Sausage Kale Soup Recipe
- 1 pound uncooked Italian sausage links
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 bacon strip, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups water
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 2 cups diced potatoes
- 2 cups thinly sliced fresh kale
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place the sausages in a ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; pierce casings. Bake 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked. Drain; set aside to cool.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, saute onion and bacon 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Add water, broth and potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- 3. Cut sausages in half lengthwise, then into 1/4-in. slices. Add kale, cream and sausage to soup; heat through (do not boil). Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
1 serving (1 cup) equals 192 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 512 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.