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A delicious and creamy Italian Sausage Soup chock full of veggies and protein that tastes absolutely restaurant-quality.
Italian Sausage Soup Recipe
Whether you’re warming your bones in the winter, or just don’t want to cook in the heat of the summer, soup is always a good idea.
Soup is one of my go-to meal prep solutions. I can make a big batch, freeze some, or just dole it out over a couple of days. If I need a to stretch it out to make a few more servings, I just need to add a bit more broth.
Unlike most meals that you can plan to have leftovers for, I find that soup doesn’t decrease in quality the next day. If anything, the flavor is often better and more fully developed after a day in the fridge than it is when you first make it.
I also love how versatile it is – it can be a filling entree, a satisfying appetizer, or a light lunch. It’s all about what you add to your soup, what you pair with it, and of course, the serving size.
There’s also something so comforting about digging into a big bowl of soup – especially a healthy, filling bowl of soup like this Creamy Italian Sausage Soup.
Often, people like to add pasta (like tortellinis) to their creamy Italian soups, but when I’m serving this I want no filler – just protein and vegetables. (Of course, feel free to customize this recipe however you see fit.) Skipping the pasta and sticking to sausage and veggies makes this soup super filling and satisfying.
I’ve also experimented with this recipe a bit to see how to keep it creamy while cutting down on cheese or cream. You need one cup of milk or cream to get that creamy consistency, but you can stick the cheese. I like to just add a sprinkle of it for flavor, but it is not necessary to enhance the creamy texture.
You can order everything needed to make this soup (including Odom’s Tennessee Pride Country Sausage) from Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup Service. It is so convenient – just place your order from home and set a pick up time that works for you. You don’t even need to get out of the car – they bring the groceries right out to you via their Online Grocery Pickup Service. (Or of course, you can buy in-store.)
I’ve used Odom’s Tennessee Pride Country Sausage a couple times now and it is a great way to add protein to a recipe – from traditional breakfast dishes to unique appetizers, lunches and dinners – and the quality is reliable. I always keep a tube in the freezer to have on hand for meal prepping or whipping up a quick recipe when I’ve under-planned or another recipe doesn’t quite work out the way I want. You can slice it into patties or crumble it up.
Odom’s Tennessee Pride has flavorful varieties your family will love.
Check out our quick recipe video to see just how easy it is to make this Creamy Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup, and then don’t forget to scroll down below to grab your free printable recipe:
Italian Sausage Soup Ingredients
- 1 lb Odom’s Tennessee Pride Mild Country Sausage
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, optional
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2-3 carrots, chopped
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream, 35%
- 1/4 cup flour
- 4 cups spinach, or more to personal preference
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, optional
Tip: you can swap out the heavy cream for your preferred type of milk or cream.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cutting board
- Sharp kitchen knife
How to Make Creamy Italian Soup
Place your stockpot over medium heat and cook the sausage until no longer pink, approximately 6 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up the sausage.
Meanwhile, chop your vegetables and measure out your other ingredients.
Remove the cooked sausage to a bowl or plate and add the onions, garlic and carrots to the stockpot. Cook until onions are translucent, approximately 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the sausage, broth and seasoning to the stock pot and then slowly stir in your spinach. The spinach will reduce as cooks so it may take a couple minutes to incorporate it all.
Remove 1 cup of broth from the stockpot and add to a small bowl. Stir in the flour to form a slurry. When the flour is fully incorporated, add the slurry to the stockpot.
Add the cream and allow to cook for at least 2 minutes before reducing heat. Add Parmesan to personal taste – this reduces the need for additional salt in this recipe, but is completely optional.
Grab your free printable for our creamy Italian sausage soup recipe:
This delicious and creamy Italian sausage soup is a filling and healthy meal the whole family will love.