Thursday, January 13, 2011

Comforting Sausage and Broccoli Soup

Anyone who says it's too hard to stick to a gluten free diet should make this soup.  It is a cinch to throw together, can feed large crowds, and freezes beautifully.  With so many kinds of gluten free sausage on the market now, there are many interesting variations to try.  Here, I used a chicken sausage seasoned with garlic and onion.  Diced ham would also be delicious.

Making your own broth out of beef and bones can make this soup even more nourishing and healing.   Bones enrich the stock with substances that are said to be healing to the digestive tract.  You can get them through a local butcher or farmer.  Eat wild provides an excellent directory of farmers local to you who raise grass fed beef.  A simple google search will lead you to many beef broth recipes.  Plan on 3 to 4 hours of cooking for the broth if you go this route.


1 to 2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1 clove garlic
12 oz gluten free sausage, sliced
32 oz gluten free beef broth
28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cup diced red potato
1 1/2 cup broccoli florets, chopped into bite size pieces
1 1/2 cup cooked kidney beans


Add olive oil to a deep saucepan and heat to medium high.  Add onions and garlic and saute for three minutes.  Add sliced sausage and saute for about five minutes.  Add broth, tomatoes and their juice, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil. Add potato and reduce to simmer.  Simmer for five minutes and then add broccoli.  Simmer until broccoli is almost cooked to desired tenderness. Add kidney beans.  Taste and adjust seasoning.  When broccoli is cooked, remove from heat.  Serves 4 as a main course.  Source:

This recipe is linked to Food on Fridays, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty TuesdayGluten Free Wednesdays, and Pennywise Platter Thursday.


  1. MMMMMM,..what a real comforting , tasty & appetizng soup aka 1 meal in a soup dish!

    I love tasty winter soups like this one! real flavours in here!

    I just transferred my blog to Could you come over & update & change your rss? Could you also update my old blog for my new one on your bloglist?

  2. I think I got it covered Sophie. Thanks for checking in!

  3. Oh yum, a great way to use some of our garden veggies, I love soups and my hubby loves sausage, perfect.


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