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Crock Pot Sausage, Spinach and Potato Soup

 Sausage, spinach and Creamer potatoes are slow cooked all day, to create a creamy and hearty soup.




Brrr, has it sure has cooled down the last few days. This spring has been a roller coaster ride of nice weather and cold weather. We will have a day with record breaking highs, then within 24 hrs we are down to below zero (that's zero celsius). Needless to say, it's been difficult deciding what to cook lately, LOL. One thing I can always count on, is having to use the crock pot, at least once a week.

Since the weather has turned cool again, I took the opportunity to make some soup. Now I am a total sucker for a good potato soup. There is just something about a creamy and hearty potato soup, that hits the spot on a crisp day. We had recently purchased delicious Italian sausages from a school fundraiser and I thought they would make a wonderfully flavourful potato soup. I love using baby potatoes in soups, because the skin is so thin that you don't have to peel them.

This soup is simple, yet is seriously delicious, thanks to the potatoes. They cooked up perfectly in the crock pot and the thin skins melt in your mouth while enjoying the soup. They absorbed the wonderful flavour of the sausage and were the perfect way to add a delicious and comforting heartiness to this soup.



Sausage, Potato and Spinach Soup

3 large mild Italian sausages
1 bag baby potatoes 
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbs Tarragon and Chive seasoning (or use 2 tsp of each)
5 C chicken stock
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 C sour cream
1 1/2 C frozen spinach (or 2 C fresh)

Remove the Italian sausage from their casings and brown in a skillet, over medium high heat. 

Add browned sausage meat to a 6 qt crock pot, along with the baby potatoes, onion, garlic, chicken stock, tarragon and chive seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hrs; until potatoes are fork tender.

Using a potato masher, smash potatoes in the soup, leaving some big rustic chunks. Stir in the spinach and sour cream, cover and cook until spinach is warm; about an additional 10 minutes. Serve while hot.


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Comments

  1. This sounds delicious - esp for fall!

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  2. This looks amazing!!!! I haven't had a potato soup in forever, and this sounds perfect for the colder months.

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  3. I love the idea of adding sausage and spinach to the soup. I'm definitely saving to try out this fall and winter.

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  4. That looks really good, looking foward to trying it. I especially love when i already have all the ingredients at home ;)

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  5. The flavor of this soup sounds amazing I can smell it already! We are getting a heat wave this labor day weekend, but I will have to try this recipe out once it gets cooler. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. This looks and sounds amazing! I’m going to need to pick up some ingredients to make this work, but cold weather is coming! Looks great!

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