Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Spicy Sausage Potato and leek soup

We had a cold day. A cold awful day and I wanted soup. Which is weird because I don't like soup. So I looked in my freezer and lo! There was hot sausage. So that made me think of Olive Garden. They have this awesome potato and sausage soup. This is not that soup. But don't worry, it's still delicious.

You need:

2 cups of milk 
2 cups of water 
1 pound hot sausage
1 1/2 cups of thinly sliced potatoes
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/2 cup thinly sliced leeks
3 chicken bouillon cubes

Brown your sausage just barely. You want it partially cooked but not crispy. Break it up as much as possible. Drain off your grease and set the sausage aside.

In a large pot bring your water and milk to a boil. Add all your other ingredients, including your drained sausage. Season with garlic salt and pepper. Allow to boil until your potatoes and carrots are tender. It will take about 40 minutes. 

Serve with crackers. Or sandwiches. Or in a bread bowl. All of those options sound delicious. I also added a sprinkle of parmesan. Because yum. So there you have it! Another great meal from my kitchen to your table.