I love soup, I’m a soup nut, but one thing that drives me nuts sometimes, is that if I eat just soup, I’m starving 1 hour later…like the “it feels like my stomach is full of air and now I’m really cranky kind of hungry”. I mean seriously, it’s like I’m a different person and we probably shouldn’t meet until I’ve had something really greasy to eat. When it comes to soup, Hubs doesn’t care for it, unless it’s thick and chunky, without lots of extra broth. As a mom, I like to make soup, because it’s almost effortless and you can make enough for a week as easily as you can make it for one meal. So when I cook, I want to make just one thing, I want multiple food types in the dish, I want to toss it all in the pot and walk away…if I’m using canned soup, none of the above applies, because you just pour and warm and you’re probably using it as a side dish anyways. Moving on.
Today I bring you sausage cream soup. It’s thick. It’s chunky. It’s yummy. It’s filling. And you can almost toss and walk the whole dish. Almost. This soup is full of flavor, without a bunch of extra spices (which are great, but easy is great too). What I don’t like, is that everyone loves it so much, that it doesn’t last for more than a day! There are many things that I love about this soup, but one of the things that I really think brings it home, is that it’s a filling and satisfying snack! This is definitely a heavy soup, so feel free to use whole milk instead of cream and/or drain the fat off of the sausage, but personally, those are the things that I really love about this soup.
Sausage Cream Soup
1lb Mild Italian Sausage (I love using the ground type instead of the links for this recipe, it makes life so much easier)
1 Onion diced (I’m partial to red and white, but you can use yellow too)
4 T butter
2 C water
3 oz precooked bacon pieces
2 to 3 cups of cream (this depends on how chunky you’d like the base also, adding more cream will tone down the saltiness if needed)
- Toss the Italian sausage, onions and butter in a stock pot and cook until sausage is cooked through
- Add water and bacon pieces to pot and bring to a boil
- Turn the heat down and add the spinach and cook until the spinach cooks down
- Turn the heat off and allow the soup to cool enough to wear it is no longer simmering
- Add the cream to the pot and stir in
- Now it’s time to chow
- You can serve with extra bacon or eat as is
Next to pizza, I think this is my favorite food in the entire world, and that is saying a whole lot, because I really love pizza!