This recipe was the winner of an Allrecipes recipe contest for Potatoes USA, developed and cooked by Paula Roten, Diana Bishop, Nikki Russell!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic. Saute until onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Add sausage; cook and stir until sausage is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add potatoes; cook and stir until slightly browned, about 3 minutes.

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  • Mix chicken broth, 1/2 cup water, and soup base into potato mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer soup for 15 minutes.

  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add 3 cups spinach and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes. Drain and reserve 1/2 water from the saucepan.

  • Combine 3 cups spinach, reserved 1/2 cup spinach water, basil, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, and pine nuts in a food processor; blend until pesto is smooth.

  • Stir milk and black pepper into soup; cook over low heat until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cooked spinach and stir. Ladle soup into bowls and top each with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and a spoonful pesto.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; protein 19g 38% DV; carbohydrates 37.7g 12% DV; fat 22.8g 35% DV; cholesterol 37.6mg 13% DV; sodium 1834.2mg 73% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2017
Loved this tasty dish. I left out the parmesan at the end but the dollop of pesto had lost of parm flavor in it anyway. My teenager said she could eat it every day. Winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2017
Loved this tasty dish. I left out the parmesan at the end but the dollop of pesto had lost of parm flavor in it anyway. My teenager said she could eat it every day. Winner! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2016
As one of the creators of this recipe it really is 5 star!!! From start to finish it's done in 45 minutes -- perfectly filling and a healthy/super-tasty dinner during the school week. Quick/easy to make it will soon become a family favorite!! Read More
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