A few weeks ago I was in the mood for something super comforting so I decided to venture out and make Smitten Kitchen's Spinach, Sausage & Sweet Potato Soup...with a few of my own alterations of course.
This was so good, so warming, and even better the next day as the flavors had some time to marry together. I was very pleased with the outcome of this soup and will definitely be making it again! This time I'll use some spicier sausage, but knowing I was sharing my first batch with my roommate who hates all things spicy, I toned it down and used turkey linguica instead of regular linguica or chorizo.
Makes 8 servings
3 tablespoons EVOO (how rachel ray of me), divided
1 10 - 11 oz fully cooked smoked Portuguese linguica sausage or chorizo sausage, cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices
2 medium onions, chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 lbs red-skinned sweet potatoes, peeled, quartered lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices
1 lb white-skinned potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick
6 cups low salt chicken broth
1 9oz bag fresh spinach
Heat 2 tbs oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook until brown, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Transfer sausage to paper towels to drain. Add onions and garlic to pot and cook until translucent, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add all potatoes and cook until beginning to soften, stirring often, about 12 minutes. Add broth; bring to boil, scraping up browned bits. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until potatoes are soft, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Using a potato masher, mash some of potatoes in pot. Add browned sausage to soup. Stir in spinach and simmer just until wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 tbs of oil. Season with salt and pepper. Divide among bowls and serve.
This was so good it barely lasted me a lunch or two that week. I can't wait to make it again...maybe this weekend...hmmm...
PS - sorry for the fresh pedicured toe shot along with the soup. Cute color though, right?!