Sausage Soup (Sopa de Salchichón)

  • Author: Aida's Kitchen®
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Servings 1x


Sausage Soup (Sopa de Salchichón) – a hearty and flavorful soup prepared with salami sausages, potatoes and noodles along with our tropical condiments.



  • 1 pound salami sausages, remove casing, cut into ½-inch round slices and then into quarters
  • 1 large potato, cut into chunks
  • 4 ajies dulces (sweet peppers) or cubanelle peppers, seeded and cut into halves
  • 1 culantro (recao) leaf, chopped
  • 3 sprigs chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup of chopped green peppers
  • ¼ cup of chopped onions
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce without salt
  • 1½ teaspoons of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of adobo without salt
  • 7 cups water
  • 1½ teaspoons lite salt
  • 4 ounces whole grain spaghetti


  1.  Sauté salami chunks along with 1 tablespoon water in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat.
  2.  Mix ajies dulces (sweet peppers), culantro, cilantro, onions, green peppers and garlic along with sausage and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3.  Pour tomato sauce, add 1½ teaspoons paprika, and 1 teaspoon adobo without salt into saucepan.  Stir all ingredients until well blended.   Once blended, pour 7 cups of water and bring the liquid to a boil.
  4.  When liquid is boiling, add 1½ teaspoons of lite salt or to taste and stir.  Place the potato chunks and 4 ounces of whole grain spaghetti.  You can break the spaghetti in half with your hands before placing in saucepan.  Stir well.
  5.  Cover saucepan with lid and cook for 20 to 30 minutes over medium low heat or until the noodles and potatoes are tender.


If you don’t have culantro (recao), then increase amount of chopped cilantro to 6 sprigs.

  • Category: Soups
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Keywords: Sopa, Sopa de Salchichón, Sausage Soup, Soup