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Hearty Sausage and Kale Soup – Recipe

Sausage and Kale soup 1I am on a soup-cooking kick, as the chilly and rainy weather is getting to me today.

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.

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.


  • 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


  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.


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


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