I adore soup. And in all honesty, I could eat soup for every meal. It's so warm and comforting, and it really makes my heart happy.
Last year my mother gave me a Taste of Home Heartwarming Soups magazine - boasting over 350 recipes. No matter how many times I've read it, I keep going back for more. Looking at soup recipes just never gets old.
This recipe immediately caught my attention because of the addition of apples. Apples in soup? It won me over. This is a perfect treat for these fall months, and a very simple recipe to follow. I made a few changes - which I'll note below. You must try it!
Sausage Cabbage & Apple Soup
Adapted from: Taste of Home Heartwarming Soups (submitted by M. Wolff, Indiana)
3 cups coleslaw mix - I just used plain cabbage
2 medium carrots, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds - I omitted this, not a fan!
2 tablespoons butter
1 carton (32 oz.) chicken broth - I used low sodium
12 oz. fully cooked chicken sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 medium unpeeled Granny Smith apples, chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
In a stockpot, saute cabbage, carrots, onion, celery (and caraway seeds, if using) in butter for 5-8 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Yield: 6 servings