Spicy Sausage Soup with Potato features spicy pork sausage, tender potatoes, both serrano and sweet peppers, and the most mouthwatering ancho-guajillo sauce. It's a quick and easy recipe that you'll love making during any time of year!
Spicy Sausage Soup with Potato Recipe
Even though there are quite a few ingredients in this easy soup recipe, you can have it in a bowl in about 30 minutes or so... even for a SLOW cook like me who dilly-dallies in the kitchen! There is a secret ingredient, though, that you'll have to have on hand first - Ancho-Guajillo Paste.
It's slightly smoky, incredibly earthy, and just a couple tablespoons brings HUGE flavor to your dishes. It only takes about 20 minutes or so to whip up, so you can STILL have this crazy awesome soup in under an hour.
But please, do yourself a favor and keep this stuff on hand at all times.
The rest of the soup includes spicy sausage, potatoes, both spicy and sweet peppers and more! There are too many bland soup recipes in the world... But this definitely isn't one of them.
Let's talk about how to make my spicy sausage soup recipe, shall we?
Ingredients in Spicy Sausage Soup
- Spicy pork sausages
- Olive oil
- Serrano peppers
- Red sweet pepper
- Chicken stock
- Ancho-guajillo paste
- Ancho powder
- Fresh herbs (for topping)
How to Make Spicy Sausage Potato Soup
Cook the sausage and veggies. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add olive oil. Stir in the spicy sausage with the potato, peppers, onion and celery. Cook it all down about 10 minutes or so, until everything is nicely browned, stirring often.
Add garlic. Add the garlic and cook another minute or until fragrant.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Bring to a quick boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. You can simmer longer if you’d like to further develop the flavor.
Boom! Done! Your spicy sausage soup is ready to serve, loaded up with tender potato, nicely spiced with the flavor duo of ancho peppers and guajillo peppers.
Recipe Tips & Notes
- Use your favorite sausage. It can be crumbled or sliced. Italian sausage is also great for this versatile recipe!
- Adjust the heat level. Extra serrano peppers for me, please. If you'd like to tame the heat, replace the serranos with something milder, like a jalapeno pepper. If you'd like a bit more heat factor, add in more serranos, or go for a spicier pepper, such as the habanero or Scotch Bonnet. Or hey, ghost peppers are always nice.
- You can add more ingredients. Adding diced tomatoes to the dish is a nice flavor addition. Try it with white beans or other beans. Spinach is nice, as is kale or other types of greens. Just be sure to cook them down long enough. Also try adding in some pasta noodles to help round out the meal.
Can I make it in the Crockpot?
Yes! You can easily make this in a slow cooker or Crockpot. Simply follow the instructions, but once you've cooked the sausage, potatoes, peppers, onion, celery and garlic in a pot until they've browned and softened up, add everything to your slow cooker. Cook it on low for 4 hours, or on high for 2 hours, or until the flavors have developed.
In an airtight container in the fridge, any leftovers you have of this soup will stay fresh for about 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave or right back on your stovetop until warmed all the way through.
I also hope you enjoy the soup. Very hearty soup. Let me know if you make it. Send pics! Comments are always welcomed!
-- Mike H.
Spicy Sausage Soup Recipe with Potato
- 3 spicy pork sausages crumbled or sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 medium sized potatoes chopped
- 2 serrano peppers chopped
- 1 large red sweet pepper chopped
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- ½ pound tomatillos
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons ancho-guajillo paste
- 1 tablespoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon ancho powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- Fresh herbs for topping
- Heat a large pot to medium heat and add olive oil. Add the spicy sausage with the potato, peppers, onion and celery. Cook it all down about 10 minutes or so, until everything is nicely browned, stirring often.
- Add the garlic and cook another minute.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Bring to a quick boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. You can simmer longer if you’d like to further develop the flavor.
- Ladle into bowls and top with fresh herbs.