Soup is a bit of an undervalued culinary category in my house. My hubby is not a big fan of it and I pretty much reserve it entirely for the months of January and February, although I have no idea why. Well last week, like many of you, I was faced with preparing for the possibility of a lot of snow. We don’t live in an area that is entirely equipped for a lot of snow so I wanted to be prepared in the event of a power outage. We have just about every non electric cooking option possible, as our house including two camp stoves, a gas grill and a charcoal grill so I wasn’t terribly worried but I did want to have some already cooked food on hand so that I wasn’t trying to cook everything from scratch on a camp stove in the snow.
I started looking around for some cozy soup recipes on Pinterest and I found a few that sparked my imagination. The sausage sounded like comfort food, the sweet potatoes are filling and the spinach adds some variety. The creamy base is also really filling as well. This soup is delicious, very filling and the flavors are delicious. This is not one of those soups that will leave you hungry an hour later.
In the end, our power stayed on but we still enjoyed gobbling this soup up and I enjoyed the break from cooking!
Sausage, “Potato” and Spinach Soup (AIP/Paleo)
1 tbs olive oil
1 lb ground pork
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper (optional)
1/2 tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp dried thyme
3 cloves minced garlic
1 onion diced
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp basil
5 cups of chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 lb white sweet potatoes (or Japanese Sweet Potatoes)
3 cups baby spinach
¼ cup of coconut cream
Heat olive oil in dutch oven add in ground pork, salt pepper, sage, thyme and garlic and cook until browned and crumbly. Stir in the onion, oregano, and basil. Cook until onions are soft and add any additional salt to taste. Stir in chicken broth and a bay leaf, Bring to a boil. Add in diced white sweet potatoes cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in spinach until it begins to wilt stir in coconut cream and heat through. Enjoy.