This warming tomato and sausage soup is easy to make and healthy. It's a great recipe to batch cook and then reheat later. You can also freeze it for lazy dinner days!
With a tin of tomatoes in the cupboard and a few vegetables in the fridge it's always easy to make a quick soup for lunch or dinner. This soup is even great to make if the vegetables are slightly past their best. I made this tomato and sausage soup the other day to go with some homemade soda bread. Homemade bread is the perfect side with homemade soup and I'll be updating the pictures for the soda bread very soon as well.
However, don't feel you have to make bread as well as this sausage soup. You can serve the soup with any kind of bread you like. Soda bread is just so easy and needs no time to rise so it's a great choice if you do want to make fresh bread in a hurry.
I would like to say that I made this homemade soup in order to be healthy and to eat more of my 5-a-day. I didn't. Honestly, I just made it because it was as easy recipe and because I love sausage and vegetable soup.
However, this tomato and sausage soup recipe is perfect to make if you want to eat more healthily. It's great to balance out the more decadent meals in December as well as in January as part of a health kick. You may think sausages are not healthy but the amount of vegetables in this soup definitely make it a healthy meal choice.
I always choose good quality sausages and for a soup like this it's best to choose ones that are full of flavour. You can use any type of sausage although a strong peppery sausage such as Cumberland would be great. Even a cured sausage like chorizo works well in this soup recipe.
How else can you adapt this soup recipe?
Feel free to vary the vegetables depending on what you have at home at the time. As I mentioned above, soup is great for using up any slightly wilted vegetables. Who's going to notice if you use a slightly wrinkled pepper anyway?
I served this soup with soda bread but if you want to make it into a more substantial meal then you could add a tin of beans. Kidney beans, cannellini beans, or even some lentils would make the soup filling enough for a main meal.
You might notice in the pictures that I added a few croutons. Don't feel you have to at all. I had a few Marmite croutons left over from making this carrot and ginger soup with Marmite croutons.
Tomato and Sausage Soup
- 1 onion diced
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 200 g sausages use scissors to cut into bite-sized pieces
- 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
- 1 green pepper diced
- 1 carrot thinly sliced
- 1 tsp thyme
- ½ tsp rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- Put a little oil in a saucepan and cook the onion until softened. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the sausage and cook until it has browned slightly.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and about 400ml water to cover everything. Bring to the boil and then lower the heat to a simmer and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Serve with fresh bread.
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More Homemade Soup Recipes
Homemade soup is one of my favourite things to make in winter. I've even got a recipe collection for easy homemade soups!
If you like this sausage soup then I can also recommend this sausage, lentil and vegetable soup. It's a bit more substantial so great if you are looking for a main meal soup.
You might also like this pizza soup which has chorizo in plus all the flavours of pizza but in soup form. Please excuse the current pictures though - it is due an update!
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