Kid Approved Sausage & Veggie Soup

January 4, 2024

In these long winter months we tend to rotate our favorite soups and this one is always a winner! It has the most simple ingredients and will make your home smell warm and homey.

I make ours in a crockpot, but stovetop would work just as great. My crockpot is nothing special, it was my grandmas (so it’s special to me), but it’s not new or big or fancy. The ingredients and directions are below.

You’ll need:

  • 3 large carrots
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 3-6 potatoes (depending on the kind and size)
  • 1/2 medium onion (or more to your liking)
  • 1lb. ground sausage/links (more like brats)
  • 4-6 cups bone broth (store bought or homemade)
  • thyme and a few other herbs

The ingredients above will make about 5-10 servings because it’s a hearty soup. We’re currently a family of 4 and it gives us 2-3 meals each.

What to do:

  • Chop up all the veggies, sometimes I cut them tiny because I have littles, otherwise I leave them a little bigger, set aside.
  • Either divide ground sausage into bite-sized pieces or remove sausage (brats) from casing and squeeze into crockpot or stovetop pot.
  • Dump the veggies on top of meat
  • Add enough bone broth to almost cover meat and veggies
  • Top with herbs, I prefer thyme but you can also add salt and pepper, oregano, Italian seasoning. I do this simply by looking at it, no measuring, but if you need measurements start with 2tsp of individual herbs or go big and add 1Tbs of your favorite
  • If using a crockpot, turn on low/medium heat for 3-5 hours until sausage is cooked all the way through and carrots and potatoes are soft. If on stovetop, bring to a boil and then simmer for a few hours on low heat until sausage is cooked all the way through and carrots and potatoes are soft

Soup will last 5-7 days in the fridge. Enjoy!