Is there even a wrong way to make soup? I can’t image there is when you’re adding all your favorite comfort food ingredients ;) I find so much freedom in making soup, there’s very little to mess up and it’s a great way to use all the “extras” in your fridge and pantry. Besides, it’s a great dish to serve when welcoming others to your table (or when your soul needs to be calmed). Pair it with a leafy green salad, hot bread, and a tall glass of water with lemon. Yum.
Below is my favorite soup recipe. (Now we can be soup maker twins.)
MAKE IT: SAUSAGE, KALE & TORTELLINI SOUP
1 lb sweet Italian sausage
2-3 large carrots, grated
1 large onion, diced
3-4 stalks fresh kale
swirl of olive oil
dash of salt
chicken broth (I like a BIG pot of soup, so I use about 12 cups)
1/2 cup heavy cream
Brown your sausage in a large soup pot or dutch oven. Drain grease, then add diced onion and a swirl of olive oil until the onion is softened. Add chicken broth, cover and bring to a boil. Add grated carrot and tortellini, then simmer according to package directions for tortellini. About 5 minutes before serving, add in the kale and heavy cream, stir together. Salt as needed, then serve.
Don’t forget: you can swap any of the ingredients to accommodate what you have in your kitchen!
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Tell me, which night this week are you going to make my favorite soup? And if you’re a soup maker, what is your favorite recipe?
PS. Why I make soup.