Sausage Potato Soup

I love a good bowl of soup.  As evidenced here, here, and here.  It’s the ultimate version of comfort food to me (until I perfect the ultimate gluten free mac and cheese, that is).  While in Auch, I’ve had a lot of time to think and relax…and sometimes I’ve gotten a little homesick.  But then I look at the weather and am relieved to not be there:

Wednesday's weather in Iowa

Wednesday’s weather in Iowa

Did you know, that even though I’ve grown up in the Midwest, I’ve never been in a tornado situation?  (And I’d like to keep it that way.)  I guess while we’ve been gone, there was tornado by where we live.  Yikes!  Anyways, back to comfort food…

Sausage Potato Soup #glutenfree| Coffee & Macarons

A creamy, starchy broth surround pieces of sweet sausage, carrots, green beans, and onions.  A hint of garlic and basil really bring out the luciousness of the dish.  We went back for seconds thirds.

Sausage Potato Soup #glutenfree | Coffee & Macarons

Sausage Potato Soup #glutenfree | Coffee & Macarons

Sausage Potato Soup – Serves 2-4

Created by Coffee & Macarons

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 cups of mashed potatoes, prepared however you like
  • 0.5-1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 lb of sausage, uncased
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 0.5 inch rounds
  • 1 cup of green beans, cut into 1 inch segments
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced or minced
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I recommend unsweetened almond milk or skim milk)
  • Dried basil, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Prepare mashed potatoes in a medium sized pot (I did this the morning of and left the pot in the fridge all day)
  2. In a large saute pan, cook the sausage, butter carrots, green beans, and onion and cook until onions are in between translucent and transparent.
  3. Add the garlic, cook for one more minute.
  4. Then, combine the sausage mixture and mashed potatoes in the potato pot- do not stir.
  5. To the pot, add in the liquids (broth and milk), stir to combine.
  6. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.  Simmer for 10-12 minutes until all the way heated through.
  7. Season to taste with basil, salt, and pepper.
  8. Serve with a slice of multigrain gluten free bread (her) or a baguette (him).

Bon appetit!

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