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Best Kale Soup Recipe with Sausage

Best Kale Soup Recipe with Sausage

Best Kale Soup Recipe with Sausage – A hearty soup filled with nutritious and delicious ingredients. Each slurp is filled with bold Italian flavors, tasty pork sausage, and chunks of vegetables and kale. Cook it on the stovetop or in a slow cooker.

 

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Best Kale Soup Recipe with Sausage

This nutritious and delicious kale soup with sausage is so hearty and comforting on a cold day. Full of fresh vegetables, Italian seasonings, lots of kale, and pork sausage, this is bound to become a new family favorite. Better yet, it can be made on the stove in about 30 minutes or you can set it and forget it in a slow cooker.

 

The Italian flavors in this sausage kale soup only get better over time. Store the leftovers and enjoy them for weekday lunches, or easily freeze a batch so you can have a delicious meal ready in a pinch. A bowl of this soup is so warming and filling, it’s perfect for both lunches and dinners.

INGREDIENTS FOR THE SOUP

What Kind of Sausage is Best for Kale Soup?

I used sweet Italian pork sausages with the casings removed to compliment all of the herbs and vegetables in this recipe. Different types of sausages will change the flavor profile of the soup, so be careful with what you choose. To cut down on the fat, you can use turkey sausages or a plant-based meat alternative.

How Long to Cook Kale in Soup

Kale takes almost no time to cook! When the kale is stirred into the soup during the last 5 minutes of cooking, the heat will wilt the leaves and you’ll be ready to serve the soup.

What You’ll Need to Make the Best Kale Soup

The ingredients in this soup recipe with kale are simple, inexpensive, and versatile. Feel free to add in more of your favorites or mix it up by adding different vegetables, meats, or seasonings. These are the ingredients you’ll need:

 

Saute onions.

How to Make Kale Soup on the Stove

Step 1: First, saute the onion in a large pot with some oil over medium heat.

Sausage and saute onions

Step 2: Once it’s golden and fragrant, add in the sausage and cook until browned.

Saute vegetable

Step 3: Add the garlic, celery, carrots, and seasonings and saute until the veggies are tender.

Chicken broth

Step 4: Pour in the broth, potato and add the bay leaf. Bring the soup up to a boil, then let it simmer for 15 minutes.

Kale soup

Step 5: To finish, stir in the kale and simmer until it’s wilted. Serve and enjoy!

Kale Soup with Sausage and potato

How to Make This Kale Soup Recipe in a Crock Pot

Step 1: First, saute the onion in a large skillet on the stove with some oil over medium heat. As soon as it’s ready, add in the sausage and cook until browned.

 

Step 2: Now, add the onion and sausage mixture, the vegetables, seasonings, broth, and the bay leaf into the bowl of a slow cooker.

 

Step 3: Next, cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours.

 

Step 4: Lastly, when the soup is ready, stir in the kale and let it cook for another 5 minutes or until the leaves have wilted. Serve and enjoy!

Kale Soup with potato

Tips and Substitutions

  • Don’t have kale at home? Feel free to swap it with spinach instead.
  • Add as many extra vegetables, legumes, or beans as you like. This soup would be delicious with chunks of white or sweet potatoes, cooked chickpeas or lentils, and canned diced tomatoes.
  • To make this soup vegan or vegetarian-friendly, swap the sausage for a plant-based meat alternative and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
  • Make your own homemade chicken broth or beef bone broth to add heaps of fresh flavors to this meal.
  • Serve each bowl of soup with parmesan cheese on top, with a slice of fresh bread, or next to a warm panini sandwich.

Best Kale Soup Recipe with Sausage

Storing, Freezing, and Reheating

Store your leftovers in sealed containers in the fridge. The soup should stay fresh for about 4 or 5 days.

 

To freeze kale soup, keep it in a sealed container or zip bag. It can be frozen for up to 3 months. You can thaw the frozen soup by leaving it in the fridge overnight or reheating it right from frozen.

 

You can reheat the chilled or frozen soup for a few minutes in the microwave (stirring in between each minute) or in a pot on the stove over medium heat.

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Best Kale Soup Recipe with Sausage

Sausage Kale Soup Recipe

Love Keil
Best Kale Soup Recipe with Sausage - A hearty soup filled with nutritious and delicious ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 54 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 lb sweet Italian pork sausage casing removed or use regular mild Italian sausage
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped or minced
  • 3 celery sticks sliced
  • 2 carrots cubed
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 cups chicken broth I used homemade or use low-sodium store-bought
  • 3 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups kale chopped

Instructions
 

  • First saute onion in a large pot with some oil over medium heat, until golden color.
  • Once it’s golden and fragrant, add in the sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, celery, carrots, and Italian seasoning and saute until the veggies are tender, about 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  • After add chicken broth, potato and bay leaf. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Now, stir in chopped kale and continue to simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Serve each bowl of soup with parmesan cheese on top, with a slice of fresh bread, or next to a warm panini sandwich. Enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 54kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 20mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 4257IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword kale, sausage, soup
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My whole family loves this–I make it about once a month. We’re vegetarians so we use veggie sausage. Also adding a can of fire-roasted tomatoes definitely kicks this up a notch. Top it with shaved parmesan and serve it alongside some garlic bread and it’s a hearty meal!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner and it was a hit! I had to tweak the recipe a bit because my husband is diabetic and didn’t want potatoes in the soup. I used mushrooms and Cannelini beans in place of the potatoes and also added some halved Brussel sprouts. It was delicious!

    • Thank you, Susan for an amazing recipe review! I am so happy this soup recipe was a hit for you. Love how you tweaked it, beans and Brussel sprouts sounds so delicious in a soup.

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