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Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup

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A yummy make-at-home version of Olive Garden’s “Zuppa Toscana.” A hearty, flavorful soup for the colder months!

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches Kale, Picked Over, Cleaned, And Torn Into Bite Sized Pieces
  • 12 whole Red Potatoes, Sliced Thin
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 1-½ pound Italian Sausage
  • ½ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes (more To Taste)
  • 2 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 4 cups Half-and-half
  • Splash Of Heavy Cream
  • Fresh Or Dried Oregano
  • Black Pepper To Taste

Preparation

Prepare the kale and set it aside.

In a medium pot. boil sliced potatoes until tender. Drain and set aside.

In a large pot, crumble and brown the Italian sausage. Drain as much as the fat as you can. Stir in the red pepper flakes, oregano, chicken broth, milk, and half-and-half. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Give it a taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Add the potatoes, a splash of heavy cream for richness, then stir in the kale. Simmer an additional 10-15 minutes, then serve.

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Margie on 10.27.2015

Made this for dinner last night. I also forgot the onion. I was surprised that the kale did not cook down. I am having a bowl for lunch (next day) and like it so much more. I think next time I will cook the potatoes in the soup so hopefully they will make it a little thicker. Flavors were good.

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FreeRange Pamela on 3.11.2012

Made this last night. Had to make the Italian sausage from scratch with some pork I had in the freezer. It turned out delicious, even though I didn’t quite have all the spices (no oregano). Thanks for this. It was a big hit with my husband!

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Sharon Essner on 11.19.2011

I have an excuse for leaving out the onion – the instructions don’t tell you when to add it. If I’d read more carefully, I’m sure I’d have figured it out. Duh.

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Sharon Essner on 11.19.2011

Tasty even with modifications:
1. Forgot to put in onions
2. Used kielbasa and turkey bacon instead of Italian sausage.
3. Used evaporated milk instead of cream.
4. Used ham broth instead of chicken broth.
I’d have used the ingredients that the recipe calls for if I’d had them. Instead, I used what I had. This is a very adaptable recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

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Louise on 10.9.2011

This soup sounds delicious, but when I made it the milk curdled so it didn’t look very pretty.

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Margie on 10.27.2015

Very good. Will make again with a few minor changes.

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shirlsaw on 1.5.2015

This is very good. I had leeks on hand so decide to use those instead of the onions. Next time I will try with the evaporated milk instead of the heavy cream (even though I love heavy cream) since I am afraid to see the calories in this!! LOL

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Samantha on 1.18.2013

So great! Even though I’m a bit of a wuss so I would probably cut back a little on the red pepper flakes next time I make this. :P

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QueenOfHerKitchen on 4.29.2012

So very yummy! I even skinnied it up a bit and it was still great!

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jenadavid on 12.3.2011

wow. I used swiss chard instead but wow, triple wow.

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