Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

Posted by on December 30, 2013 in Recipes | 21 comments

Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

January and “soup” go together! On a chilly night nothing satisfies more than a hot bowl of soup and this Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup is a great recipe for a winter warm-up!

This soup was served at a recent get-together! Oh, I  had to have the recipe! Where this soup originated, I am not sure. The mixture of the sausage flavors along with the sweet potatoes is truly a winner to my taste palate! I’m sure you’ll love it, too!


3 Tbsp. olive oil

10-11 oz.  Chorizo (Mexican)  sausage (cut 1/4 ” thick) substitutes for Chorizo are: Italian sausage or chicken  Be sure the Chorizo is link and pre-cooked; not bulk!

2 medium onions

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 lbs. red skinned sweet potatoes (peel and cut crosswise 1/4 ” thick and halved)  – approx . 2 large sweet potatoes

1 lb. white skinned potatoes (peel and halved lengthwise, cut 1/4″ thick) approx. 4 med. potatoes

6 cups low-salt chicken broth

9 oz. fresh spinach



Heat 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil in large pot over high-high heat. Add sausage and cook till brown. Stir about 8 minute and transfer sausage to paper towels and drain. Add onions and garlic, cook stirring approx. 5 minutes. Add all potatoes and cook until beginning to soften – approx 10 min. (with a small amount of broth) Add chicken  broth, bring heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until potatoes are soft approx 20 min. Using masher, mash some potatoes.( not all)  Add browned sausage. Stir in spinach and simmer until just wilted – 5 minutes. Stir in 1 Tbsp. oil, salt and pepper.

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Serves 8


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  1. I’ll have to remember to visit your Blog often for more recipes…

    • Please do! Thanks for your nice comments!

  2. I don’t usually look at Food on a Blog in the middle of the Night *LOL*, but this Recipe I just couldn’t resist… even tho’ now I’m salivating all over my keyboard! *Smiles* Thank you for Sharing this, I will definitely be making some, when the hour is more decent for such things! *winks*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert… Dawn… The Bohemian

  3. I love sweet potatoes and sausage, this sounds great together! Thank you for sharing it at Sewlicious Home Decor this week!


  4. I love sweet potatoes and spinach so I’m definitely giving this soup a try. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  5. I love sweet potatoes, but never tried them in a soup before. I’ll have to give it a go. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell.

  6. My hisband would love this recipe!! Thanks for sharing at Create it or Bake it, My linky party has now changed to Happiness is Homemade from Sunday -Thursday would love for you to come back and share http://mommyondemand.com/happiness-homemade-1/

  7. Thank you for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!!! You have been Pinned!

    • Thank you for pinning!

  8. Sounds so good and hearty! Something we need today!

  9. Thanks for this wonderful recipe…I bought some sweet potatoes to make a Morocan
    stew.. and have some left over.. Was going to search for recipes for the extra
    potatoes.. and came upon your recipe.. Will make it tomorrow night Thanks!!

    • Great! You’ll enjoy it!

  10. I’ve never put spinach in a soup, that looks simply delish! I will have to give this a try for sure!

    • It is the only way I like to eat it! Tastes good and is healthy, too!

  11. Hi Phyllis, I’m popping in to let you know we’re featuring your Sweet Potato Sausage Soup at our Making Monday link party, which goes live Sunday evening 8pm eastern. Thanks for sharing it. Come take a look and we would love it if you would link up some of your other great recipes. 🙂 Have a fantastic rest of the weekend. Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/?p=8868

  12. what a flavorful dish perfect for these cold days
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  13. I don’t eat much sausage, but I may have to try this with chicken! Anything with sweet potatoes and spinach has to be delicious. 🙂

    • It is delicious! Just as good with chicken!

      • I’ll have to try the chicken idea, as well. It is below freezing today which means SOUP WEATHER! Saw your recipe on Making Monday. Good work!

        • Below freezing! That’s a heat wave for us! We’re – 24! Soup weather for sure! Thanks for your nice comment!

  14. Yummy! Love all those flavors. Thanks for linking to What’d You Do This Weekend.

    Happy New Year!


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