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Creamy Italian Sausage Soup

This creamy potato based Italian sausage soup is loaded with flavor and easy to customize to your liking! Try kale instead of spinach, or add your favorite vegetables!

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This smooth creamy Italian sausage soup is loaded with protein, vegetables, and spinach making it a complete meal in a soup bowl! While close to my Italian sausage soup recipe, this version is creamy with potatoes and not a tomato-based broth.

spinach and Italian sausage soup in a bowl

Italian Sausage Soup

Sausage isn’t the first thing that people think of when making soup – but it should be! It is right up there with ground beef for a crowd-pleasing soup. If you are cooking for kids, definitely use the mild Italian sausage and not the spicy! Try making my homemade Italian seasoning to use in this recipe as well!

Types of Italian Sausage to Use

Italian sausage is easy to find in stores, and the flavor that you use is really up to your personal preference. You can use either hot, sweet, or mild Italian sausage in this recipe, all of them work well. Italian sausage is an affordable way to add meat protein to your soup!

Cooking Tip

If you can’t find ground Italian sausage, simply buy some that are in the casing and remove the inner ground meat, discard the casing, and cook it as directed in the recipe.

spinach and Italian sausage soup in a ladle

How to Make This Soup

You can make this soup in your slow cooker or on your stovetop, the choice is up to you. For detailed instructions see the recipe card below.

  • Fry the sausage and onions. Drain the grease and add the garlic. Place into the slow cooker.
  • Add in potatoes, broth, and spices. Cook until tender.
  • Add in the cornstarch/milk slurry. Cook, then add the cheese. Add the spinach last and serve.
spinach and Italian sausage soup in a bowl with a spoon

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How To Store Leftovers

This is a cream-based soup, so it is best eaten within a few days of making it. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. If you want to freeze it, read my post on how to freeze cream soups. To reheat, simply heat up slowly, whisking to help the dairy fats incorporate back into the soup.

This creamy Italian sausage soup is great for the coming fall and winter months to warm you up and is sure to be a family favorite! All four of us enjoyed it, which is no small miracle.

Happy Cooking

Love,

Karlynn

Creamy Italian Sausage Soup

This creamy potato based Italian sausage soup is loaded with flavor and easy to customize to your liking! Try kale instead of spinach, or add your favorite vegetables!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Course
Soup
Cuisine
American
Servings
8
Calories
360
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups Russet potatoes peeled & diced
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 handfuls fresh spinach

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, fry the ground sausage and onions until the onions are soft and the ground sausage browned. Drain the grease.
  • Fry the garlic until browned and fragrant. Add the meat mixture to the crockpot or lidded stockpot on the stove.
  • Add in the potatoes, broth and spices.
  • Cook in the crockpot on low for 6-8 hours, on high for 3-4, or simmer on the stove until the potatoes are tender and starting to dissolve sightly, around 45 minutes.
  • Whisk the cornstarch into the milk, then whisk into the soup. Add the cheese and let it melt, stirring occasionally. When it’s melted in completely, add in the spinach and cook until wilted.
  • Ladle into bowls and serve.

Recipe Notes

Try using kale instead of spinach if you prefer!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 360kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 971mg, Potassium: 625mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 925IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 195mg, Iron: 2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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This creamy potato based Italian sausage soup is loaded with flavor and easy to customize to your liking! Try kale instead of spinach, or add your favorite vegetables!

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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