Sausage and Eggplant Soup

Sausage and Eggplant soup

Sausage and eggplant soup is a wonderful soup recipe to make because it’s full of flavor and a very hearty meal in a bowl {with a buttery crusty bread}.  It’s freezes well if you have any leftovers.

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{print recipe, Here}
makes about 3 quarts

Ingredients

6         tablespoons olive oil
4-5     cups cubed eggplant {1 large eggplant}
1 1/2  cups chopped onions
1/2     cup chopped celery or fennel
1          tablespoon minced garlic
2         teaspoons crushed fennel seed
4         bay leaves
1          teaspoon dried basil
1          teaspoon dried thyme
1          pound sweet Italian sausage {without casing}
5         cups chicken broth {more if soup is too thick}
2         14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes
1          teaspoon salt {more if needed}
1/2     teaspoon pepper

Directions

 Sausage and Eggplant Soup

Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and the eggplant, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes until just tender.  Transfer the eggplant to a bowl.

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In the same pot, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, onions, celery/fennel, garlic, fennel seed, bay leaves, basil, thyme, salt and pepper.  Cook over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.

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Add the sausage and sauté 5-6 minutes, breaking up the meat into small pieces.

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Add diced tomatoes, the eggplant, and chicken broth.

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Bring to a boil.  Lower the heat to medium-low, cover the pot with the lid and simmer for 10-15 minutes.  If the soup is too thick, add more broth and more salt and pepper to taste.  Remove the bay leaves before serving.

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Sausage and Eggplant Soup

For the breadsticks, cut bread/baguette 6-8 inches long.  Cut it in half length-wise and then cut the two halves in half length-wise to make 4 long breadsticks.  Repeat the process with rest of the bread pieces.

Line the baking pan with parchment paper and lay the breadstick pieces on the parchment paper.  Brush melted butter on top of the breadsticks.  Sprinkle with salt and herb seasoning-optional {see recipe, Here}.

Turn the oven to Broil and place the pan on the upper rack to toast the breadsticks {2-4 minutes} until golden brown.

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 {print Sausage and Eggplant soup recipe, Here}

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posted by: Kay

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7 Responses to Sausage and Eggplant Soup

  1. Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life February 5, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    Your soup looks so hearty and delicious. I never would have thought of putting eggplant in soup! I’m eager to make it this winter. Thanks for your recipe. Your photos always amaze me!!! They’re beautiful.

    • Kay February 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

      This is a plain & simple recipe with the addition of eggplant…one of my favorite soups {especially with spicy sausage}. I hope you will like it Lori!

  2. Mrs. Smith February 5, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Looks delish. I like a good, hearty soup. Thanks for the tip on sauteing eggplant. I’ll need that for another favorite recipe I used grilled eggplant for. But brrr! It’s too cold to grill.

    • Kay February 5, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

      It’s cold here too, in the 20s. Can’t wait to see what you will be making with grilled eggplant Leilani.

  3. Hannah February 8, 2014 at 3:13 am #

    This soup looks amazing Kay! It’s quite the opposite temperature-wise here today, about 113F (45c). It’s not really soup making weather!! I’ll store the recipe for the cooler months.

    • Kay February 8, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

      Thanks Hannah. I could feel how that would be like {113F} for you where you are only when I’m sitting right next to the wood stove. Have a wonderful “hot” day tomorrow… stay cool.

  4. Linda T. March 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    Again, an outstanding website, Kay! Wonderful watercolor instructions to follow Hannah’s beautiful painting. Loved the Elie Saab video and the hearty soup recipes. Thanks so much for sharing your heart and home with us. Both are beautiful!

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