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Brussels Sprouts & Potato Soup


Brussels Sprouts & Potato Soup

Brussels Sprouts & Potato Soup

Photo © Molly Watson
Like the best dishes, this soup tastes like way more than the sum of its parts. I mean, who would guess that brussels sprouts, potatoes, and sausage could be so incredibly crave-able? It's hearty for cold fall or winter nights, and its deep, rich flavor tastes like it's been stewing for hours, but it's actually ready in a snap.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 or 2 sausages (fresh or smoked)
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth (if you have homemade broth around, use it!)
  • 1 pound potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved or quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds (optional)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat a medium pot over medium high heat. Brown the sausages and then remove them from pot. Add the broth and potatoes to the pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the sausage into bite-size pieces. When the broth is boiling, add the brussels sprouts, sausage, and caraway seeds. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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