This soup=mmmmmm!!!! I was looking for a way to make it at home so we could have it whenever we wanted to and I came across this recipe at Skinnykitchen.com that sounded great. I printed it out and followed the instructions the first time or two and then I went off the beaten path and modified it to meet my needs better. Don’t ever feel like you can’t deviate from the recipe! Make things how you like them or to suit your needs.
So here is how it all plays out.
First the line up of the main ingredients that I used: Chicken broth, spinach, sausage, minced garlic, minced onion, milk, and cornstarch. (Parmesan Cheese didn’t make the picture because my hubby was picking it up on his way home from work! 🙂 )
Once I gathered all my ingredients, I got the chicken broth going in a large pot with the minced onion and garlic. While that was heating up, I peeled and sliced the potatoes as well as browned the sausage. Multitasking at its best right here! 🙂
Once the potatoes were all peeled and sliced, I put them in the chicken broth and cooked them until they were tender.
Next we’ve got to make a slurry….the milk and cornstarch get combined together before adding them to the pot. This slurry will help thicken the soup some. I used 1 1/2 cups milk and 2 tbsp cornstarch. Once they are mixed together good, add them to the pot and stir it up good.
Now is when everything comes together! Go ahead and add all that glorious sausage you cooked earlier. Oh yeah!
Then add the spinach…lots of spinach. This is the best way I have found to get my kiddos to eat spinach…they gobble this soup up so I make sure to add lots of spinach. I used the entire bag. It looks like it isn’t all going to fit but trust me…it will! Once it hits the hot soup, it immediately starts wilting down so just keep gently stirring it up.
And here is what it looks like after it has simmered for a little bit. Isn’t that just delicious looking?! Once my hubby got home with the Parmesan cheese, I put a good quarter to half a cup of it in the soup as well.
While the soup is simmering and coming together nicely, I buttered up some Italian Wheat Bread that we had picked up at the store earlier in the week and toasted it in the oven.
I think I could have just eaten it like it was to be honest but there is just something about melted butter on bread…oh man!
Now that everything is done, ladle up you a big ol’ bowl and enjoy!