- 1 pound uncooked Johnsonville® Mild 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
Reviews forSausage Kale Soup
"Sweet heavens! I would give this ten stars if I could. I used ingredients as listed with the only change being to remove the Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausages from their casings and brown the meat separately while other ingredients were simmering. Low calorie, reasonable sodium content without being bland, super-low carbs that are perfect for my diabetic husband to have a second helping without overdoing the carbs. We’re not kale fans but it was delicious prepared this way. Only one complaint: it tastes so good that we found that there’s no way it will serve 8; guests will want seconds! :)"
"Delicious! I used a pinch of cayenne pepper and also used hit sausage as that is what I had on hand. In addition I used half and half instead of the whipping cream. It was hearty and both my husband and I had seconds. This a keeper."
"I enjoyed this soup. I removed the casing and browned the sausage with bacon drippings, then added the onions, then the garlic and so on.I'm not a huge fan of the caraway seed in Italian sausage, so I'd be curious how it would be with a different sausage."
"ONE WORD ..... FABULOUS!!! This is a perfect "copycat" recipe of a certain "Italian restaurant" we all know and love :-) I added a dash of white wine while cooking the onions, and used spicy sausage instead of mild, and everyone devoured it quickly! In fact, the kids were even dipping in the pot before I could even serve it! LOL! DEFINITELY double the recipe or you will be disappointed, because I can assure you, you will be looking for seconds!! .. recipe yields about three to four people"
"I love this recipe! I use ground Itallian sausage instead of links and cook it in the dutch oven before the bacon and the onions. Then remove it and add wet ingredients (I use more broth, less water) with the potatoes to cook. Gives it so much flavor! Also I use mild Italian sausage and then add 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes. The hot sausage was too much for my family. It's a great soup!"
"Fantastic! easy! Delicious! I doubled the water, broth, and whipping cream. I used gnocchi instead of potatoes."
"I have been making my own version of this soup for about 8 years now. You can't go wrong with this combination of main ingredients. It is my husband's favorite soup and he requests it all the time. A good way to get the men to eat soup. And yes, I played around trying to duplicate that 'Italian restaurant' favorite also. I do not use any milk at all as the potatoes will add some starchy consistency. You can also slice the potatoes, like the restaurant version. I buy the ground sausage instead of links and just cook on stove top in the soup pot...less dishes to wash. There are never leftovers to freeze in my house!"