Sausage and Potato Soup With Kale

Sausage and Potato Soup With Kale
Sausage and Potato Soup With Kale. Photo of Sausage and Potato Soup With Kale © Diana Rattray
    60 min

Use sweet Italian sausage or other fresh pork sausage in this flavorful potato soup. Feel free to use chopped chard leaves or spinach in this soup if you don't have kale on hand.

Serve this thick and hearty soup with crusty bread or rolls for a fabulous everyday family dinner.


What You'll Need

  • 3 thick slices bacon, diced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 4 large fresh sausages, or about 3/4 pound, cooked, diced
  • 4 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped kale, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

How to Make It

    1. Cook the bacon in a large saucepan or Dutch oven until browned; remove to paper towels to drain.
    2. Drain off some of the bacon drippings, leaving a few teaspoons in the pan. Add the butter to the pan, along with the onion and carrots. Cook, stirring, until the onions are just tender.
    3. Add the thyme and garlic garlic and continue cooking, stirring, for 1 minute longer.
    4. Add the flour and cook, stirring, until the flour is incorporated into the mixture.
    5. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
    6. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
    7. Add the diced sausage and potatoes; cover and cook for 15 minutes longer.
    8. Add the kale; cover and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until vegetables are very tender.
    9. Add the cream. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed. Heat through and serve.
    10. Top this delicious soup with a little cheese, if desired, and serve with crusty bread or rolls.
  • Serves 6 to 8.

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