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Creamy Sausage Kale Soup

Made with Italian Sausage, kale, and potatoes, Sausage Kale Soup is exactly what you need to warm up on a cold day! Also the Zuppa Toscana copycat recipe!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword sausage kale soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 549kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 lb Italian Sausage sweet or spicy, you choose
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 cups kale stalks removed & torn into bite sized pieces
  • 2 medium russet potatoes washed and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • In large pot over medium heat, cook sausage until browned and cooked thoroughly. Remove from pot and drain on paper towels.
  • In same pot, melt butter and saute onions until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, another minute. Stir in cooked sausage and flour. Cook 2 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste. Add in chicken broth and seasonings. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer. Stir in kale and potatoes. Cover and cook 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • When ready to serve, remove the bay leaf and add in heavy cream.


Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1483mg | Potassium: 951mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5162IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 3mg