Sausage and Vegetable Soup

I made this at my friend’s house in Houston, based on an old recipe that had a list of ingredients and sparse directions. I improvised a bit, and the result is a staple I plan on making again and again until spring. I wanted to post it now because this soup is good the day of, but great the day after. Which means you could make it on Wednesday and eat it as part of your Thanksgiving meal (or while you’re making your Thanksgiving buffet).

If you’re hosting a Thanksgivvukah celebration this is obviously not a kosher option :).

sausage carrot onion celery leek kale potato soup

– 1 lb ground pork
– 2 tbsp nutritional yeast*
– 2 tbsp butter
– 1 white or sweet onion, diced
– 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
– 1 bunch celery, chopped
– 3 leeks, diced
– 4 cups stock
– 2 cups water
– 2 cups milk
– 5 tbsp Braggs liquid aminos
– 1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire
– Juice of 1/2 lemon

-salt, pepper, and italian seasoning, to taste


– 1 bunch kale, strip leaves from stems and julienne
– potatoes, chopped (add these when you put the carrots in)
– Use italian sausage instead of ground pork and nutritional yeast
– Substitute soy sauce for liquid aminos, taste after each tablespoon to gauge amount needed


1. Brown pork. Cook until just done (don’t get it really brown, it will be overdone in the soup if you do) and then sprinkle salt, pepper, italian seasonings, and nutritional yeast over pork.
2. Melt butter in large pot. Add in onions and cook until they start to turn golden. Add in carrots and let brown for a few minutes, then add celery and leeks and do the same.
3. After 10-15 minutes of cooking all the vegetables together with no liquid, add the stock, water, and milk. Add Braggs liquid aminos and Worcestershire.
4. Once carrots are soft, add in the cooked pork and the juice from the lemon. Add kale at this point if you are using it.
5. Simmer together for a few minutes until kale is softened. Enjoy!

*Don’t stress if you don’t have any nutritional yeast. This soup will be good without it, but the nutritional yeast gives it a hint of cheesiness that I love.

4 thoughts on “Sausage and Vegetable Soup

  1. I’m confused. Step 1 says to sprinkle seasoning over beef, but there’s no beef in the ingredient list.

    Jenna Reply:

    Sorry Laura! I’m alwasy typing really fast trying to get it done before the kids wake up. Will fix now ­čÖé

  2. Did you mean coconut aminos? Liquid aminos= soy sauce.

    Jenna Reply:

    I think liquid aminos has a slightly different taste than most/all soy sauces that people use when they think of soy sauce. I’m not a fan of coconut aminos. Love that Braggs liquid aminos though!

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