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Sweet Potato-Sausage Soup


Autumn vegetables take on a deep sweetness after the first frost, so let them shine in this hearty soup. If you like a little heat, swap in spicy Italian sausage for the sweet.

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  • Servings: 6

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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  • SophieL41448
    7 MAR, 2016
    Really good, really easy~ I was looking for a recipe to use up some sweet potatoes and kale from my CSA box and found this soup one. Wow - how delicious and nutritious this turned out to be. I grilled the sausage to get some of the fat out, but that wasn' t really necessary.
  • orangek8
    2 NOV, 2014
    Awwww, yeah. This soup is delicious, nutritious, beautiful and amazing!!! Such a great fall soup. Will be making it all winter too!! I used hot Italian turkey sausage. YUM!
  • vanillablue
    25 OCT, 2014
    Wow! This was awesome! I made it with mild Italian sausage and kale. Really hearty! Will be adding this to my fall/winter soup rotation.
  • lolasalazar
    16 DEC, 2013
    I made this over the weekend and it was SO GOOD! The prep was quick and the active cook time was minimal, really all I had to do was wait for the soup to boil and the noodles to get al dente. I will definitely be making this again, it was hearty and perfect for winter.
  • susantennis
    9 DEC, 2013
    I thought it was terribly bland. I added a handful of Italian seasonings, pinch of red pepper flakes for heat, pinch of nutmeg, 3 bullion cubes, 1/2 a tin of tomatoes, and 2 cans of tomato sauce (I was out of tomato paste). I also left out the pasta so it was gluten free. After all that, it was delicious.
  • Stephanie663
    5 DEC, 2013
    Delicious! Even my husband who says he doesn't like sweet potatoes had seconds. I used spinach 'cause that's what I had on hand. I also forgot the parm until I had finished the bowl! Added a squirt of sriracha for a little heat. Will absolutely make this again!
  • tjhschwind
    5 DEC, 2013
    This soup is easy to make and absolutely delicious. I realized I had forgotten the Parmesan cheese after I finished my bowl. I never missed it.
  • ConnieH
    10 FEB, 2013
    I have made this soup a couple of times. It is soooo good! I shared with the neighbors and it was such a big hit they shared it with their daughters and they have made it several times. This is such a "keeper"! I'm copying the recipe right at this moment as someone else wants a copy. I prefer spicy things so I used the hot Itialian sausage and so glad I did. DON'T let the "greens" scare you if you are not used to using them. It really adds to this soup as does that little bit of parmesan.
  • OhSirop
    24 JAN, 2013
    Found this recipe through the Everyday Food Digital Magazine and thought I'd give it a try. I was in the mood for a comfort food hearty soup and this one fit the bill for a cold chilly night. I laughed when I saw that apparently this soup serves 6. My husband and I (party of 2) helped ourselves to 3 and 2 servings respectively. ;0) We had just enough soup to pack up for 1 person's lunch the next day. Definitely need to double recipe to serve 4-5 generously. This soup won't disappoint!
  • JessicaLana
    31 DEC, 2012
    this soup was great! My boyfriend raved. Really delicious and pretty too!