Monday, September 20, 2010

The Perfect Fall Soup

It's like a sweater for your stomach. Warm and comforting. Without the annoying scratchiness.

Just go make it. It's amazing, I promise. And who doesn't want a sweater for their stomach?

Sausage and Greens Soup
(Adapted from my CSA newsletter, not sure of the original source)

1lb ground sausage
Garlic to taste (I used 1 giant clove)
1 large onion (chopped) (I used 1/2)
8c. chicken or veggie broth
3-4 c. diced potatoes
salt and pepper to taste
1 can evaporated milk (I omitted this because I was planning on freezing it. But then we ate it. oops.)
3-5 c. fresh chard (roughly chopped)

Brown sausage in soup pot and drain all but a spoonful of fat. Saute onions and garlic with sausage in reserved fat until soft. Add broth, potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft. Add milk and greens. Cook until tender. Freezes really well, just omit the milk and add once you defrost and heat the soup to serve.

3 out of 3 diners gave this soup two thumbs up. Well actually, one of the diners gave it a peace sign. I don't know if that means the soup was groovy or she was telling us she is two. Regardless, she downed a whole bowl.

The next time I make this I will include the evaporated milk. I know it will be creamy and delicious. I am actually concerned it would be too rich...we shall see! Enjoy!


  1. Mmmm, sounds delicious! I love soup season! (well, I love the start of soup season anyway...)