Soups & Stews

Tasty Potato and Sausage Soup with Fennel

This delicious and easy to make potato and sausage soup with fennel is the perfect meal for a cold winter’s night. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients like sausage, onion, garlic, potatoes, fennel, and tarragon. The ingredients are all natural and don’t require too much cooking time. It’s a great way to impress your family and friends and is sure to be a hit!

Ingredients used:

  • 4 ounces - Light sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced - Onion - red and/or white
  • 1 teaspoon - Olive oil
  • 2 cloves - Garlic - smashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground - Pepper
  • 1 pound - Potatoes - 1/2" cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped - Fennel stalks - with tops
  • 1 teaspoon - Bacos(r) LF - optional
  • 4 cups - Water - or vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons - Chicken base - low salt
  • 1 sprig - Tarragon - left whole
  • 1/4 cup shredded - Cabbage - or kale
  • 1/4 cup chopped - Spinach - leaves only
  • 1 teaspoon - Fresh oregano - chopped
  • 1 cup - Water - as needed
  • 2 tablespoons - Evaporated skim milk - or nonfat dry milk - optional
  • Parmesan cheese - freshly grated

Recipe steps:

  • In a nonstick large saucepan, brown the sausage. Remove and let cool. Coarsely chop.
  • While the sausage cools, brown the onion in olive oil, stirring frequently until soft and sweet. Add garlic and pepper.
  • Add the potatoes, fennel stalks, and bacon bits. Stir to warm.
  • Then add the water or broth. Season with bouillon base and a sprig of tarragon. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the tarragon sprig.
  • Mash some of the potatoes to thicken the soup. Add the sausage, finely shredded cabbage or kale and spinach. Add water, if needed.
  • Taste and add chopped oregano to taste (about 1 teaspoon fresh, 1/4 teaspoon dried). Heat gently (do not boil) for about 8 to 10 minutes. Serve.

This potato and sausage soup is a perfect meal to share with your family and friends. It’s flavorful and healthy and full of interesting tastes. The combination of fennel and tarragon gives it a unique flavor and sets it apart from other soups. For a lighter version, try using turkey sausage and low salt broth. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and enjoy!