Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup

Italian sausage infuses this simple soup with flavor, and you can choose hot or sweet sausage, depending on your taste for heat. It all comes together in under 30 minutes and is even better after a day or two in the refrigerator.


Recipe from National Cooperative of Grocers

Sweet or hot Italian bulk sausage
1/2 pound
Small onion, diced
Large potatoes, cubed
Large carrot, chopped
Garlic, crushed
1 clove
Chicken broth
1 14.5-ounce can
Diced tomatoes with juice
1 15-ounce can
Kale, sliced
1/2 bunch
Dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon
Dried marjoram, crushed
1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
Red pepper flakes
To taste

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories per serving: 270


  1. Place a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and crumble the sausage into the pan.
  2. Stir as the sausage starts to sizzle, then add the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 4 minutes, until sausage is browned and cooked through.
  3. Add the potatoes, carrot, garlic, chicken broth, tomatoes, kale, oregano, marjoram, and salt. If desired, add red pepper flakes.
  4. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes. When the potatoes are tender, serve.