Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Spicy Sausage Potato Soup

So, this is the link to the recipe I started with:

Super Delicious Zuppa Toscana

It's still very spicy so you may want to start with just a quarter tsp of cayenne and work your way up.

But I did it this way:


* 1 package smoked turkey sausage, cut into bite-size pieces
* 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
* 1 large onion, pureed/finely minced (to hide it from an onion hater) : )
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 5 standard cans lower-sodium chicken broth
* 6 small potatoes, peel on thinly sliced
* 1 cup fat free milk
* 1/2 can evaporated milk
* 2 handfuls fresh spinach, stems removed and torn into bite-size pieces
* Salt and pepper to taste


1. Cook the turkey sausage in a stock pot over med-high heat, browning/searing thoroughly to create some glaze to stick to the bottom of the pot.
2. Stir in the onions and garlic; cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
3. Pour the chicken broth into the pot with the sausage and onion mixture; bring to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes, and boil until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the milk and evaporated milk; heat through. Mix the spinach into the soup just before serving.

I personally thought this soup was too spicy. But some other people LOVED it :)
I am going to try the original recipe with much less substitutions because I really love Zuppa Toscana from OG. But maybe you too will like Spicy Sausage Potato Soup :)

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