Dinner Tonight: Spicy Sausage and Potato Soup

It’s soup season!!
Goodness!  There is really nothing my family loves more than coming home to soup for supper.  And my favorite kind of soup?  One that bubbles away all day in my slow cooker, so that dinner time is even simpler.
We used a spicy Italian sausage in this version but you could absolutely use a mild Italian instead (if you’re worried about it being too hot for kiddos).  So simple and absolutely delicious!  Enjoy!
This recipe serves 4 adults.
Shopping List
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
2 Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunks
1 onion, chopped
1 (28 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes (I used San Marzano)
1 (10 oz) can of Rotel Tomatoes
2 cups chicken stock
1 box of frozen spinach, thawed with all of the excess water squeezed out
Grated Parmesan cheese to garnish
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt and Pepper
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown your sausage in a tablespoon or so of EVOO.  Once the sausage is browned and crumbly, place it in your slow cooker along with the next 5 ingredients.  Stir, cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours or on high 4 hours.
About 15 minutes before you’re ready to serve, remove the lid and stir in your defrosted spinach.  Cover and cook an additional 15 minutes or so.
Ladle into bowls and top with Parmesan cheese before serving.
So simple!  You can use a pork, chicken or turkey sausage in this recipe…whatever your family enjoys.
Happy soup season!!
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  • Kirby McCasland September 5, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Shay- I've got a super aversion to italian sausage- I think it's the fennel. Is there another type of sausage you think would be good in this? It looks delicious! Thanks!

  • Paula September 5, 2014 at 12:16 pm


    I was looking through cookbooks, thought of you!

  • Casey September 5, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    This sounds really good! Btw, alot of food bloggers have a "print" button for their recipes. Ever thought about one for your blog?

  • Tina September 5, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Looks so so good! HAVE to wait till the weather cools off but this might be on the menu the first week of real fall šŸ™‚

  • Shesabigstar September 5, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    This sounds perfect… I think I'll make a batch and take it to work next week for lunch everyday. Thanks for the great recipe, as always!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} September 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Yummy! I love a great soup!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} September 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Yummy! I love a great soup!

  • Queen In Between September 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Yum! I'm so ready for soup season! Your sausage tortellini soup is my all time fave so I can't wait to try some of these.

  • Meagan September 5, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Yum!! I actually want to pin everything you post (recipe wise), so great looking!!! šŸ™‚

  • Stacey September 8, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Read your soup out to my husband the other day and he's been asking for it every since. On my stove now. šŸ™‚

  • Anonymous September 8, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I made this on Friday night and we enjoyed it all weekend! Super easy and so delicious. Thanks Shay!

  • Anonymous September 12, 2014 at 12:01 am

    I made this tonight and it was really good. I used spinach and some baby kale and it turned out great, very yummy and comforting. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Woofaye September 19, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Fix this for dinner tonight and we LOVED it. I used mild sausage and home canned tomatoes. Cooked 4 hours on high and potatoes weren't quite tender but the "crunch" added a touch. Will definitely fix again. Thanks

  • Stacey September 22, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    We loved this! It's nice to have potatoes in an italian style soup. Delicious!

  • Kimberly November 17, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    This soup!!!!! I made it for dinner on Friday and loved it. But today I have strep throat and the leftovers are saving my life! This is such a good "sick" soup!