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Hearty Sausage and Kale Soup – Recipe

Sausage and Kale soup 1I am on a soup cooking kick, as the cold winter weather is getting to me already.

We don’t have much snow here, but the cold, windy days are just as bad.

This time I cooked up a large pot of quite delicious Italian Sausage and Kale soup.

As always, I will share my recipe with you, to warm up your heart and spirit for the next 6 weeks of winter….:-)

This recipe yields 8-10 servings.

Hearty Sausage and Kale Soup – Recipe

Hearty Sausage and Kale Soup – Recipe

Serve it as is, or with 2 Tbs. of cooked pasta, or a slice of hot garlic bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage link
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 can (15 oz) cannelloni beans, rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups Kale, chopped (stems removed)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, reduced fat, shredded
  • 2 cups cooked pasta (rotini,elbow, small shell) -optional

Instructions

  1. Fill a 6 quarts pot with broth and water, and bring to boil.
  2. Add 1 tsp. olive oil into a frying pan, and saute the Italian Sausage, 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove and cut into chunky slices, and set aside.
  4. Add the chopped onions into the same pan and saute 2 minutes.
  5. Add garlic and saute 1 minute longer.
  6. Return the sausage back to the pan and fry another minute with the onion and garlic, stirring frequently.
  7. Scoop out the sausage and onion mixture into the pot of broth.
  8. Pour in the tomatoes, rinsed beans, and spices.
  9. Bring to boil.
  10. Add chopped Kale, and cook 2 more minutes.
  11. Add salt to taste.
  12. Serve hot, as is, or with 1-2 Tbs. of cooked pasta, and or garlic bread.
  13. Garnish with shredded mozzarella cheese.

Notes

You may use Turkey or Chicken Sausage, in place of Italian Sausage.

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2 thoughts on “Hearty Sausage and Kale Soup – Recipe”

  1. Charlene says:

    This sounds delicious! Looks like I found my soup to make this weekend. Have you ever tried to freeze it? Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Suburban Grandma says:

    This weekend supposed to be cold once again…so soup sounds great.
    My family loves soup, so I never can make enough to have leftover to freeze. I have a feeling it might not be suitable for freezing, due to the beans and kale.

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