My boyfriend loves this recipe and even prefers it to the Tuscan soup at a well known restaurant! I adapted this from a diabetic-friendly recipe, if you want to make it that way substitute sweet potato for the yellow potato.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat until the oil shimmers; cook and stir onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, and black pepper until onion is translucent, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Mix sausage, basil, and paprika together in a bowl.

  • Stir sausage mixture into onion mixture; cook and stir until sausage is browned and fully cooked, 5 to 10 minutes. Add chicken broth, kale, cannellini beans, and potatoes to sausage-onion mixture; lower heat to medium low. Cover stockpot and simmer until potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

To speed cooking time, I usually steam the potatoes while I'm heating the oil and cooking the sausage. That way, I only have to heat the soup 10 more minutes once I mix in the potatoes with everything else. But if you have the patience it's worth it to cook the potatoes the slow way. Also, I love spices so I usually toss in a bit of cumin to cook with the onion and garlic.

Nutrition Facts

329 calories; protein 18.3g 37% DV; carbohydrates 24.8g 8% DV; fat 17.6g 27% DV; cholesterol 33.8mg 11% DV; sodium 909.9mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2014
Made this recipe last night. I added a little more red pepper and garlic than called for, because I love garlic and spicy food. I think it was so much better than the one at the restaurant. I would recommend this recipe. I will be making it often from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2014
Made this recipe last night. I added a little more red pepper and garlic than called for, because I love garlic and spicy food. I think it was so much better than the one at the restaurant. I would recommend this recipe. I will be making it often from now on. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2014
Made a double size pot of this. Only thing I changed was to use turnips rather than potatoes, (slightly longer cook time) and to dash in some white wine after doing the garlic and onions to release the flavor stuck to the bottom of the pot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2014
Thank you so much!! It taste just like that you would get from that Olive place. Mmmmm!! Only thing I did different was I used beef stock instead of chicken & that's only because I accidentally bought beef. I used the little concentrated tubs of beef stock that Knor sells. I added 2 of the little tubs and 6 1/2 cups of water (1 tub + 3 1/2 cups of water is what the directions say). I also added a lot more Kale cuz I had it, we like it & it's suppose to be a supper-food. I will for sure be making this over & over again. For sure a save!! I will use beef stock again cuz I love the way it tastes. I'm a busy mom & my kids sports & other activities keep me running around & getting home with little or no time to get a tastey, healthy & hot dinner on the table. I plan on making this before we start running around & then putting it on the Ceock Pot on low so it will be ready for us when we get home. Thanks again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2014
Delicious! I was looking for a healthy soup recipe containing Italian sausage and this recipe definitely exceeded my expectations. I made 2 slight modifications to the recipe. I substituted turkey Italian sausage and I used whole grain penne noodles instead of the potatoes. Excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2015
Made it exactly as recipe stated and it was very good was looking for a recipe that didn't call for cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2016
Followed the recipe as instructed. Absolutely delicious. This will go into my winter soup file. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2016
I really liked this but it was still too salty with the reduced sodium broth. I'll go with no sodium next time. A great way to get in some healthy greens! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2015
Used turkey Italian hot sausage instead of pork sausage - other than that followed the recipe exactly. And it was fabulous. My DH said it was the best soup he's ever had - and he's a bit of a picky eater. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2014
omg this was unbelievably awesome! im positive the type of sausage you use makes the difference.. i used Mom's Turkey Sausage Patties recipe (with my modifications) and used only 8oz.. 6 cups water with 4 tsp chicken bouillon for the low sodium chicken broth.. 1/8 tsp italian seasoning for the basil.. forgot to the do the pinches of red pepper flakes and black pepper.. used 2 small russet potatoes for the 1 cup yellow and had to sub black beans for the cannellini.. this far exceeded my expectations.. ty for the recipe! Read More
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