Sausage and Kale Soup

Zesty Sausage and Kale Soup RecipeHearty Sausage and Kale Soup with a hint of cheesy goodness. This warming dish is loaded with cozy ingredients that make any meal feel special!

Hearty Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe
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Sausage and Kale Soup is a greedy kind of soup, as all good soups should be.

It isn’t satisfied until all the right ingredients are incorporated…

Onions and garlic for depth of flavor. Not enough.

Sausage for zesty meaty goodness. Keep it coming.

Kale and potatoes for contrasting textures. Closer, but not quite there.

Wine, parmesan and crushed red pepper for body and complexity. Almost.

A splash of cream for silky spoonfuls. Finally.

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You see?

Greedy. Yet in the best way imaginable.

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After all, a single note soup isn’t really a soup at all.

It’s a broth concoction, or a simple sauce at the very most.

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This Sausage and Kale Soup, dear friends, is serious soup. Stout soup. Generous soup.

Did I say greedy? I meant generous. Very generous.

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Sausage and Kale Soup is a cozy mid-week dinner your family will love.

It’s filled to the brim with hearty flavors that are impossible to resist once mingled together.

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The aroma, intoxicating.

The taste, comforting.

The overall experience, healing.

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Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe

Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe
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Sausage and Kale Soup

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Hearty Sausage and Kale Soup with a hint of cheesy goodness. This warming dish is loaded with cozy ingredients that make any meal feel special!
Servings: 6
Nutrition Facts
Sausage and Kale Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 1160mg 48%
Potassium 1030mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 51%
Vitamin C 53.2%
Calcium 22.5%
Iron 14.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 pound small new potatoes, sliced into thin circles
  • 1 bunch kale, trimmed and chopped (remove stems)
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat a large sauce pot over medium heat and add the oil, onions, and garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, then add the sausage to the pot. Brown the sausage and break it apart with a wooden spoon into small pieces.
  2. Once the sausage is brown, add the potato slices, chopped kale, chicken stock, wine, and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat if needed, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. When ready to serve, stir in the cream and parmesan cheese. Then taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

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42 comments on “Sausage and Kale Soup

  1. Hotmail sign inposted October 25, 2018 at 2:46 am Reply

    very good. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Lisa from Leesburg, VAposted September 12, 2018 at 9:41 am Reply

    I made a version of this tasty soup last night. I modified it slightly to be keto friendly. Here’s my modifications: replace new potatoes with turnips (cubed), added a handful of fresh parsley, substituted heavy cream for half & half (only because that’s what I had) and also added 2T of Nutrional Yeast (for health benefits). My family absolutely loved it and I can’t wait to taste the leftover soup today for lunch when the flavors will really have a chance to meld. Great recipe!

  4. temple run 3posted August 9, 2018 at 2:46 am Reply

    wow, this soup is delicious, summer food is great.

  5. Run 4posted October 3, 2017 at 3:07 am Reply

    I love both in soup so I know this would be a hit! I’ll try this on Sunday (sorry but I’m away or I would make it now:).

  6. Cindy Nicholsposted September 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm Reply

    This is like Zuppa Tuscano!!!!  Love it!!!

  7. Kathleen Millerposted September 24, 2017 at 12:02 pm Reply

    This reminds me of Olive Garden’s Zuppa Tuscana. How is it different ?????

  8. Sandy Wposted August 15, 2015 at 7:05 pm Reply

    I have made this a number of times and it just seems to get better and better. I do not add the wine because I rarely have it on hand and since I am the only one eating this, prior to adding the cream and cheese I put it in pint containers and when it has cooled I freeze it. When I reheat it I add some half & half (I prefer that over the cream) and top it with cheese before I eat. I have used a number of different kinds of sausage both fresh and smoked but my preference is still a fresh spicy Italian. I have also tried different potatoes and I do like the red skin potatoes for the extra color. This is a wonderful, go to recipe.

  9. Jeanposted February 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm Reply

    I have made many types of soup in my life. Just want to say, this was one of the most unique tasting soups ever. The wine actually gives it a hearty flavor. It is even better day 2. I made it for the fire dept that I work for and they all loved it! Always looking for uses of kale. Thanks for the recipe.

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  12. Julieposted October 31, 2014 at 10:41 am Reply

    I’m hoping to make this soup this weekend. Did anyone make it without the wine and just use extra broth? Did it come out ok ?

    • Breanna Stevensonposted January 10, 2019 at 8:21 pm Reply

      I’m wondering the same thing. Did you end up trying to substitute the wine for anything? How did it turn out?

  13. Sarahposted October 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm Reply

    Made this in the crockpot, cooked on low all day. It turned out very well except the sausage was still in large clumps, so you might want to cook that ahead of time or break it up part way through. I actually forgot to add the cream and cheese on my first bowl and it was still delicious. I used hot sausage so I omitted the red peppers and it was still plenty spicy!

  14. Alison Hutchingsposted October 21, 2014 at 1:28 pm Reply

    Has anyone made this is the crockpot? How’d it turn out?

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  16. Christel Jposted October 12, 2014 at 9:01 pm Reply

    I made this soup tonight and my whole family loved it (including my 5 and 7 year old boys)! I used turkey sausage and asiago cheese instead of pork and parmesean. Delicious!

  17. Ashley - Our Full Tableposted September 28, 2014 at 6:38 pm Reply

    One of my favorite parts about fall! Yummy soups to warm the soul!

  18. Molly L.posted September 28, 2014 at 8:22 pm Reply

    I am making this right now and it smells SO good. Can’t wait for it to be done :D

  19. Melanie Harperposted September 28, 2014 at 12:43 pm Reply

    Anyone know how long I’d need to cook this in a crockpot? Thanks!

    • Sommerposted September 30, 2014 at 9:05 pm Reply

      Hey Melanie! Most crockpot soups average about 4 hours. I would think this would follow suite.

      • Melanie Harperposted October 12, 2014 at 9:27 pm


  20. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted September 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm Reply

    I love comforting soups like this!

  21. Kari Petersposted September 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm Reply

    Sausage and kale is always a welcome combo, and this looks perfect for the rainy weekend we’re having!

  22. Jodee Weilandposted September 27, 2014 at 1:49 pm Reply

    This soup looks awesomely delicious! I love using kale wherever I can, and this looks great. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Amberposted September 27, 2014 at 8:25 am Reply

    I make a close version of this soup with escarole instead of kale. Harder to find escarole, so now I know I can substitute. Also really good to add cannellini beans. Advice- make enough for left overs because it’s even better the next day.

  24. Julie @ Table for Twoposted September 26, 2014 at 5:33 pm Reply

    This is like comfort in a huge bowl for Fall!

  25. Gabyposted September 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm Reply

    This is perfect fall comfort food!

  26. Aggieposted September 26, 2014 at 9:35 am Reply

    This soup looks like it would truly hit the spot. Total comfort food!

  27. Tracy | PeanutButter and Onionposted September 26, 2014 at 9:29 am Reply

    Not a fan of Kale, but I would defiantly use it in this soup. Great flavors!

  28. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchenposted September 26, 2014 at 8:13 am Reply

    This soup is my perfect comfort food! It looks so cozy!

  29. naomiposted September 26, 2014 at 8:06 am Reply

    I’m so ready to cozy up to this soup!

  30. [email protected]posted September 26, 2014 at 7:27 am Reply

    I would bet this classic soup is the first intro to kale most of us ever had. I like your splash of cream, I’m always up for a splash of cream.

  31. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted September 26, 2014 at 7:11 am Reply

    Love this combo! Comfort food at it’s finest.
    Enjoy the first fabulous fall weekend!

  32. Marla Meridithposted September 26, 2014 at 7:06 am Reply

    Great looking soup!!

  33. Kathy @ Olives & Garlicposted September 26, 2014 at 7:04 am Reply

    This stew is speaking to me. It looks and sounds perfect.

  34. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted September 26, 2014 at 6:39 am Reply

    This soup is dreamy. Comforting and easy to make and I know I would love it.

  35. Tieghanposted September 26, 2014 at 6:28 am Reply

    The combo of sausage and kale sounds really good. I love both in soup so I know this would be a hit!

  36. Annposted September 26, 2014 at 6:19 am Reply

    Soup is on my favorite list of what to cook on a cold New England day. I’ll try this on Sunday (sorry but I’m away or I would make it now:).

  37. Betty Lynneposted September 26, 2014 at 6:08 am Reply

    The combination of kale, sausage, and potatoes sounds wonderful and filling! And these cooler nights make soup an attractive alternative for dinner. Pinned!

  38. Norma | Allspice and Nutmegposted September 26, 2014 at 6:05 am Reply

    Mmmmmm, I love a greedy, er generous soup like this.

  39. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted September 26, 2014 at 5:37 am Reply

    Anything you put sausage and kale together, I know that I am gonna be one happy human. And then I looked at the rest of the ingredients, and I say bring on the greedy soup! Pinned!