Root Vegetable Soup with Sausage Recipe
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Root Vegetable Soup with Sausage Recipe

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"I had a similar soup at a restaurant and re-created it at home. To my surprise, it came out even better than the original! This soup actually won top honors in our town's annual cook-off." Donna Class, Keyser, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:20 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large rutabaga, peeled and cubed
  • 1 pound fresh baby carrots
  • 1 medium turnip, peeled and diced
  • 10 cups water
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 177 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 466 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Crumble sausage into a stockpot. Cook over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the vegetables, water, broth, sugar and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cool slightly.
  3. In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth. Return to the pan; whisk in cream. Heat through (do not boil). Yield: 20 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Root Vegetable Soup with Sausage in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p49

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2016

"Loved the soup made exactly as suggested but used hot sausage. No one could figure out the spices but they all loved it."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"I've made this soup many times and we love it. The quality of the sausage, even though its a small amount, lends a lot to the spice of the soup. It makes a large batch and freezes well."

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"Served it as the first course at Christmas dinner, it was a huge hit. Sent everyone home with the leftovers"

Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"I didn't use turnip and I substituted Venison Sausage and it was fantastic. Made a double batch to share with neighbors and family."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"I felt that this soup could have used a few more spices. I felt it was a bit bland."

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