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Winter Sausage and Mushroom Soup
with carrots / turnips

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A bowl of vegetable-packed soup is the perfect cozy meal for cold winter months. This one gets a seasonal twist with root vegetables and mushrooms.
Smarts #1: Stir Bragg's / coconut aminos into the soup for a rich savory flavor and drizzle each bowl of soup with warm oil infused with fresh green onions.
Smarts #2: This recipe could be made in the Instant Pot. For tips, join the Cook Smarts Instant Pot Facebook Group.


Winter Sausage and Mushroom Soup:
  • Onions, medium - 1 , chopped
  • Carrots - 12 oz , chopped
  • Turnips - 6 oz , chopped (sub rutabaga or potatoes)
  • Garlic - 3 cloves , chopped
  • Mushrooms, any button - 8 oz , sliced (look for pre-sliced to save time)
  • Green onions - 2 stalks , chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Sausage, Italian and raw - 12 oz
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 1 Tbsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Thyme, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 5 cups
  • Tomatoes, petite diced (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Oil, olive - 4 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp


  1. Onions / Carrots / Turnips / Garlic - Prep as directed. Combine onions, carrots, and turnips. Store garlic separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Mushrooms / Green onions - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)


  1. Heat a Dutch oven with cooking oil over medium heat. Add sausage and saute, breaking sausage apart, until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add onions, carrots, and turnips with some salt. Saute until onions are starting to soften, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms, garlic, aminos, oregano, and thyme. Saute until spices are fragrant, ~2 minutes.
  4. Add stock, tomatoes (including liquid), and bay leaves to pan. Bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid and simmer until turnips are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. While soup simmers, heat a small skillet with olive oil over medium heat. Add white and green parts of onions and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are very tender and oil is fragrant, 5 to 6 minutes.
  6. When soup is finished, stir in lemon juice. Taste and season with some salt and pepper. Discard bay leaves.
  7. Ladle soup into bowls. Drizzle warm olive oil with green onions over bowls of soup. Enjoy!

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