Spinach Sausage Wild Rice Soup
3.08 from 14 votes

Italian Sausage, Spinach, Wild Rice Soup Recipe

This recipe calls for wild rice, which is delicious, but substitute what you have. It also calls for 3 cups of torn spinach, but I always use more. It also calls for a combination of basil and oregano. I used Italian seasoning blend, since it's what I had on hand.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 9
Calories: 161
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 pound turkey Italian sausage
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cans (16 ounces each) fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5-ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups torn spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese


  • Bring 1-1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the wild rice. cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer 1 hour or until tender. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Crumble the sausage into the pan and cook, stirring to break up the sausage into small pieces, heat until it begins to brown.
  • Drain sausage, if it seems greasy - but so many of today's sausages are so lean - there may be nothing to drain.
  • Add onion, and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add 3 cups water, tomato paste, dried oregano, dried basil, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the cooked wild rice, spinach, salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and sprinkle sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes

The recipe calls for wild rice – which is delicious, but expensive – and may be difficult to find depending on where you live. So, use what you have and it will still be tasty and delicious.
Serving size: generous 1-1/3 cups
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Italian Sausage, Spinach, Wild Rice Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 -1/3 cups + 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese)
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 14g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sausage wild rice soup, spinach sausage soup