Sausage Soup

Sausage Soup is a savory and hearty dish that’s perfect for a cozy meal. Packed with flavorful sausage, fresh vegetables, and a rich broth, this soup is both satisfying and nutritious. Ideal for family dinners or a comforting lunch, this soup is easy to prepare and sure to become a favorite.


  • 1 pound Italian sausage (mild or spicy), casing removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups fresh spinach or kale, roughly chopped
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)


1. Cook the Sausage:
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Cook until browned and fully cooked through, about 7-10 minutes. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside.

2. Sauté the Vegetables:
In the same pot, add the chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

3. Add Carrots, Celery, and Bell Pepper:
Stir in the sliced carrots, celery, and chopped bell pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add Potatoes, Broth, and Seasonings:
Add the diced potatoes to the pot. Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and add the diced tomatoes (with their juices). Stir to combine. Add the dried oregano, dried basil, bay leaf, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.

5. Simmer the Soup:
Cover the pot and let the soup cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until the potatoes and carrots are tender.

6. Add Sausage and Greens:
Return the cooked sausage to the pot and stir in the fresh spinach or kale. Continue to simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the greens are wilted and tender.

7. Serve:
Remove the bay leaf from the soup. Ladle the hot soup into bowls and garnish with fresh chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese if desired. Serve with crusty bread for a complete meal.

Tips for Success

  • Sausage Choice: Use your favorite type of sausage, such as Italian, chorizo, or bratwurst, to vary the flavor.
  • Broth: Use high-quality chicken or vegetable broth for the best flavor. Homemade broth can significantly enhance the taste.
  • Vegetable Variations: Feel free to add or substitute other vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms, or corn based on your preference.


  • Spicy Version: Use spicy Italian sausage and add a pinch of red pepper flakes for extra heat.
  • Creamy Option: Stir in a cup of heavy cream or half-and-half at the end for a creamy version of the soup.
  • Herb Variations: Use fresh herbs instead of dried for a more vibrant flavor. Fresh thyme and basil can enhance the taste significantly.


Sausage Soup is a delicious and hearty dish that brings warmth and comfort to your table. With its flavorful sausage, fresh vegetables, and rich broth, this soup is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a cozy weeknight dinner or a satisfying meal to share with family and friends, this soup is sure to please. Enjoy the robust flavors and comforting textures of this delightful dish, and savor each delicious bite!

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