Rating: 5 stars
5 Ratings
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Delicious spicy kale soup with sausage!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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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  • Melt butter in a stockpot over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and stir until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 3 minutes. Gradually whisk chicken broth and water into the roux, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, thyme, bay leaves, and sage; cook until the mixture has thickened onions are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer sausage to a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess grease.

  • Add sausage, potatoes, kale, and mushrooms to the stockpot. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes. Add half-and-half and season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

Sometimes I end up throwing another 2 or 3 tablespoons of butter in the soup and sometimes 2 more tablespoons of flour to make it a little thicker. You can also throw in another tablespoon of sage, I think that it makes it taste good.

Nutrition Facts

352 calories; protein 13.6g; carbohydrates 16.9g; fat 26.5g; cholesterol 68.8mg; sodium 1070.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2019
This was so good! I did add an extra can of chicken broth once all ingredients had been added. Otherwise I followed instructions exactly. So simple and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2019
This is a lovely base recipe for a soup! I did end up adding some chicken bouillon, Italian seasoning, and a little crushed red pepper flakes at the end after having followed the instructions exactly to up the flavor. If I were to make this soup in the future I'd definitely use spinach rather than kale, but that's just a personal preference. The whole family enjoyed this one! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2019
I made some modifications Along the way but it was a great soup. I added two more cups of chicken broth I used 2/3 of a pound of chicken sausage and 2/3 of a cup of half-and-half. I also use mild sausage instead of hot and spicy for the kiddos. Personally I would not add the half-and-half next time. Not because it was too thick but because I personally love clear broth soup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2019
This soup was by far my favorite of the year. I actually substituted 3/4 C. uncooked wild rice for the potatoes and it was amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2019
This was so good! I did add an extra can of chicken broth once all ingredients had been added. Otherwise I followed instructions exactly. So simple and delicious! Read More