I love hot and hearty soup on a chilly day. It hasn’t been too chilly yet but the soup is still a wonderful meal.
This soup is easy to put together, and can be on the table and in your tummy in no time!
I started with a pound of loose sausage, I usually like using a spicy Italian sausage, which would be great for this soup but this time I opted for just a plain sausage. I wanted to use my own spices this time around.
Brown your sausage and a chopped onion, salt and pepper. As it was browning I added paprika and a few dashes of cayenne pepper.
As soon as the sausage is cooked I added 4-5 cups of chicken stock and 2 cups of cooked, diced potatoes, 1-1/2 cups of corn. And I tossed in a rather large sprig of fresh thyme from my garden.
I love using thyme in just about everything. Last year I was lucky, our winter wasn’t too terribly cold and my thyme lasted all winter. I have it in a large pot by my back door. My rosemary survived as well.
Bring the soup to a light simmer, adjust the spices to your preference. After about 15-20 minutes, remove the sprig of thyme, and serve.
Sausage, Corn and Potato Chowder
1 pound loose, ground sausage
1 small onion, chopped and diced
4-5 cups chicken broth or stock
2 cups cubed cooked potatoes
1-1/2 cups corn
1 tsp paprika
few dashes of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 sprig of thyme
Brown sausage and onion in olive oil in a soup stock pot, salt and pepper to taste. Add the cayenne pepper and paprika.
When the sausage is cooked, add your broth, about 4 cups to start. Adding more if you prefer.
Add in the corn, and potatoes and bring to a light simmer, add sprig of thyme. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Taste and adjust your spices. Remove sprig of thyme before serving.