Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Smoked Sausage and Spinach Soup Recipe

I make soup pretty frequently in the winter.  Luckily, the boys generally like soup.  Recently I tossed together a new recipe and was quite pleased with the results.

Ingredients:
1 lb. smoked sausage, diced
1 large onion, chopped
2 large carrots, diced
1 celery rib, diced
5 cups broth (I used chicken)
1 14 oz. can navy beans, drained
1 tsp basil
9 ounce package fresh spinach
1/2 cup orzo
1 tsp basil
30 ounces canned diced tomatoes
5 cloves garlic, minced

Saute garlic, onion, carrots, and celery in a tablespoon of olive oil, in a large stew pot until tender.  Add all other ingredients (except the spinach) and bring to a boil.  Reduce to simmer and cook for 7 minutes.  Add spinach and simmer 3 more minutes until spinach is gently wilted and orzo is tender. 

It turned out wonderfully, and we had plenty of leftovers to eat for lunch the next day.  That's win-win in my book!

33 comments:

Heather said...

Yum! I love soup, and actually anything sausage I love (although I try not to eat it often!). Is this kielbasa? Or another type of smoked sausage? I would love for you to link up at what i am eating :-) http://www.townsend-house.com/2013/02/what-i-am-eating_22.html

andy said...

Nothing like good soup in the winter !! This one looks great !!! I will be trying this one
Hope you have a wonderful day Lisa !

Buttons said...

Oh Lisa this looks good I make mine the same way but use Kale from my garden still:) We love soup. B

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh yum, this looks delicious Lisa!

Jill said...

Sounds and looks great!

My Journey With Candida said...

That soup looks GREAT!! I make my Hubs a Zuppa Toscana like The Olive Garden.... but yours looks much better.

Monkeywrangler said...

Looks tasty. I'd have to mod it though for my son, who has a terrible tendency to gag horribly on spinach, especially wilted spinach. I think I'd shred up some cabbage to replace it.

born ambitious. born imaginative. said...

This looks yum! I make oodles of soup, as my 2 year old just stares at veggies on his plate, unless they are in a soup. He gobbles up soup no matter what is in it!

Sandy said...

I am a huge soup fan too. It is economical to make and is comforting when it is cold outside.

Chatty Crone said...

My husband and I would love that - but no one else would eat it - will your kids eat that healthy soup? Dang - wonder what I did wrong...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks delicous! I would love a bowl.

Andrea B. said...

Looks yum! You know I don't do sausage but the rest? Mmmn.

Valerie said...

Lisa, This looks really hearty and delicious, and I love how you made up the recipe too. I love to go into the kitchen and improvise every once in a while-it seems less intimidating than following some complicated recipe. I'll write soon, my friend:) xx

Marissa said...

Sounds good. I am a soup person - spring, summer, fall and winter is a good time for soup in my book. :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That looks really good. I can almost smell the flavors!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Sounds good to me!!!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

This looks healthy, delicious and easy. Well, I guess using turkey sausage would make it healthy. Thanks!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Looks delicious on this chilly day!

Myya said...

I love soup. I don't make it near enough. My sister has this amazing yummy spicy, sausage kale soup. Uggghhh now I want her to make it for me. LOL

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice, it beats the frozen pizza I just pulled out.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Sounds really good and would be great on this icy day!

Nancy Claeys said...

I can almost smell it from here! Looks wonderful (still cold and snowy here.)

Betsy Adams said...

We love soup in the winter also, Lisa. Yours sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
Hugs,
Betsy

A Quiet Corner said...

YUM! The Pres just made some killer chicken soup with brown rice on Sunday and it's AWESOME too!!!...:)JP

Michelle said...

Very nice. I like the combo of spinach and sausage.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks yummy!

Arti said...

We also make soup in winter season but it is pure vegetarian! I love tomato and beetroot soup!
Have a lovely week Lisa :)

Madge Bloom said...

Mmmm, looks delicious.. I LOVE soup!

SweetMarie said...

It looks yummy!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

i bet it taste soooo yummy
love
tweedles

Barbara said...

Yum, this looks delicious! I'm such a fan of soup!!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Your soup sounds amazing. I might try to make it this week if I can get my hands on some smoked turkey sausage since my family do not like pork sausage.

Linda said...

Wow! Sounds tasty for something that's so rich in vitamins!