Chicken Sausage Florentine Soup
Chicken Sausage Florentine Soup is a healthy but hearty soup thickened with leeks and potatoes. The addition of chicken sausage and spinach round out this meal.
As I’ve said before, Bob and I love soup. Kerstin’s recipe for Chicken Florentine Soup looked so delicious that I couldn’t wait to try it. She takes a normally cream-filled soup and thickens it with potato – brilliant!
This soup calls for chicken breasts, but I didn’t feel like thawing any on this particular evening, so I threw in some chicken sausages. We loved this meal. It’s a very tasty, satisfying soup that tastes like it’s made with butter and cream, but is actually very healthy!
Gluten Free Florentine Soup
Use a gluten free flour, such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour in place of all purpose flour for an entirely gluten free soup.
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Chicken, Leek, and Tomato Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 leeks (chopped)
- 3 garlic cloves (minced)
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 3 red potatoes (peeled and chopped)
- 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped (4 ounces)
- 3 chicken sausages (diced)
- 1 cup skim milk
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- grated Parmesan cheese
- In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat and saute the leeks 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and saute for 1 additional minute.
- Add chicken stock and potatoes to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to puree the mixture until smooth and creamy. Alternatively, transfer the soup to a food processor or blender and puree, then return soup to pot.
- Add the chicken sausage and spinach to the soup and simmer for a few minutes until the spinach is wilted and the sausage heated through.
- In a small bowl, whisk the flour and salt into the milk until smooth. Gradually add the milk mixture to the soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 additional minutes.
- Reduce heat to low until ready to serve. Top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.