Our weather has been cold and rainy for the last several days. It was the perfect weather to cook up a batch of spicy kielbasa soup. The red pepper flakes give it a little zip. If you have any leftovers don’t worry this spicy kielbasa soup is great reheated, after the flavors have had a chance to blend. I served this soup with some bread and a salad and it was the perfect rainy day dinner.
This recipe was adapted from a recipe I found on the Taste of Home website.
Spicy Kielbasa Soup
1 pound turkey kielbasa, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups chicken broth, preferably homemade
1 can (15.5oz) can white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (14.5oz) can stewed tomatoes
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
¼ tsp. pepper
In a nonstick skillet, cook kielbasa over medium heat until slightly browned. Add the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic. Cook and stir for five minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Transfer to a 5-quart slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-9 hours. Makes about 5 servings.
This spicy kielbasa soup recipe is even better the next day when the flavors have blended a bit. I’m sure it would be one of those soups you could freeze as well. We enjoyed it for diner one night and lunch the next day and there were no other leftovers!
We are really looking forward to the arrival of spring and being able to enjoy salads out on the deck. However with the cold rainy weather we’ve been having this week spicy kielbasa soup seemed the perfect choice!