Gluten Free Tuscan Sausage Soup!
Warm soup on a cold evening really hit’s the spot! Here’s an Italian favorite: with Italian Sweet Sausage, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Spinach (or Kale if you prefer), and a couple of spices you already have on hand…boom. You’re set.
Ingredients for 4 servings:
3 tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I like “Light” blend.
1 lb. Italian Sweet Sausage, Gluten Free of course. Remove from casings. Break apart.
1 cup Chopped Yellow Onion, like a Vidalia ( Sweet)
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 -14 ounce can Chicken Broth. Gluten Free again.
14 oz. of water. (Use the empty broth can & fill with the water. No measuring cup needed.)
1 -8 oz, can Tomato Sauce. This is a plain sauce, found everywhere.
3 or 4 Yukon Gold Potatoes. Peel, chop to small oieces, about ½ inch size.
Italian Spices. They sell a bottle of Italian Seasonings, or use dried Basil, Oregano, Thyme. Combine all to result in ½ teas. Total
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 cups Spinach or Kale or even Chard. Washed, chopped to 3 in. pieces.
Fresh Parsley to garnish at end.
In soup-pot, heat the oil and then brown the Sausage that you’ve removed from the casings, and broken apart into bits, about 1 inch in size. Use medium-low heat.
Stir around as it browns. This takes only a couple of minutes.
Remove to a plate. In the same oil, saute the onion first. When translucent, ad the garlic and saute until fragrant. Don’t allow to brown.
Add the broth, tomato sauce, water, spices and cover pot. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the potatoes and re-cover the pot. Simmer until the potatoes are soft.
Add the Spinach and simmer for only 2 minutes additional.
Shut heat. Plate your soup and garnish with a few bits of Parsley Flakes.
Grab a few gluten free rolls or toasted bread, all set for dipping into the hot soup! Feel free to sprinkle some grated Italian cheese on top too!
This is a flavorful soup, great for those who love Italian Sweet Sausage…you can enjoy it in a new way!