, and sweet potatoes. How am I just now getting this information??? 

So when I found out that this Sunday Supper theme was One Pot Meals I decided I wanted to use one of those ingredients. I have been wanting to do a Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, but when I mentioned Spicy Sausage + Sweet Potatoes to Kevin his eyes lit up, so I knew that was what I was going to make. I can continue with my Mac and Cheese obsession at another time. 


Kevin loved this soup which, if you have read much on my blog you will know, is an accomplishment all on it's own! Soup to him is not a meal, it is an appetizer. So I could not have been happier to hear that he liked it. But he didn't just tell me he liked it, he actually went into detail about why. Color me totally shocked!!

I have to agree with him, one of my favorite things about this soup is the spicy sausage is balanced perfectly with the slight sweetness of the potatoes. You could of course make this with regular potatoes but I recommend you try it with the sweet potatoes!!


Spicy Sausage and Sweet Potato Soup


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound spicy Italian sausage (casings removed)
2 sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), diced
6 cups chicken stock
1 cup Ditalini (or other small pasta)
1 bunch Swiss chard, roughly chopped (can use kale)
Kosher salt
Cracked black pepper
Gated Parmesan cheese


Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add sausage and cook, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon, until no pink remains, about 5 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes chicken stock, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook about 8 minutes (just shy of al dente). Reduce to a simmer and add the Swiss chard. Cook until the greens have wilted and the pasta is tender. Adjust seasoning.

Ladle into soup bowls and top with grated Parmesan cheese.

Serves 6

ENJOY!!


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62 comments:

  1. Such a terrific soup, Bobbi. You're right...the balance of sweet and spice sound divine!

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  2. What a lovely soup. I especially like that you also added pasta. Look like an entire meal to me :)
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  3. Love the spicy and sweet combo. Your soup sounds amazing!

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  4. This looks amazing! Love the cheese, sausage and veggie combo. Hearty and healthy!

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  5. I love sweet potatoes too and I don't think I ever used them in soup. This is brilliant!

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    1. Thanks so much!! I kind of went from a soup I made with regular potatoes and went from there :)

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  6. Sweet Potatoes and spicy sausage together, I love it! Great soup!!

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  7. Mmmm, this sounds delicious! I love using ditalini in soups :)

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    1. Yes it just seems like the perfect pasta for soup.

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  8. This looks so good, and so healthy too! Love it!

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  9. I love it when I find a soup recipe that Chris feels is hearty enough to be a main course.

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    1. Yes! It is so hard to do with these guys!!

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  10. I love sweet potatoes in soups and know I would love this!

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  11. Two of of fav things together, why have I never thought of this pairing, awesome soup!!

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  12. Pumpkins and sweet potatoes now...wonder what else you'll learn about your guy after 10 years!

    Love ALL the ingredients in this soup! Love the addition of the sweet potatoes! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Amy LOL ya who knows what other info he will decide to surprise me with!

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  13. I bet this tastes a lot like a soup I make called Zuppa Toscona. Sooooo good, only I use regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes.

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  14. I laughed because soup is appetizer to my husband too. :)

    Have a great week!

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  15. This is a soup my husband would absolutely love! I Can't eat sausage, but he loves it!

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  16. I haven't had sausage in years, but I know for certain that my husband would love this.

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  17. I love soup in the fall! I can't have sausage, but it sure sounds great!

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  18. oh gosh, i loooooooooooooooooove soups with sausage. this looks marvelous!

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  19. What was that commercial a number years ago? (You may be too young!) But it was for a soup - that eats like a meal. (Now I need to look that up or it's going to drive me crazy.) Sounds just like your lovely soup, Bobbi. If I had a bowl of this, I wouldn't need anything else! Love it.

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    1. Was that the old slogan for chunky soups? I remember the comerical but not who it was for.

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  20. Wow I love this soup. Haven't thought about putting sausage in it, but I'll get myself some Hungarian sausage and add a bit in it.

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  21. This looks so awesome! Perfect for colder fall weather. So when this dumb Indian summer decides to leave us, I'll be making this. Thanks for the recipe!

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  22. We just started eating pumpkin about 2 years ago but we have always eaten sweet potatoes. LOVE them and this soup sound great.

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  23. Oh that soup looks delicious. That would be perfect for the weather we're having right now. I love sweet potatoes as well so I can certainly imagine this being great!

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  24. What a delicious looking and sounding soup - it sounds like it would be perfect for a cold evening x

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    1. It is perfect. Fills you up and keeps you warm!

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  25. I wish I had the fixings for this today. It's a horrible rainy day and this would make me feel better!

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  26. I love sweet potatoes and the added spicy sausage sounds really good

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  27. I love sweet potatoes and love discovering new recipes that utilize that superfood! Thanks my husband love love this!!

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    1. Awesome! I am trying to use more and more of them.

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  28. This soup looks amazing and perfect for the colder days... We have been eating a lot of soup and can't wait to try this one...thanks for sharing SOOOO many amazing recipes, sooo will add some of them for our next weeks menu.

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    1. I am so glad you are enjoying my recipes!!

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  29. Spicy sausage is one of my favorite things to make something with. this sounds super yummy and I am sure I can Keto-ize this for my food plan! Thanks for sharing another great recipe!

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  30. I have a family member that used to always think that soup wasn't a meal. This sounds like a really good soup. I have never thought of adding sweet potato to a soup, but will have to give it a try.

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    1. I have been trying to come up with more recipes that utilize sweet potatoes since they are so good for you.

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  31. This looks like a great dish to enjoy on this rainy day that we had here today in New York City. After getting soaked in the downpour, this would have warmed me up.

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    1. You got hit with some of our Washington weather :)

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  32. I saved this page, I live soup as the weather cooling

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  33. Much as I love sweet potatoes, I never had sweet potato before. I bet it is amazing, though!

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  34. This really does sound so good. I think this is a winning combination and will see how my family will enjoy it.

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  35. What a wonderful soup! It looks really good, I'm going to pin it to make it in a few weeks. It'll be nice a cool next month for some hearty soups

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    1. It is a perfect cold weather soup Melanie!

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  36. Mmmm, that looks so warming & delicious. Thank you for sharing!

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  37. Ooooh! I'm now inspired to make one!

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  38. Love the Spicy Sausage and Sweet Potato combo. . this soup looks fabulous!

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  39. I love trying new soups! Thanks for sharing this yummy combo!

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  40. I love sweet potato's and my husband prefers them over white. We do not eat a lot of soup but this one sounds amazing.

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    1. I am trying to switch out more sweet potatoes for white.

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  41. This sounds delicious. I love soups and making soups. Perfect for the Winter.

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  42. We don't eat meat but some of the recipes on that list look pretty tasty, and easy to substitute with something else instead of the meat. :) I just recently started eating sweet potatoes. They taste pretty good!

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    1. I am glad you enjoy the soup. I do try to come up with recipes that you can make meat free.

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  43. Love the soup, it looks so yummy. I am a huge fan of soups, they just save my life after cold days outside.

    Fan R @TeddyOutReady

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  44. Spicy Sausage and sweet potatoes soup? I want two bowls please!

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  45. We love having soup for dinner--yours sounds so good, we'll definitely give this a try!

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