Italian Sausage and Kale Soup

Italian Sausage and Kale Soup

This Italian Sausage and Kale Soup recipe was one I dreamed up last week and I was super excited to make it.

It did not disappoint at all, and was actually better than I even thought it would be.

Now that it’s fall, my mind keeps racing with ideas for lots of yummy soups.

I went with Italian turkey sausage to lighten it up a bit. It made me feel just a little better about adding the heavy cream at the end 😉

How to make Italian Sausage and Kale Soup

The first step is browning the sausage, which I removed from the casing.

I cooked the sausage in a large soup pot, removed it from the pot and set aside.

soup ingredients

Into the same pot add some olive oil, diced red bell peppers, and a diced onion.

Season with some kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes as well.

diced peppers and onion

After a few minutes, add some garlic and then four cups of chicken broth.

This next step is optional…

If you prefer a thicker, creamier soup use an immersion blender to blend the peppers, onion, and chicken broth.

If you don’t have an immersion blender you could use a regular blender.

But make sure it’s cooled off a bit, putting hot liquid in a blender can cause the top to blow off because of the steam.

peppers and onions with chicken broth

Next step is adding two cans of crushed tomatoes, a can of cannellini beans, Italian seasoning, more kosher salt and pepper, and 5 cups of chopped kale.

Five cups may seem like a lot of kale, but it will cook down quite a bit.

adding kale to soup

Let this come to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer for 10 minutes.

Italian Sausage and Kale Soup

The final step is adding a cup of heavy cream and letting that simmer for 5 more minutes.

Taste for seasoning and add more kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes according to your taste.

We prefer spicy soups around here so I went heavy on the crushed red pepper flakes.

Italian Sausage and Kale Soup was quite the hit around here! I hope you and your family love it as much as we did 🙂

Italian Sausage and Kale Soup

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Italian Sausage and Kale Soup

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Italian Sausage and Kale Soup
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Italian Sausage and Kale Soup

A delicious and easy comfort food

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword best, Comfort Food, Easy, Italian Sausage, Kale, One Pot Meal, Recipe, Soup, TikTok
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 333 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage (or Italian turkey sausage)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 red bell peppers diced
  • kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsps garlic paste or minced garlic
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 15 oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 5 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot over medium heat, add the ground Italian sausage. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, breaking it apart as it cooks. Drain excess grease and set the sausage aside.

  2. To the same pot, add olive oil, diced onion, diced red bell pepper, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic, cook 1 minute, then add the chicken broth.

    Optional step: For a creamier, thicker soup use an immersion blender and blend for 1 minute.

  3. Add the cooked sausage, tomatoes, cannellini beans, Italian seasoning, kale, more kosher salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Add the heavy cream, bring to a boil and simmer 5 more minutes. Taste for seasoning and add more kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes if needed.

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