Pumpkin Chicken Apple Sausage Soup

Ingredients:

2 T unsalted butter (or your favorite oil or broth to sauté)
1 medium onion, chopped
12 oz chicken apple sausage, sliced in half lengthwise and then sliced into half moon bits
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (not the pie filling) or use 15 oz home-made pumpkin puree*
4 cups chicken stock, low sodium
1 apple, peeled, cored, and cut into small pieces (I used a Gala, but use whatever apple you prefer)
1 T adobo sauce, from the can that holds the chipotle pepper
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced (for topping at the table) Read More


Chicken Apple Sausage, Black Bean, and Veggie Soup

Ingredients:

1 medium onion, chopped
1 shallot, minced
2 T olive oil or butter
24 ounces Chicken Apple Sausage (I use Aidells), sliced
1 lb Mushrooms, sliced thickly at least 1/4 inch thick slices
3 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 (15 oz) cans black beans drained and rinsed
4 cups chicken stock, low sodium
2 cups water
3 t garlic
Pinch of salt, or to taste
1/4 t ground black pepper
1 t thyme
1/2 t smoky paprika
5 oz baby kale Read More