Stay Warm All Winter with Sweet Potato Stew

"Soup season is officially here, and as the temperatures drop, I'm always seeking out new recipes that will not only warm me up but fill me up too. That's why today I'm whipping up an easy (and body-warming) sweet-potato-and-sausage stew. Talk about comfort food! Each bite of this hearty dish is loaded with vegetables, sweet sausage, and wilted greens. And to make this a more filling meal, I've added some small shell pasta to the pot. This is definitely what I want for dinner tonight, and all winter long."

-Everyday Food's Sarah Carey


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Sweet Potato-Sausage Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced large
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper
3/4 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
2 sweet potatoes (1 pound total), peeled and diced medium
4 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup small pasta shells
4 cups roughly chopped mixed greens, such as kale and Swiss chard
Grated Parmesan, for serving


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1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and garlic and 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.

2. Add sweet potatoes, broth, and 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook 3 minutes less than package instructions. Reduce to a simmer, add greens, and cook until pasta is tender and greens are wilted, 4 minutes. Serve with Parmesan.


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