Potato, Sausage and Kale soup

I had kale and sausage soup at my friend Stina’s house last year around this time, made with fresh kale from her garden and i’ve thought of it since. I finally saw some kale on sale and decided i needed to see if i could do as good a job. Wow! It turned out fabulous! I’m so excited!

Potato Sausage and Kale soup

Potato, Sausage and Kale soup


    2 tbl olive oil
    2 cups chopped onion
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
    6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    2 hot Italian sausage links
    4 cups couresly chopped potato
    5 cups water
    4 cups fat-free, chicken broth
    2-3 cups torn kale
    1 can cannelloni beans, rinsed or drained


Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Remove casings from sausage; add sausage to pan. Cook 5 minutes or until sausage is lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Add potato, 5 cups water, and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes. Gradually add kale; cook 10 minutes or until tender. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and beans; cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Number of Servings: 10