Italian Sausage and Kale Soup
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
Makes8 servings (3-1/2 quarts)
- 1 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
- 6 cups chopped fresh kale
- 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
- 4 large carrots, finely chopped (about 3 cups)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 5 cups chicken stock
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
- Add kale, beans, tomatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, seasonings and stock to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until vegetables are tender. Top each serving with cheese.
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Nutrition Facts1-3/4 cups: 297 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 1105mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 9g fiber), 16g protein.
May 26, 2020
After tasting this soup at a friends birthday party I was so glad she said it was at Taste of a home. We make it at least once a month and my three kids 7 and under (and husband) all enjoy it too. We use mild Italian sausage, leave out the salt, and I sometimes cook it on the stove, but it always tastes great!
Jan 27, 2020
Got this recipe from taste of home magazine several years ago. Love it!
Jan 9, 2020
This is my second time making this soup! It's delicious and huge hit at our house!!! Bonus points for being easy and simple to make!
Oct 29, 2018
Love this soup, and so easy! I made it pretty much as the recipe calls for with some adjustments for ingredients on hand. I used chorizo instead of Italian sausage, spinach for half the kale, upped the spice to 1T Italian mixed seasoning and used only one can of beans. Delicious! Beautiful deep red color.
Oct 28, 2018
Good but not a favorite.
Feb 22, 2018
Very tasty and hearty soup. To cut down on the spicy zip of hot sausage, I use sweet Italian sausage. And I increased the spices a little: 3 Tbsp minced garlic, 2 tsp oregano, 2 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. I also added about 1 Cup water to the chicken broth and crushed tomato base. The soup was perfect to serve to my father during his chemotherapy. They asked for the recipe! Thick with vegetables, and a yummy broth.
Jan 29, 2018
I made a double batch due to the number of people at our table for dinner. I enjoyed this soup. I can't say it was a hit with the family. Some of the kids weren't overly excited with the kale in it. We ended up freezing a third of it. I'm still giving it a higher rating because it is good recipe. Just noting it wasn't a favorite for the kids so when I make it again, I don't double the recipe. :)
Jan 5, 2018
Made this tonight in our pressure cooker and we loved it!! I added a can of sliced tomatoes, drained. Only because we love tomatoes. I also used cannellini beans since we had them on hand. Will definitely make this again!
Dec 28, 2017
I've made this several times and it is delicious. It also freezes well.
Jan 5, 2017
MY DH made a double batch of this soup. It's a colorful, flavorful and hearty one that we had with slices of smoked Gouda and crackers. Some is in the freezer, but we're looking to enjoy more for lunch in the next few days. Its a perfect winter warmup.