Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Sausage and Kale Soup recipe? Learn how to make Sausage and Kale Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lwomer60

Makes 8 servings



Delicious, hearty soup with Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage and whole wheat Spaghetti pieces. Great on cold, rainy days!

Recipe Ingredients for Sausage and Kale Soup

1 large onion, chopped small
3 tsp. olive oil
1 T minced garlic
1 tsp. ground fennel
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
4 links Turkey Italian Sausage
8 cups chicken stock (or use 4 cans plus 1/2 cup water)
4 cups beef stock (or use 2 cans plus 1/4 cup water)
1 cup chopped kale
14 1/2 oz. petite diced tomatoes

Recipe Directions for Sausage and Kale Soup

  1. Heat 1 T olive oil in a heavy pan large enough to hold all the soup; add onion and saute until it starts to soften, about 4-5 minutes. Add minced garlic, ground fennel, dried oregano, and dried basil and saute 1-2 minutes more.

  2. While onions are cooking, heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a large frying pan, then squeeze turkey Italian sausage out of the casing and cook until it's well browned. Use the back of the turner to break the sausage apart as it browns.

  3. Add the chicken stock and beef stock to the onion mixture and start to simmer. When sausage is well browned, add it to the stock mixture. Deglaze the sausage pan with 1/2 cup water, scraping off any browned bits in the bottom of the pan, and add that to the soup pot. Let the stock, sausage, and herb mixture simmer about 20 minutes to build flavor.

  4. While the stock mixture simmers, cut away the center rib from each kale leaf and discard the rib. Cut the leaf part of the kale into small pieces and rinse well with cold water. After 20 minutes, add kale to the soup pot and simmer 20-30 minutes. Then add petite diced tomatoes and juice and simmer 20-30 minutes more.

  5. Break whole wheat spaghetti into small pieces and measure until you have 1/2 cup broken spaghetti. Increase heat slightly so the soup mixture comes to a gentle boil, then add spaghetti and cook 15-20 minutes, or until spaghetti is tender.

  6. Serve soup hot, with plenty of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 501.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
147
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.8g
12%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Sodium
1507mg
63%
Potassium
278mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
7.0g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
2.9g
Protein
13.1g
Vitamin A 37% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 8% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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