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Today I have a SOUPer recipe to share with you all!

Ever had Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana? Well this is very similar, and i’d even vote better!

I know it’s getting warmer out, and so soup isn’t usually on the menu much during the warmer months, but I believe this is one to have ALL YEAR ROUND because it is THAT GOOD!

We (hubs and I) make a pot of it and it lasts of for two or three meals (depending on how empty our stomachs are and how big our bowls are). We also get a “take and bake” loaf of bread from Kroger to pair with it. SCRUMPTIOUS!

I found this recipe on Pinterest and to see the original posting go here.

So without further ado, I give you…

Sausage, Potato and Spinach Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes (It usually takes me a little longer…)

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Yield 6 servings

A hearty, comforting soup that’s so easy and simple to make, loaded with tons of fiber and flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf (I substitute 1/4 tsp of Thyme)
  • 1 pound red potatoes, diced
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  • Stir in garlic, onion, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Stir in chicken broth and bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach until it begins to wilt, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream until heated through, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve immediately.
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