Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham 
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins
Makes about 2 qt.

A smart way to repurpose sweet potato casserole, this hearty soup drew rave reviews in our Test Kitchen. If your casserole contains marshmallows, remove them before stirring the casserole into this soup. The flavor will vary depending on your casserole recipe; simply adjust salt and pepper to taste before serving.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook sausage in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 7 to 8 minutes or until browned. Remove sausage from Dutch oven, using a slotted spoon. Reserve 2 Tbsp. drippings in Dutch oven.

Step 2

Sauté onion in hot drippings in Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and sauté 2 minutes. Add broth, next 3 ingredients, and cooked sausage; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 20 minutes.

Step 3

Add kale, and simmer 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with crackers.

Ratings & Reviews

jerikay's Review

December 28, 2014
This might be the best use of sweet potato leftovers that I've ever tasted. Delicate, light and balanced. The flavors are outstanding. It's worth making sweet potato cassarole more often, if for nothing else, to freeze and have ready to make this soup! I like to make a fresh stock/broth from the Thanksgiving, or Christmas dinner turkey, and use that, two days later, in this recipe with the cassarole leftovers. Bon Appetit!