Sausage Soup with Spinach – Quick Comforting and Delicious!
It’s fun to try different soups in the winter when the temperatures start to dip and your really don’t feel like doing much but staying in and … eating delicious soups!
This luscious sausage soup doesn’t need to simmer for hours and hours to develop great a great flavor. Thanks to a satisfying combination of spicy Poblano pepper, classic herbs, and an interesting blend of spices, this soup delivers lots of fantastic flavor in just over half an hour.
A soup that’s quick and de-soup luscious!
This soup is great as a hearty appetizer or as a satisfying light meal when paired with a green salad. As an added bonus, it tastes even better as leftovers for lunch the next day! Don’t forget to make a Basic Tossed Salad.
You will love this super quick Sausage Soup with Spinach -
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lb. pork sausage
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1/2 medium Poblano pepper, diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup Cheddar Jack cheese, shredded
Heat olive oil in a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is no longer pink inside, approximately 5 minutes. As the sausage cooks, break it into small pieces with a wooden spoon.
Add the red and Poblano pepper, celery, basil, oregano, rosemary, chili powder, cumin, and cinnamon to the pot. Generously season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies have softened, around 5-6 minutes.
Add the chicken stock and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the spinach and cook for another 4-5 minutes, or just until the spinach wilts.
Remove from heat and serve immediately, topped with shredded Cheddar Jack cheese and some additional diced Poblano pepper, if desired. Enjoy!
Delicious soups that you make at home are so much more economical and healthy than those that you buy out of a can. This yummy Sausage Soup with Spinach is loaded with vitamins and nutrients and is part of a healthy diet. Use a lower fat sausage or switch out to a delicious chicken sausage!