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!
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.
If you are looking for other soup ideas, I have a few I would love to share!
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!