Sweet Potato-Sausage Soup

If you like a little heat, swap in spicy Italian sausage for the sweet.

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  • Servings: 6
Sweet Potato-Sausage Soup

Source: Everyday Food, November 2012


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced large
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 sweet potatoes (1 pound total), peeled and diced medium
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup small pasta shells
  • 4 cups roughly chopped mixed greens, such as kale and Swiss chard
  • Grated Parmesan, for serving


  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add sausage and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add sweet potatoes, broth, and 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook 3 minutes less than package instructions. Reduce to a simmer, add greens, and cook until pasta is tender and greens are wilted, 4 minutes. Serve with Parmesan.


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