Have you ever cooked something that made people oooh, and aaah over it and ask them for the recipe or when you were going to make that dish again? Of course you have, and it’s happened to me a few times. But the Sausage Soup, as we call it in our house, takes the cake for the number of affections a cook can receive. When I say, it’s what’s for dinner, the kids start listening to what I have to say and the husband becomes more attentive. We all know that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I have been confessed love to, literally, every time I’ve made it either for my family or as a treat for someone who comes over to our house. And since love has to be shared, here is the key to your happiness. You tell me how it worked, deal?
Sausage potato soup
(This feeds a family of 5, most of whom (except me, of course) are boys and men)
2 pounds Italian sausage
1 onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
salt and pepper (although be careful with the salt, as usually both the broth and the sausages have salt in it already)
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 bay leaf
4-5 potatoes, diced
5 cups of broth
½ pint of heavy cream
2-3 handfuls of spinach
In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add sausage and cook it until it’s heated through, breaking it apart into smaller pieces as it cooks.
Once the sausage is browned, add onion, garlic, oregano and basil and continue cooking for a couple of minutes, or until the onion becomes translucent. Pour in the broth, add bay leaf and potatoes, cover and let it simmer on slow heat until the potatoes are cooked through.
Finally, add the spinach leaves, let them wilt, and stir in the heavy cream. Simmer for a few seconds letting it heat through.
P.S. This soup is great spicy as well. You may substitute spicy Italian sausage and add red pepper flakes, some people even add Tabasco to the finished product.
P.P.S. If you want left overs, I highly recommend making more of the soup because everybody goes for seconds and I have to literally steal a couple of ladles of it into the tupperware for my lunch the next day.