This warm comforting goodness is perfect for lunch or dinner. Serve it with a warm fresh crusty Italian bread, or wonderful French baguette…Both are guaranteed to be a fantastic addition to your Homemade Potato & Spinach Soup with Italian Sausage.
Potato and Italian Sausage soup, Potato Soup, Potato Spinach Soup
2poundsSweet Italian Sausage
4cupsLow sodium chicken broth
8Redskin potatoeshalved and sliced
2cupsHeavy whipping cream
Kosher saltto taste
Fresh cracked pepperto taste
3cupsFresh spinach stem removed and chopped
In a large Dutch Oven, start browning Sweet Italian Sausage on medium heat, add 1 large diced onion, and 2 cloves of minced garlic.
Once completely browned drain excess oils off by placing in a colander or strainer for a few moments.
Return to Dutch Oven, adds 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth, two cups of water, bring to a simmer, add 8 large redskin potatoes that have been halved and sliced.
Cook over medium heat about 7 minutes, then add sliced carrots. Continue cooking on low to medium heat for another 10 minutes.
Reduce heat to low, slowly add 2 cups of whole milk, (careful of heat, as you do not want the milk to curdle)stir and then slowly add 2 cups of heavy cream. (Still being cautious of heat) stir and add 1 tablespoon of dry basil, 1 teaspoon of dry oregano, Kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper, and a slight pinch of nutmeg. Stir to incorporate all spices.
Cook on very low for about 7-10 minutes then add 3 cups of fresh spinach that has been cleaned, stems removed, and chopped. Remove from heat immediately.
Stir and serve immediately, with a warm, buttered, fresh crusty bread.
Recipe by Heidy L. McCallum owner of The McCallum's Shamrock Patch Blog