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Kielbasa and Sweet Potato Soup
with turnips / cabbage

Active: 30 min Total: 45 min

Rustic, comforting, and so simple to make, this soup is great for a busy weeknight. Don't skip the apple cider vinegar (and add more to taste). The tangy flavor from the vinegar is what brings everything together.
Smarts #1: Angel hair coleslaw mix will cook down fairly quickly, but regular coleslaw mix or hand-sliced cabbage will take slightly longer. Be sure the cabbage is very tender and silky before continuing with the rest of the recipe.
Smarts #2: This recipe could be made in the Instant Pot. For tips, join the Cook Smarts Instant Pot Facebook Group.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Kielbasa and Sweet Potato Soup:
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 lb, cubed
  • Turnips - 12 oz, peeled and cubed
  • Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Kielbasa - 8 oz, chopped (sub any type of pre-cooked or smoked sausage)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 1 tsp (sub regular paprika)
  • Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
  • Coleslaw mix - 10 oz (look for angel hair / thin-sliced coleslaw; sub finely shredded cabbage)
  • Stock, any type - 5 cups
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Sweet potatoes / Turnips / Garlic / Onions / Kielbasa - Prep as directed. Combine sweet potatoes and turnips in one container. Store remaining ingredients in their own containers. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven or stockpot with oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and kielbasa and saute until onions are very tender and kielbasa is starting to brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in paprika, oregano, red pepper flakes (if using), garlic, and coleslaw mix. Saute until cabbage is very soft and silky, another 6 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add stock, sweet potatoes, and turnips and cover with a lid. Simmer until vegetables are tender, ~20 minutes. (Be sure to keep the pot covered so the soup doesn't reduce down too much as everything cooks.)
  4. Stir in vinegar and season soup with some salt and pepper. Add additional vinegar if you’d like the soup more tangy.
  5. Ladle soup into bowls and enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (43)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (10)

Most Helpful

I liked this better than I thought! I doubled the spices and next time would add in a nice German beer in place of some of the stock :)

By: Charissa
Posted: Oct 26, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

29 reviews

This soup is out of this world great! So impressed with the flavors

By: Sharon
Posted: Jan 28, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious! The cabbage was a surprise favorite. Left out the beans to cut down on the carbs. (We’ve made this about three times now, so good for the freezer too!)

By: Delaney
Posted: Dec 28, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

So delicious! I used the Tofurkey Italian Sausage which is my favorite vegan sausage. So good in pastas and soups.

By: Amanda
Posted: Nov 14, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This was yummy, but both of the last 2 CS recipes I’ve made involving Soyrizo have scorched the bottom of my pot. It should probably cook for less time or at a lower temperature.

By: Joshua
Posted: Nov 14, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Yum! My husband and I loved this. The kids were less convinced. Also, just realized after reading another review that I forgot the beans. Oops.

By: Amanda
Posted: Nov 13, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We omitted the beans just because I don’t care for those kind of beans but it was amazing

By: Jennifer
Posted: Nov 11, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful