Friday, January 3, 2014

Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup

                                   
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I posted this picture on my Instagram account while cooking some soup the other night. Shortly after I got several requests for the recipe so here it is friends!  

Before I list this soup I gotta give you a little disclaimer. When I want to make something I'll usually find a recipe on pinterest, compare what ingredients I have and then modify it. I don't really measure either. I just kind of get a 'feel' for how it will be and it usually turns out pretty good. I have listed ingredients in this recipe but you can add a little more of something, add a little less of something and/or substitute other ingredients to fit your preferences or dietary needs.  

I also used my Le Creuset French oven for this recipe. Of course you can use any pan but I just love this oven. It can go from the refrigerator to stove or oven. You can also leave it in the oven all day just like a crock pot. Don't worry - my BIL is a fire fighter and he said it is safe to do that. It is also super easy to clean up. I know Le Creuset can be expensive but they alway seem to have their 3 1/2 Quart Ovens on sale for $150 (normally $230). If you are wanting a great French oven this is a fantastic investment! I added mine to my wedding registry. 

Sausage, Kale & Potato Soup
 Ingredients
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic minced
  • 1 T. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 T. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 medium sized red potatoes diced
  • Spicy Italian Sausage - I used two sausage links and took them out of the casing
  • 1 1/2 C. of Kale cut into medium sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 C. of Water
  • 1 1/2 C. Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
Directions
  • Cook sausage on medium heat until completely cooked. Remove from pan and set aside. I placed the sausage on some paper towels to absorb the extra grease out. 
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the onions. Cook for a few minutes until slightly tender and then add the garlic. Cook for a few more minutes. 
  • Add the potatoes to the garlic and onion. Cook for 3-5 minutes. 
  • Add the water, broth, seasonings and sausage to the pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes on medium heat until potatoes are al dente. You don't want to cook it too long or your potatoes will be mushy. 
  • Add the kale and cook for 1-2 more minutes. 
That's it friends! It's pretty simple and delicious. Again, if you are looking for a super healthier version you could omit the meat all together, you could add turkey sausage, chicken, etc. You could also put in broccoli or cauliflower if you are looking to stay away from carbs. Have fun with it!

If you make this recipe I'd love to see a picture of it or hear how it turned out. You can always share on SS2SI Facebook page too for others to see as well.


Hope you enjoy it! nom! nom!

6 comments :

  1. I went to Olive Garden yesterday and got their Zuppa Toscana, and afterwards kept thinking I need to find a similar recipe to make it home. And voila- here you are today with this recipe! It looks delicious. Also, I have that Le Creuset French oven and love it!

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  2. Oh man, this looks amazing! I love kale, and I am always trying to think of new ways to cook with it. I haven't tried soup yet! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

    I am so glad I stumbled across your blog. I am a new follower via bloglovin!

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  3. I'm so glad the timing with the soups worked out perfectly! Let me know if you try it and what you think? What do you normally cook in your Le Creuset?

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  4. Hi, Ashley! Welcome! Welcome to my blog. I'm so glad you found it.


    I'm also obsessed with kale. I ate it for breakfast yesterday and then put it in a pasta dish again last night. They say it is a super food so we can't go wrong with it.

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  5. oh I want to try this (except with veggie sausage). I love adding kale to everything!

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  6. I've never heard of veggies sausage but I bet it would be good. I'll have to keep that in mind because one of my best friends is a vegetarian. Yes, to kale!!!! It's one of my favorite greens.

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