all that’s left of the kale soup

dishes drying

(Our dishwasher is broken.)

I forgot to take a picture. But don’t let that stop you from making this soup, which is the best way I’ve found to make kale warm your insides on a cold night.

Kale Sausage Soup

adapted from Simply in Season

1/2 lb. ground breakfast sausage
1 large bunch kale, de-stemmed and chopped
1 Tbsp. sausage fat
1 large onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 large potatoes, diced
5 cups broth, divided
salt and pepper

Brown the sausage and reserve the fat.

In a large stockpot, add the sausage fat and cook the onions until golden and translucent. Add the garlic and cook briefly.

Add the potatoes and 3 cups of the broth, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender (check after 10 to 15 min.).

When they are soft, remove half the potatoes with a slotted spoon, and purée everything in the pot with an immersion blender until you like the consistency. (If you don’t have one, get one, and while you’re ordering it, let the liquid cool so you can purée it in the blender.)

Add the potatoes back to the pot, along with the remaining 2 cups broth and the sausage. Salt and pepper to taste. Heat everything for 10 or so minutes until the flavors mingle delightfully.

Serves 4-6.

(This post is one in a November series for NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month. You can find the rest here!)


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