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“Sausage,” Sweet Potato, and Apple Soup

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One of my most favorite dishes that I have cooked since starting this blog is this:

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Sweet Potato and “Sausage” Hash

Several weeks ago I had a major craving for this delicious hash.  I also had a major craving for soup (big surprise there!).  Then I got to thinking…why not combine the two?  And so became…

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“Sausage,” Sweet Potato, and Apple Soup

Servings: 2


water, for cooking
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 apple, diced (I used a Jonagold)
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 vegan sausage link, sliced (I used Field Roast apple and sage)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried sweet basil
1 TB nutritional yeast (optional)
black pepper, to taste
fine sea salt, to taste
EVOO cooking spray
2 1/4 cups water*
2-3 tsp Better Than Bouillon vegetable soup base*
2 cups fresh spinach

*Vegetable broth can be used in place of the water and soup base.


1. Line a large soup pot with a thin layer of water.  Heat over medium-high heat until very hot.

2. Lower the heat to medium and add garlic, onion, apple, sweet potato, sausage, and all seasonings.  Cook, stirring frequently, for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until the vegetables and apples are tender.  Add additional water and/or EVOO cooking spray, as necessary, to keep ingredients from sticking.

3. Once the vegetables are cooked through, add water and vegetable soup base.  Increase heat to medium-high until the soup is boiling.

4. Once boiling, lower the heat to medium-low, add spinach, and simmer for approximately 5 minutes.

5. Eat with your favorite crackers and/or bread.

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If you have tried and love the Sweet Potato and “Sausage” Hash, just wait until you try this soup!

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I ate my soup with crumbled saltine crackers.

This is definitely one of the tastiest and easiest soups that I have made, to date.

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It is absolutely to die for!

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You could certainly make this soup using “real” sausage (preferably chicken or turkey), but if you have never tried Field Roast’s vegan sausage then I highly encourage you to do so.  This company is definitely doing something right because it is delicious and I would never guess that it is not the “real deal.”  Now… go. eat. soup!

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  • fromtoasttotofu February 14, 2013, 9:54 pm
    Oh my gosh that all looks so good! :) I really want to try to make the soup!
  • Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani) February 14, 2013, 10:51 pm
    I've made sweet potato & apple soup in the past but I love the addition of sausage! And saltine crackers are the new croutons ;)!
  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance February 15, 2013, 4:08 am
    Interesting combo of sweet potato and apples! I bet it's delicious.
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine February 15, 2013, 6:06 am
    Oh I've never had apples in soup before - although one of my favorite "brat" combinations is veggie chicken and apples so I'm sure this would be amazing!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl February 15, 2013, 12:49 pm
      I am sure it would be a great combination. I have heard of apple chicken sausage so that might be a great addition to this soup.
  • Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies February 15, 2013, 7:24 am
    I LOVE field roast--especially the apple one! I'm a soup fanatic all year round, but especially this time of year with all of our gross snow. Sounds tasty!
  • cookingfortheotherhalf February 15, 2013, 9:41 am
    So, I love faux-sausage. The flavor is awesome and honestly, it's like the exact texture as real sausage! Love this recipe!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl February 15, 2013, 12:50 pm
      I am pretty certain I could serve this to most meat eaters and they would never know the difference :).
  • Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen February 15, 2013, 9:55 am
    So what is this sausage? I'm not a big fan of regular sausage but if it's a veggie kind, I'll have to give it a try!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl February 15, 2013, 12:50 pm
      I like this WAY more than I ever liked sausage when I was a meat-eater. You should absolutely try it.
  • Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness February 15, 2013, 11:10 am
    That soup sounds so good! I love sweet potatoes and I bet they would be really good with apples and those seasonings. I have never tried nutritional yeast, I have seen it on a lot of blogs and been thinking that I should give it a try.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl February 15, 2013, 12:51 pm
      Nutritional yeast is awesome. It gives food a cheesy flavor and has great nutritional benefits (hence, the name ;)).
  • Sarah February 15, 2013, 11:15 am
    this sounds so intriguing! yum!
  • HealthyDiva (@HealthyDiva31) February 15, 2013, 11:34 am
    This soup looks hearty and yummy! Happy weekend girl!
  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables February 15, 2013, 12:19 pm
    Wow that hash sounds awesome! And yay for a veggie recipe ;)
  • kim@hungryhealthygirl February 15, 2013, 1:16 pm
    This soup and hash looks delicious! I will definitely be making it before the end of winter.
  • ahealthyhappyhome February 15, 2013, 2:11 pm
    Yum! Both look delicious! I've been obsessed with sweet potatoes lately!
  • Brittany February 15, 2013, 2:13 pm
    I am obsessed with Field Roast. They are located in Seattle, so I want to go see their "factory." Is this what I call it?? HA. YUM!
  • a farmer in the dell February 15, 2013, 2:54 pm
    this is my kind of soup! yum
  • Oh My Veggies (@ohmyveggies) February 15, 2013, 2:56 pm
    I seriously hate meat substitutes, but Field Roast apple sage sausage is one of the best foods on the planet. I seek out sausage recipes just so I can put it to use. I love this soup!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl February 15, 2013, 4:46 pm
      Isn't it amazing? I had heard that it was good but never realized just HOW GOOD until I tried it. That company has certainly won me over.
  • Rach @ This Italian Family February 15, 2013, 5:59 pm
    I've never heard of apples in soup, but it kind of makes sense. I mean, they are both sweet and sometimes a bit tart and would add a great texture to the soup. I like this idea! Thanks for sharing! :)
  • lifeandfitnessbyashley February 15, 2013, 8:01 pm
    I've never seen or tried vegan sausage. Where do you typically get it?
  • Courtney @ Star Systemz February 15, 2013, 10:11 pm
    This sounds delicious I love sweet potatoes & sausage! Where did you buy the vegan sausage? I would love to test it out! Live +Shine Courtstar
  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe February 16, 2013, 10:00 am
    I love all of the flavors going on in here - yum!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl February 16, 2013, 10:42 pm
      This recipe definitely makes for a very flavorful bowl of soup. I hope you give it a try!
  • jessielovestorun February 16, 2013, 11:33 pm
    I'm not sure I would have ever thought to pair sweet potato & apple together. Love the combo.
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl February 17, 2013, 8:24 am
      It really is good! You should definitely give the hash or soup recipe (or both! ;)) a try.
  • Allison @ Life's a Bowl February 17, 2013, 1:16 am
    My momma makes a fabulous sweet potato and apple casserole every Thanksgiving that I love, but I never would have thought to add apple to soup - sounds delic!
  • kaityscooking February 17, 2013, 8:30 am
    i have been wanting to try field roast for awhile now but kept putting it off.. but this soup looks so warm and comforting which i totally need!

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