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Fall Meals

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Well, it’s officially fall (and we officially suck as bloggers – my goodness!).  Last night I made this yummy meal from Martha’s new “One Pot” cookbook.  Using only one pot is SO up my alley – I LOVE when Mike makes dinner but I also hate it because that means that I’m on clean up duty . . . which means that I have to clean EVERY SINGLE dish, pan, pot, utensil, that we own.  Is that a man thing?  Or just my man thing?

I used chicken sausage instead of pork and it’s still missing something . . . maybe more flavorful chicken sausage?  Still good enough to post.

Martha Stewart makes meals on the TODAY show in New York, on Sept. 22, 2014.

Sweet potato and sausage soup


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 sweet potatoes (1 pound total), peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup small pasta shells
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped mixed leafy greens, such as kale and Swiss chard
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, for serving

In a stockpot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and garlic; cook until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add sausage and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes.

Add sweet potatoes, broth, and water; bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook 3 minutes less than package directions recommend. Reduce to a simmer, add greens, and cook until pasta is tender and greens are wilted, 4 minutes. Serve with Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Tonight I’m thinking of making Caramelized Onion and Yogurt Pasta + Kale Salad with Apples and Hazelnuts.  Looks pretty good, right?



Written by bevanddara

September 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Posted in Dara, Food

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