sweet potato, spinach & chorizo soup


I came across this recipe from Bon Appetit (October 2007) on Smitten Kitchen. It of course looked amazing and with the frigid temps that have recently blessed Minnesota (Hello 30 degrees and snow!) I knew a soup was in my near future.

I decided to make mine in the crock-pot, because I can think of nothing better than preparing dinner at noon, attempting to make foccacia (again and again to no avail) and enjoying wine all afternoon a glass of wine all to sit down to a hot, fragrant dinner.


Like SK, I opted for chorizo because I looooove the spicy and it was the most “natural” kind of sausage I could find in a conventional grocery store. It was awful and I will never attempt to find decent meat there again.

Slice and brown 4 links of chorizo and set aside in crock-pot. Saute 2 small onions and 3 cloves of garlic, all minced and add to the crock. Add 3 sweet potatoes (peeled and chopped into 3/4 inch pieces) and 6 cups broth (I used Organic Chicken). Throw in some random spices and set crock-pot to low for 4 hours. Sit back, relax, slightly mash some of the sweet potatoes and stir in some spinach when you are ready to eat.

Note: I did not use white potatoes because I’m not a huge fan of them , but they are in the original recipe.

Need to find some more good crock-pot recipes. Anyone have some good ones?




Filed under adventures in baking, gluten-free, in season, Recipes, Uncategorized, vegetables

9 responses to “sweet potato, spinach & chorizo soup

  1. looks so good! i was just telling andy that i want to start making a soup every other week. it adds good variety to the usual lunches!

    Better Homes and Garden has a TON of crockpot recipes. I’m sure you could find a way to health-i-fy them!!

  2. Mmm, that DOES look amazing. I, too, love chorizo, there’s something about the way it’s spiced that just gets me every time.

  3. i might seriously need to make that. i say that about a lot of recipes, but that combines all my fave foods!

  4. what spices did you use? i am going to make that this weekend?

    • Holly – I know I used some cayenne, parsley, some random montreal chicken seasoning that I came across and salt and pepper. Hope that helps a bit! Can’t wait to hear how it goes! I’m sure you will love it!

  5. i found your weblog looking out about a totally different topic on yahoo, bizarre …… in any case, i spent some minutes studying this and another entries and gonna come again typically, i liked it 🙂

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