Sausage and Kale Soup

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins

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


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes

  • 5 waxy potatoes (1 ½ pounds), peeled and cut into ½-inch chunks

  • 3 cans (14 ½ ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 bunch kale (12 ounces), stemmed and shredded

  • 12 ounces smoked chicken sausage, cut into ½-inch half moons


  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.

    sausage and kale soup
Originally appeared: Everyday Food, January/February 2004
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