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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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Reviews (16)

185 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 49
  • 2 star values: 23
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2018
I make this recipe over and over. I use vegetable stock instead of chicken broth because I think it has more flavor. I also cook my gf pasta separately. And last night I cooked the sweet potatoes on low for a long time in the broth and I think it made the soup even better.
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2018
My husband and I love this soup. I use chicken sausage and whole wheat pasta, and my husband can't tell the difference. I also use all chicken stock or broth instead of water as it actually makes a big difference in flavor. I take the leftovers to work for lunch so I usually cook the pasta separate and add it when serving to keep the pasta firm. Really great flavor!
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2018
I've made this recipe at least a half dozen times now, and I absolutely adore it. I'm actually making it tonight to entertain! I use spicy Italian chicken sausage, butternut squash instead of sweet potato (only because it's conveniently prepackaged), and I add spices such as thyme and basil to taste.
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2016
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.
Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2014
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!
Rating: Unrated
10/25/2014
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.
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Rating: Unrated
12/16/2013
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.
Rating: Unrated
12/09/2013
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.
Rating: Unrated
12/05/2013
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!
Rating: Unrated
12/05/2013
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.
Rating: Unrated
02/10/2013
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.
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2013
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!
Rating: Unrated
12/31/2012
this soup was great! My boyfriend raved. Really delicious and pretty too!
Rating: Unrated
12/08/2012
Will be making this as I found the recipe in EVERYDAY FOOD and it looks very good however,I almost missed it here on the site as it has ACORN squash pictures next to the recipe
Rating: Unrated
12/02/2012
Just made this tonight with some chicken sausage I had in the freezer. It was a great way to use sweet potato and we loved the swiss chard. I will definitely make it again.
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2012
Absolutely love this recipe. I do half sweet sausage, half hot and it brings such a wonderful, flavorful kick to it. Definitely part of my regular winter meal rotation now.