Italian Sausage Kale Soup Recipe

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Italian Sausage Kale Soup Recipe
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Italian Sausage Kale Soup Recipe

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4.5 15 17
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My mom dehydrates the last pick of tomatoes from her garden each fall—perfect for quick soups like this one. If I don't have time to prepare dry beans, canned beans work just as good. —Lori Terry, Chicago, Illinois
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 cups chopped fresh kale
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken stock
  • 1 carton (26 ounces) chicken stock
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Crumble sausage into a Dutch oven; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup drippings; set sausage aside. Saute kale in reserved drippings until wilted. Add garlic and, if desired, pepper flakes; cook for 1 minute. Add wine; cook 2 minutes longer.
Stir in the stock, beans, diced tomatoes, dried tomatoes, pepper and sausage mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until kale is tender. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Italian Sausage Kale Soup in Healthy Cooking August/September 2012, p50

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 217 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 868mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.

  • 1-1/2 pounds Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 cups chopped fresh kale
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken stock
  • 1 carton (26 ounces) chicken stock
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Crumble sausage into a Dutch oven; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup drippings; set sausage aside. Saute kale in reserved drippings until wilted. Add garlic and, if desired, pepper flakes; cook for 1 minute. Add wine; cook 2 minutes longer.
  2. Stir in the stock, beans, diced tomatoes, dried tomatoes, pepper and sausage mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until kale is tender. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Italian Sausage Kale Soup in Healthy Cooking August/September 2012, p50

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 260382
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017

"This was pretty good. I'm trying to eat more Kale and this was a good way to eat it."

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beaglemombeth User ID: 6650549 254665
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

"Made this and loved it! I tweaked it a little to suit my family's preferences. I used canned tomatoes with Italian seasonings, eliminated the sun dried tomatoes & white beans, and added half a box of ditalini pasta and about 2 cups chopped carrots. I also doubled the amount of broth. Really tasty!"

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nino49 User ID: 7912913 238621
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"5 star .. made this it was wonderful , i used sweet sausage & a chirzo combination , gave it some slight tang was delisiosso ! my new go to quick soup"

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saltybeefnstickyrice User ID: 6742123 236070
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"This soup was Deeelicious! Even my picky eater rated it "excellent"! I did use only one lb. of regular Italian sausage as suggested by other reviewers; otherwise, followed the recipe exactly. It was full of flavor! Can't wait to make it again!"

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mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 225176
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015 Edited Nov. 2, 2015

"Wow - great light soup. I used mild Italian cooked chicken sausage sliced, onion & garlic powder. Added fresh & dried basil & oregano, also. Grated Parmesan cheese tops it off deliciously! Hubby was hoping for potatoes when I had substituted cooked quinoa. I substituted a fresh tomato immersion blended with chicken broth for the diced. Increased the chicken broth, too."

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SJS9 User ID: 4019106 188392
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"This was a waste of ingredients and time. The soup was nearly inedible and the remainder is being dumped. It was tasteless even after I added fresh oregano and smoked paprika. I don't know how anyone could rate this 5 stars.SJS9"

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RedRockster User ID: 6767872 121993
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"This is a very good soup, and so healthy. After reading reviews, I took advice and doubled the broth and cut sausage to 1 lb. Since this is supposed to be Italian, I added a 1/4 cup each of chopped fresh basil and oregano. This is very delicious. I used a combination of hot and mild sausage. It liked it but it was too hot for my wife. So next time, just mild sausage and no pepper flakes. I can always add them to my servings."

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dlaskaris User ID: 5850428 194744
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"I love warm and thick soups and this was wonderful. I made a vegetarian version by adding turnips and parsnips instead of the sausage and it was just perfect. Delicious and hearty for a belly warmer as the leaves outside are falling. I never really used kale in soup before, so am glad I found this recipe."

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al2476 User ID: 1433830 123617
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"Hearty soup, easy to prepare."

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lizzitish User ID: 1974656 197310
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"This was wonderful soup; however, 26 oz. of chicken stock was not enough. I'm thinking that is an error. I doubled the chicken broth. I did used canned broth, not stock and the soup was very delicious. My lunchers all asked for the recipe! Confession: I used regular sweet Italian Sausage!"

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