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Potato Kale Sausage Soup

When autumn falls upon Fountain Valley, California, Susan Pursell simmers up this comforting soup. The hearty sausage slices, white kidney beans and colorful kale will keep your gang asking for seconds.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    7 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bunch kale, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 pound reduced-fat fully cooked Polish sausage or turkey kielbasa, sliced


  • In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the broth, potatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Using a potato masher, mash potatoes slightly. Add the kale, beans and sausage; cook over medium-low heat until kale is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 194 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 823mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 50g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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  • nmrenee
    Dec 28, 2020

    My kids love this soup. It's an easy way to get them to eat kale!

  • brushjl
    Dec 14, 2018

    delicious, nutritious and easy winter soup. good way to get kale into your kids. i used polish kielbasa and it was great. i also happened to have homemade chicken stock on hand which helped. and last, i never use canned beans. soaking and boiling in advance really is no big deal and it makes such a difference.

  • LauraBell51
    Apr 9, 2018

    Easy to make, delicious and nutritious. This recipe is a "keeper."

  • homecooking30082
    Nov 15, 2015

    Great soup! I had made once before and usually end up having to modify based on what I have on hand. Used large bag of baby kale and spinach so upped the broth and a little more on everything as like to have some to share. Very good to curb the brrrr in the air.

  • emgr
    Sep 22, 2015

    My whole family, even the kids, were asking for more! They all ate kale and enjoyed it!

  • mdcarey
    Apr 14, 2015

    A great way to add Kale to your diet. Very vood.

  • joyfulstamper
    Nov 26, 2012

    Tastes great! We have made this several times - we like Butterball Turkey Sausage/Polska Kielbasa best. We use one sausage per batch. (P.S. Make sure kale is tender!)

  • ConnieK
    Aug 19, 2012

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  • tratuttle
    Jul 17, 2012

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  • Damica78
    Apr 17, 2012

    Family loves this! I had to try this.Very simple recipe and so tasty.I will be making this again.