Sausage, Spinach and Sweet Potato Soup and Rye Bran Rolls
I know what you’re thinking. “That sounds like an odd group of ingredients for soup.” As I was adding ingredients to this dish, I had every intention of making something more along the lines of Zuppa Tuscano Soup… But it turns out I didn’t have the right ingredients.
That said, this soup was amazing. It’s a healthy soup too! Aside from the fact that it has bacon and sausage. Oh, and heavy cream. It has spinach and sweet potatoes, which totally make up for the other stuff in my book!
I served this soup with a fantastic rye bran roll, which I’ve included the recipe below as well. I know, two recipes in one post! No rye bran? Go ahead and sub your favorite bran in this recipe, but be sure to try rye sometime, it’s amazing and healthy!
- 1 lb Italian sausage (not in casings)
- 5 slices bacon, diced
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, pressed
- 32 oz beef broth
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 6 cranks fresh ground pepper
- 7 oz fresh spinach
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
- 2 cups lukewarm water
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup butter, melted, divided
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3/4 cup rye bran flakes
- 4 1/2 cup flour
- 2 envelopes active yeast
- 3 tsp kosher salt, divided
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