Passion for Pork

Recipe: Italian Sausage, Potato and Broccoli Soup

Dan Clapson - Thursday, November 21, 2013

Italian Sausage, Potato and Broccoli Soup

It’s almost December, so I say bring on the soup! Seriously, there is nothing better than a big bowl of soup after you walk in the door after a cold commute home from work. This recipe is easy to whip up and the spice from the Italian sausage will warm everyone around the dinner table in no time!

What you’ll need…

1/2 lb spicy Italian sausage (casing removed if applicable)

1 yellow onion (diced)

2 cloves garlic (chopped)

3 red potatoes (1/2″ cubed, approx. 4 cups)

4 cups chicken broth

1 1/2 cups water

3 cups broccoli florets (loosely chopped)

1 meyer lemon (zest and juice)

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

1/2 tsp cloves

salt and pepper

olive oil


Heat a bit of olive oil in a large pan on medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until completely browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set on paper towel to absorb any excess oil.

In the same pan, lower to medium heat and start cooking down the onion and garlic. Cook for 15 minutes or until well caramelised, adding small spoonfuls of water as needed if the onion is sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Place the potatoes, broth and water in a large pot and bring to a boil on high heat. Let boil until the potatoes are fork tender, approximately 10 minutes. Spoon contents of pan into pot and puree the soup until silky smooth using an immersion blender.

Reduce to medium heat, add remaining ingredients and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle out to serve with warm bread and sweaters!

Serves 3-4

Total cook time…40 min