Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Yummies: Simple soup

I rarely use recipes for soups. This is one that I made last weekend when we had company and since it received good reviews I wrote down what I had done so I could replicate it in the future.

Simple Autumn Soup

1 tbsp olive oil
4 links Italian sweet sausage, casings removed -- or about half a pound of bulk sausage
1 Vidalia onion, chunked
8 white mushrooms, chopped
3 large carrots, sliced in chunks
2 cans diced tomatoes (I use no salt added)
1c. frozen corn
3c. chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
(NOTE: all amounts are approximate)

Heat olive oil in a dutch oven (use medium heat). Add onion and stir for about two minutes. Add mushrooms and stir for another two minutes. Add sausage and, as it browns, break it up into small pieces. Continue to stir and cook until the sausage is lightly browned and cooked through.

Add the carrots, diced tomatoes and chicken broth. Stir and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat and add the corn. Cover and let the soup simmer over LOW heat for about an hour. Longer is fine, just make sure that the heat is on low. After the soup has been simmering for a little while, maybe 20 minutes, give it a taste and see if it needs salt or pepper. Mine needed a little of both, but little else.

This recipe makes 4-5 hearty entree-sized servings.

** You could also use turkey sausage or vegetarian sausage in this recipe. I'm very interested in trying it with the veggie sausage so if anyone has any recommendations on veggie sausage, please share!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Aron said...

yummmm! have a great weekend!

tfh said...

Ah, sausage. The one nonvegetarian food I miss most (along with pepperoni and salami-- ah, delicious processed pig products!). I don't mind the Tofurkey imitation sausage but husband finds it icky.

Mark Salinas said...

Looks tasty...I am running a marathon this weekend! Yay! Have a nice weekend!

Frayed Laces said...

wanna come to my place to cook?

Marcy said...

LMAO at FL! I second that! Sounds fantastic!

Felice Devine said...

Thanks, tfh -- I'll have to try the Tofurkey sausage.

kara said...

I made a big pot of Split Green Pea - 'tis the season for soups!

Unknown said...

That sounds really good! And there's not too many ingredients to buy.

Have you every made soup with Calabaza? I hope I spelled that right. But it's like a squash...

Vava said...

Autumn is definitely soup time, that's for sure. Sounds really tasty!

merathon said...

i love the Gimme Lean vegetarian sausage! Morningstar Farms' is also really good.

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