Since I recently purchased a lot of sausage due to the BOGO plus coupons deal at Kroger, I have been looking for great sausage recipes. I found this one at Supercook.com which is perfect for fall. Yumm!
Sweet Potato & Sausage Soup
1/2 lb spicy sausage or ham
1/4 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 teaspoon thyme
1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled & cubed
1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup
2 quarts chicken broth
1/3 cup cream
Cook diced sausage in a soup pot with a little of the butter for about five minutes.
Drain making sure to pour off all accumulated fat.
In the empty pot, melt the butter and saute the onion until soft.
Add the thyme and sweet potatoes and cook for another five minutes.
Add the cooked sausage, syrup and broth.
Cover and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Stir in the cream. Warm but do not boil.
If you want a soup with a thicker consistency, half way through the cooking time ladle some of the soup without the sausage into a blender or hand mixer and whirl making a creamy texture. Add this back to the soup pot and continue cooking.