This amazingly fast and delicious soup is a family recipe given to me by my friend from Montreal. If you like a thicker soup, mash some of the potatoes when you add them to the stock. If you're not fond of hot, spicy food, use a milder sausage and omit the Frank's. Bon appetit!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat and stir in the sausage. Break up the sausage with a spatula, and cook and stir until the sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Remove the sausage to drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

  • Stir the onion into the sausage drippings; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the kale, and cook and stir for 2 minutes. Pour in the chicken stock; stir in the sausage and potatoes, and return to a simmer. Stir in the hot sauce just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

389.7 calories; 14.8 g protein; 41.6 g carbohydrates; 44.1 mg cholesterol; 1655.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2009
I am the recipe submitter and would like to say that the sausage called for should NOT have the casings removed that is not how I submitted it. Also I'd like to add that the amount of kale may seem like lots however like spinach it shrinks down quite a bit. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/02/2010
We found this recipe easy to make but we did not enjoy it. It was our first time trying Kale and we did not like the texture. We'll keep looking for a way to eat Kale! Read More
25 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 8
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2009
I am the recipe submitter and would like to say that the sausage called for should NOT have the casings removed that is not how I submitted it. Also I'd like to add that the amount of kale may seem like lots however like spinach it shrinks down quite a bit. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2010
I added some heavy cream at the end of preparing this soup and found the dish absolutely superb - even after having froze the main body of the soup - still delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2010
Excellent soup... I used the ingredients as noted in the recipe but changed the process in cooking so that it was all within the same pot. Still worked out great! Nice flavors great for a rainy night in. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
Oh my heavens! This is delicious! I adapted mine to make it vegetarian with Morningstar sausages and vegetable broth. I can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
Love this recipe. Fast tasty and easy to alter to suit everyones taste buds! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2010
Very good! We got a large bunch of kale from a local farmer and didn't really know what to do with it! I used green onion b/c it is what we had on hand and like another reviewer I used morningstar sausage crumbles. I did adjust the amounts a bit to avoid a trip to the store: ) 2 large potatoes a whole bag of sausage crumbles and vegetable broth (6 cups). I sauteed the about 5 green onions (chopped) in about 2 tbsp. of butter! Definitely would make again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2010
Love soup anytime and followed directions (didn't take the casing off). I looked at other recipes and I'm glad I found this one. It is now my favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2010
Wonderful recipe Nathalie! Since I didn't have and hot Italian sausage I used some fully cooked Andouille sausage- tastes great. I had been looking for a good recipe so I could use some beautiful chard I found at Whole Foods. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
Absolutely awesome soup. This is a family hit. Thank you so much for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/02/2010
We found this recipe easy to make but we did not enjoy it. It was our first time trying Kale and we did not like the texture. We'll keep looking for a way to eat Kale! Read More