Sunday, July 20, 2008

Potato Sausage Soup

Hi everyone I'm back from visiting and caring for my brother in Ojai, Ca and he is mending and doing well. Thank you all for your prayers for my brother and sister-in-law. The weather was great and cool there and one day my Aunt Perk and I slipped off to the beach for fried calamari and oysters. Nothing but nothing beats fresh fish!

I wanted to give you a recipe that goes with cool weather, Chris will love this, so I'm sending along my Potato Sausage Soup. This is so easy and simple and really great for a week night supper. It's very similar to the Olive Garden's famous Toscana soup. Give it a try...simply delicious.

Ingredients are:
5 sweet Italian sausage links
5 slices of bacon, cut into pieces
5 medium baking potatoes, cut into large cubes
1 Cup diced white onions
2 large cloves of minced garlic
1 and 1/2 boxes of chicken stock
1 Cup heavy cream
3 Cups fresh spinach
salt and pepper to taste

Remove the sausage from the casing and brown in a skillet breaking it up until cooked through.
Place the onions and bacon in a large saucepan and cook until the onions are tender. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Add the chicken broth and potatoes and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the sausage, spinach, cream and continue to simmer another 10 to 15 minutes.

Add some crusty french bread and voila there is your simply Italian dinner! Enjoy!


Knitting Mania said...

Yummo, need to try this one soon!! Thanks for sharing your potato sausage soup recipe...

Glad you like your added "Updated Blog" on our sidebar, isn't it convenient??

Be blessed today my friend...

Anonymous said...

Hi Dustye, this sounds wonderful! We are big homemade soup fans so will have to give this a try- thanks for sharing!

nanatrish said...

This sounds so delicious! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your sweet comments. I'm glad your brother is doing better. I have been wondering how you were doing. OK, we really are related. I absolutely love fried oysters. I am jealous. I'm glad you are back to blogging. Missed you. love ya, Trish

A Woman Who is: said...

This sounds like a good one to save for fall. I love soup in the fall. My whole family sees it coming once we get a nip in the air, out comes the old soup pot. Hope you have more soup recipes to share.

Hey I just dug up iris this week, ya want some? Maybe they don't do well in CA though?

The Texican said...

Hey Dustye, Thanks for coming by Pappy's today and leaving a comment. I visit your site often and so does Bebe. I might need to make up a big bowl of that potato/sausage soup. We are waiting to see where Miss Dolly decides to make landfall. Thanks for your prayers they are always appreciated. Pappy

Anonymous said...

Hi Dustye, so glad I logged on to your blogspot. I will definately be making your potato sausage soup come fall and winter. I'm in need of new recipes so I will check your site regularly.
Be Belessed, Cyndy Dawn

Anonymous said...

Had to stop in and tell you I made this soup last week, and it was a huge hit, especially with the hubby! The leftovers even seemed to get better and better each day - it's a great recipe, thanks so much for sharing it!

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