This hearty Sausage, Kale & Potato soup is so simple to make and can be on the table in under an hour. And since it’s packed with kale (or your other favorite greens), it’s loaded with nutrition, too. Serve it up with some crusty bread for an easy meal that will warm you right up on a cold winter day. And if you love an easy soup for a cold day, check out my recipe for Stuffed Cabbage Soup, too!
Soup with kale is a classic, with versions of kale soup being found in many different culinary traditions. And while my recipe isn’t true to any particular tradition, it is inspired by both the Tuscan version of kale soup known as Zuppa Toscana and the Portuguese Caldo Verde. And truly, it’s one of our family favorites. The combination of chicken broth with tender bites of kale, a bit of zesty Italian sausage, chunks of creamy potato, and a hit of smoked paprika is almost magical. In under an hour, you can have a homemade soup that tastes like it took all day to prepare.
- Don’t limit yourself to kale for the greens in this recipe. I’ve also used Swiss chard, spinach, or a combination of greens with delicious results.
- Be sure to use smoked paprika and not regular sweet paprika in the recipe – it’s just not the same without it.
- Use sweet Italian sausage or hot Italian sausage, depending on how spicy you like your soup.
- I like to use Yukon Gold potatoes in my soup, but you can use any kind of potato. Red potatoes will hold their shape and not fall apart, while russet potatoes will dissolve into the soup a bit more.
As always, I hope you try this recipe, and if you do, I hope you love it. Please let me know in the comments below.
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