Spicy Sausage Soup – Recipe

This quick and easy spicy sausage soup recipe will warm those chilly winter bones, made with spicy pork sausage, potatoes, serrano and sweet peppers, and a delicious ancho-guajillo paste. Time for a big bowl.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword recipe, serrano, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 526 kcal


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  3. 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.
  4. Ladle into bowls and top with fresh herbs.

Recipe Notes

Makes about 4 bowls.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Sausage Soup – Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 910mg38%
Potassium 1270mg36%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1815IU36%
Vitamin C 64.4mg78%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.