Best Sausage And Farro Soup. Are you looking for a hearty and simple soup to warm you? You have found it! This soup will come together in about 45 minutes, I mean, the veggies and farro need to cook.. Trust me, your house will smell amazing in those 45 minutes though. There is so much goodness in this soup!
I love to add farro to this soup for added nutritional value. Farro is an ancient grain with a lot of health benefits that is enjoying its time in the limelight. It is a great flavor and texture in this soup. If you don't want to use farro, any other whole grain will do also. They just add a little more depth to the soup, so don't leave it out!
Cooking the Best Sausage And Farro Soup
Start by cooking your sausage. While it is cooking, we are going to multi-task here, don't stress, chop your veggies and get them ready.
When the sausage is almost cooked, add in your veggies and farro. If you have a low-fat content sausage, you may need to add a little oil at this point. Mine had plenty of fat, so I was good. Continue to cook these over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Then sprinkle with your flour, and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. The flour is used as a thickener. I don't want it really thick, but this much flour just adds a little "body" to the soup. You will need to cook the flour for a few minutes though, this will cook out the flour taste.
Add in your vegetable or chicken stock, seasonings, and potatoes. I love using yellow potatoes or any other Yukon gold potatoes in the soup. They have the best texture! Mix well, and let this cook for about 25-35 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally to ensure it doesn't burn!
When you have about 5- 10 minutes left, add in your chopped kale. This doesn't take long to cook, so add it in towards the end.
If you aren't into kale and want another leafy green, spinach is also really good. Collards are delicious in here as are chard or turnip greens. Your choice!
This is the perfect soup for a cold day. It will feel you up, make your house smell amazing, and satisfy those cravings you have on a cold winter day.
Other Soup Options
If you are looking for other soup ideas, I have a few I would love to share!
- How about a Lentil and Sweet Potato?
- This Southwestern Veggie Lentil is one of my favorite that has been on repeat!
- If you are looking for something a little more hearty, this Beef Barley Soup is really, really good!
- If sausage is your thing, you will also love this Ravioli and Sausage Soup
Best Sausage and Farro Soup
- 16 ounce pork sausage
- ¾ cup chopped onions
- ¾ cup chopped celery
- ¾ cup peeled and chopped carrots
- ¾ cup farro
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 8 cups vegetable or chicken stock You can also use water if you prefer, just make sure and season well
- 3 cups chopped yellow potatoes You can really use any type you want, but I love the Yukon gold varieties
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
- 2 teaspoons rosemary
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- salt be mindful of salt if your stock is salty. I would start with ½ teaspoon. After it has cooked for 20 minutes, taste and adjust seasoning
- 5-6 cups chopped kale
- Heat a stockpot over medium heat. Add your ground sausage and cook for several minutes. Then add in your onions, celery, carrots, and farro. Continue to cook for about another 3 minutes. Then sprinkle in your flour. Mix this well and cook another 2-3 minutes. This will cook out the flour taste. Now, add in the stock, herbs,garlic, salt, pepper, and potatoes. Mix well and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for about another 20-35 minutes. You will know it is done when the potatoes are tender and the farro is cooked. About 5 minutes before it is done, add in your rough chop kale and cook 5 minutes. This is delicious served right away, but is also really good for meal prep. Make sure to cool completely, then store in an airtight container for up to 7 days in the fridge. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!
yes! In fact, if you aren't into whole grains, you can always use a white rice even. Just know it cooks much faster, so add it in about 15 minutes before the potatoes will be done cooking.
Yes! I have used link sausages before and it was great. You could also use ground beef or chicken if you prefer
It does. You can hold it in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
I love to throw it in the microwave for a few minutes. You can also heat it on the cooktop for several minutes as well. It heats up pretty fast!