Market Eats – Sweet Potato Sausage Soup

I don’t know about you but this weather makes me want to hunker down at home. I think an easy soup will do the trick this week. Soups are great for any season as you can essentially put anything you want in them. I am going to use some seasonal ingredients that can easily be found at the market.

Sweet Potato Sausage Soup – From Martha Stewart


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced large
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¾ pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 sweet potatoes (1 pound total), peeled and diced medium
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ¾ cup small pasta shells
  • 4 cups roughly chopped mixed greens, such as kale or swiss chard
  • Grated Parmesan, for serving


  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add sausage and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add sweet potatoes, broth, and 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook 3 minutes less than package instructions. Reduce to a simmer, add greens, and cook until pasta is tender and greens are wilted, 4 minutes. Serve with Parmesan.

Market Shopping List:

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Italian Sausage
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Greens