Spicy Thai Curry Sausage Soup

This one-pot Thai red curry soup is brimming with sausage, noodles and lots of fresh herbs for a simple weeknight dinner that’s ready in a flash.


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 package (1 1/4 pounds) Hot Scott Pete Beef Polish Sausage, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 4 ounces vermicelli rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced, divided
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed torn cilantro leaves, divided
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh torn Thai basil leaves, divided
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  1. Into large saucepan set over medium-high heat, add sesame oil and vegetable oil. Add sausage and cook, turning often, for 6 to 8 minutes or until starting to brown.
  2. Stir in onion, red pepper, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until starting to soften. Stir in coconut milk, broth and red curry paste; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender and flavors are married.
  3. Stir in rice noodles, fish sauce and brown sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes or until noodles are tender. Stir in half the scallions, half the cilantro and half the Thai basil. Stir in lime juice.
  4. Divide soup among 4 to 6 bowls. Garnish with remaining scallions, remaining cilantro and remaining Thai basil. Serve with lime wedges.

Tips: Garnish soup also with finely chopped toasted peanuts if desired.

If Thai basil is not available, you can substitute with regular basil.

Nutrition Information

Per 1/6 of recipe
Calories 510
Fat 35g
Saturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 2380mg
Carbohydrate 31g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 18g
4 to 6
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