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Potato and Kale Soup with Italian Sausage


Inspired by the flavors of traditional Portuguese Kale Soup, we're creating a potato and kale soup with lean, hot Italian-flavored turkey sausage in place of chorizo. Let a pot of this soup simmer on the stove, or in the slow cooker, and you'll find your new favorite way to enjoy kale!


Potato and Kale Soup with Italian Sausage


  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 oz. Jennie-O® Hot Italian Turkey Sausage, cut in half lengthwise and sliced, or removed from casing and ground
  • 2 lbs. baby red potatoes, diced
  • 8 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pinch crushed red pepper
  • 1 bunch kale, trimmed, washed, and thinly sliced  



  1. Heat oil a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5-10 minutes. Add sausage and cook, stirring, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. To a slow cooker, add sausage, onion, potatoes and chicken stock. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and crushed red pepper. Simmer on low heat for 6 hours.
  3. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, stir in kale, a handful at a time. Simmer until the kale is tender, about 5 minutes.

  Yield: 8 servings   *Per Serving: Calories 190, Total Fat 6g (Saturated 1.5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 230mg, Total Carbohydrate 24g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g), Protein 11g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 35%, Calcium 4%, Iron 10% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding. 

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