Monday, October 29, 2012

Rainy Day Root Vegetable Soup

Root vegetables and turkey sausage makes this soup a perfect rainy day meal! Warm, cozy, and a little chunky to give you a tasty bite for your teeth to sink in!

The past few days of fall weather and cold, cold rain have left me searching the kitchen for soup to warm up those chilled bones. Excited to use some of my CSA box veggies I whipped up a little something that goes like this...

Sausage, Kohlrabi, Potato and Turnip Soup

1 small onion

1 large kohlrabi
3 small turnips
2 medium potatoes
1/2 pound turkey sausage*
a few kale leaves
4 cups chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

Brown sausage. Peel and chop the onion, kohlrabi, potatoes and turnips. Heat over stove with a bit of olive oil for about four minutes. Chop kale and add to the vegetables just as the onions are getting soft. Heat for another two minutes. Add all vegetables and sausage in pot. Add chicken stock, black pepper, salt and heat. Simmer for about forty-five minutes. Grab your potato masher and give a few good smashes and stirs randomly over the forty-five minutes of cooking. It will thicken the soup and break down your vegetables for nice soft bites.

*In favor of using something that we had on hand, I actually used breakfast turkey sausage links and then thinly sliced the links before adding them to the pot. I think you could use any preferred sausage, but I thought the sweet turkey sausage was nice with the turnip and potato flavors. 

For a vegetarian version of this soup I think white beans would be just as tasty as the sausage! Of course exchange the chicken stock for vegetable stock too. 

Stay warm and dry!

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