Hearty Healthy Spicy Sausage Soup is packed with nutrition, heat and a medley of fantastic flavours. A perfect meal in a bowl with some hot crusty bread.
My friend, Cathy Kreuter, shared this soup recipe with me last week. Well, I tried it and it was really good! My husband thought so too. He polished off half the pot. There are many similar recipes on the internet, but this is a good one. As with most of these soups, both Cathy and I tweak them based on our tastes and what we have on hand.
This recipe is loaded with healthy vegetables and beans. You can control the heat to some extent by buying the sausage as spicy as you like. If you are using less spicy sausage, just add a pinch or two of chili flakes to make up the difference. Most of the fat is drained out of the sausage when you saute it which means less in the soup. I like to add some orzo (other small pasta is fine too) which thickens up the soup a bit, making it a cross between a soup and stew-like consistency. Yum!
The soup is easy to make and, with any luck, you’ll have great leftovers the next day. If the soup thickens up too much in the fridge, just add a bit more broth. Needless to say, this is a perfect make-ahead soup.
- Make a vegetarian version by using a vegetarian “sausage” or leaving out the sausage altogether.
- Add other vegetables like zucchini or green beans.
- Leave out the pasta if you prefer.
- Make lots!
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