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Sausage and Kale Soup

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Try serving this easy, hearty kale soup recipe as the main course of a light meal.

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  • Servings: 4
sausage and kale soup

Photography: WILLIAM MEPPEM

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2004

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 5 waxy potatoes (1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 3 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bunch kale (12 ounces), stemmed and shredded
  • 12 ounces smoked chicken sausage, cut into 1/2-inch half moons

Directions

  1. In a large pot (6 to 8 quarts), heat oil over medium. Add onion and cook until soft, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and red-pepper flakes; cook unti fragrant, 1 minute. Add potatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. In a blender, puree half the soup. Return to pot; add kale and sausage. Simmer until kale is wilted, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • ALR5507964DW
    9 AUG, 2017
    Easy, simple recipe! So I used white potatoes, added another 14oz. of chicken broth and added a bit of pink salt and chreole (i use this in everything almost!), and it turned out amazing! Yummy!!! I probably used more than the recommended amount of kale, too. I do not have a good blennder, so I skipped that step. My kids loved the soup. I will definitely make this hearty, delicious soup again!
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  • kaalelekaalele
    28 MAY, 2015
    I just made this soup about an hour ago and it was grand. Blending half of the soup adds a creamy, starchy flavor with a textured consistency, and the smoked sausage makes it hearty. What a great way to serve kale. Simple, very easy to make, hard to mess up, and quite filling. Mahalo (Hawaiian for thank you).
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  • Traci Isyk-Coles
    19 JAN, 2015
    Made it tonight...too spicy for 8 year old...but used kale which I had growing (and had no idea what it was...supposed to be Savoy cabbage but never formed a head). Even hubby loved it!
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  • Tori
    5 MAR, 2013
    This is a great recipe! I used turkey keilbasa, and added white beans and mushrooms ( sauteed with the onions and garlic) , fantastic! One of my favorites now.
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  • UmiLove3
    24 JAN, 2013
    Love this recipe! Easy and delicious plus my 7, 9, and 11 year olds love it too! Their home from school today with a cold and found this recipe doing a search kale soup. I made a vegetarian version using 32 ounces of vegetable broth in place of the chicken and 4 cloves of garlic, and added thyme, oregano, more red pepper flakes, carrots, a dash of sea salt...yum, yum, and YUM! Will do it next time with celery.
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  • tanya robinson59
    16 JAN, 2013
    I tried this recipe and it turned out very good. I left out the potatoes and the result was what I was looking for, something light with healthy benefits for myself. I will make it again.
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  • Briana Chene
    12 JAN, 2013
    I'm kindof obsessed with this recipe. I like to add carrots & celery to mine, as well as a bay leaf and black pepper. Great for winter and cold season - very healthy and hearty! I'm in college, so I like to make a batch every so often and have leftovers for the week. Yum!
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  • petsmom7
    8 DEC, 2012
    I loved this soup. I made a few slight adjustments. I added one more can of broth, a bayleaf and two cans of cannelinni beans. Hmmm Ummm good.
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  • sbmulqeen
    14 OCT, 2012
    Made this as written and it was fantastic! Perfect on a cold day - easy, flavorful and quick!
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  • janmaus
    25 NOV, 2011
    Never able to do the recipe exactly as written--I used sweet Italian sausage because that was what I had. Crumbled sausage, and the recipe was spectacular. The second time I used more kale and it was even better
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