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Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Sausage is an easy, hearty soup made with kale, potatoes, carrots and turkey or chicken sausage.
Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Sausage
This quick and easy soup is the perfect one-pot meal, and a tasty way to enjoy kale, which is high in vitamins K, A and C with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Great for dinner, or meal prep if you like batch cooking because this recipe is freezer-friendly and tastes great reheated. A few more hearty soup recipes are Leftover Ham Bone Soup with Potatoes and Cabbage, Chicken Soup with Spinach and Whole Wheat Acini di Pepe and Chicken Sweet Potato and Kale Soup.
Cooking Tips and Variations
- This soup will taste as good as the sausage you purchase. So, be sure to find an Italian turkey or chicken sausage that you like.
- Spicy sausage or Cajun-style Andouille sausage would be great if you want a little more heat.
- To make this vegetarian, you can swap the sausage for vegetarian sausage and vegetable broth.
- To freeze, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze. Reheat by thawing overnight in the refrigerator then reheat on the stove or microwave.
- You can swap the potatoes for canned white beans.
- Try swapping the kale for escarole or Swiss chard.
More Soups Recipes:
- Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder
- Red Lentil Soup with Spinach
- Chicken and Avocado Soup
- Spinach Tortellini en Brodo
- Macaroni and Cheese Soup with Broccoli
Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Sausage
Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Sausage is an easy, hearty soup made with kale, potatoes, carrots and turkey or chicken sausage.
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 2/3 cups
- 14 oz Italian chicken or turkey sausage*
- 8 cups 1/2 bunch kale, stems removed, leaves shredded
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 3 medium red potatoes, peeled diced into 1/4 inch pieces
- 1 pinch dried red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- kosher salt, to taste
- In a large Dutch oven or pot, cook sausage over medium-low heat until browned, about 10 minutes.
- Remove from pot, let cool and cut into thin slices.
- Add oil, onions and carrots; cook on medium until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
- Add broth, water, black pepper, sausage, potatoes, red pepper flakes and bring to a boil.
- Cook, covered for about 10 to 15 minutes. Add kale and cook partially covered until the potatoes are tender, about 5-6 minutes. Adjust salt if needed.
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Makes 10 cups. *check labels for Whole30.
Serving: 1 2/3 cups, Calories: 232 kcal, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 19 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 0.2 g, Sodium: 647 mg, Fiber: 5.5 g, Sugar: 3 g
205 comments on “Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Sausage”
Loved this! Used sweet potatoes and added a Parmesan rind while it simmered
Of the few dozen Skinnytaste recipes I’ve tried, this soup is my favorite. I’ve made it many times because I crave the flavors this soup offers. I add my own “Italian sausage” spice mix to lean ground turkey (usually cheaper than buying prepared Italian turkey sausage) and use Better than Bouillon low-sodium veg broth. Sometimes I forego the potatoes altogether and add double carrots instead because their sweetness, to me, is what makes this soup so damn delicious. The hard part is not eating three servings!
I absolutely love this soup. I’ve made this more times than any other Skinny taste recipe. It’s light and yet still hearty and very flavorful. I always increase the amount of onions and carrots and use roasted veg broth instead of chicken. Yum to the max!
Can you use sweet potatoes?
This soup is really good! I used a full pack of turkey sausage and more potatoes than recipe called for. I didn’t think it needed the water. Very filling! Would be great served with garlic bread. Will definitely make again!
Made this again last night, and it’s wonderful as always. I added feta on top this time, and it was a lovely addition.
It’s healthy which I like, and even though I am not a kale fan it’s palatable in this recipe. Thank you for shraring!
Ahhhhmazing soup! Even my meat and potatoes guy loved it and it was delicious paired with a multigrain roll. Perfect for a cold, 20 degree winter night!
I did make a few minor changes:
-sliced sausage prior to cooking in order to sear slices on all sides
-2x the carrots
– a few pinches of dried thyme and parsley from my garden + herbs de provence for added flavor
Otherwise excellent base recipe. Thank you for all your hard work Gina!
I don’t know if it was because I made my own chicken broth (only second time doing it!), but this was one of the best soups I’ve ever had. I probably added 1-2 cups less chicken broth, and glad I did since it seemed to be a perfect ratio of liquid and chunky ingredients. I do love a good soup! I used chicken and apple sausages instead of turkey. So comforting and just perfect. Can’t wait for lunch tomorrow!
I don’t have sausage but ground fajita flavored chicken. Regular potatoes and some cauliflower can that replace potatoes?
We made some adjustments to the this recipe. Didn’t add the water at all. We added a couple of more carrots and more red pepper flakes. I would suggest cutting the sausage into smaller bits as that’s how I prefer it rather than taking a big bite of a sausage. Used precooked Aidells precooked Italian chicken sausage which gave it a lot of flavor.
Super tasty! We used Boars Head Robust Italian Chicken Sausage. Great flavor.
Some modifications –
Upped the carrots (2-3)
Omitted the 2c water
Added a huge spoon of garlic
Used sweet potatoes (2-3) instead of red potatoes
Omitted the red pepper flakes since couldn’t find ours
Bought the wrong kind of sausage and had to replace kale with spinach (not as popular in Germany) but this recipe still turned out excellent!!! Very happy!
Delicious. Definitely recommend this recipe.
I’ve made many of your recipes and they all turned out great including this one! I did not add the 2 cups of water and upped the spices.
When I told my daughter what we were having for dinner she rolled her eyes and said “oh yum….” To her surprise she really liked it and had two helpings !
I am going to make it again using the IP and andouile sausage. Are there any suggestions for making it in the IP?
I enjoyed this soup, but it’s not my favorite one on here. It’s a 0° day so I thought something warm and hearty sounded good. I used Al Fresco chicken sausage with sun-dried tomato, tomato and basil as the sausage option. I’m the only one in family that likes it spicy so omitted a spicy sausage option. I did not remove casings on sausage and they ballooned a bit while soup was boiling. They look a little like mini hamburgers now!
Building the recipe from there I did get the Five points on blue like Gina. Not bad for a tasty lunch. I did crave some bacon in it so I might try to sub beans for potatoes (as she suggests) to add some center cut bacon. All in all I will make again. Thanks Gina!
Made with a chicken andouille sausage and it was tasty! Makes great leftovers.
As I’m making this recipe for probably the dozenth time, thought I should chime in with my rave review. I make it as written or with small modifications—it’s a great base to jump off from. I use my own veggie broth (save your veggie scraps in a freezer bag, then simmer them overnight with salt/peppercorns/herbs once the bag is full! 😋), typically 10 cups instead of the 2 cups water as others have mentioned.
I have in a pinch used spinach, even (gasp) frozen spinach and while it’s not as great in texture as the kale it’s still a delicious and healthy soup that I make every few weeks and just adore. Thank you!
Very good! I used smoked andouille chicken sausage, which I think gave the soup a lot of flavor and a necessary amount of spice. I also added in some thyme and Italian seasoning. Will make again, for sure 😀
This soup is pretty good! I used regular chicken broth and instead of Plain water I used chicken bouillon dissolved in water. The broth is so flavorful! I couldn’t find kale so I tossed some spinach in right before serving. Definitely a yummy comforting soup with a little kick to it!
I only have spinach – did you toss all the spinach in prior to serving ? Or ?
Great flavor! I didn’t have high hopes as I was cooking it because it just seemed dull but I was very pleasantly surprised! I don’t reccomend freezing it but it’s not the end of the world if you do!
This recipe is hits the spot. Light, delicious and so easy to make. I halved all ingredients except the carrots and it turned out perfectly.
Wow, I just continue to be blown away by your recipes! I haven’t had a single one let me down!
I made this one as directed, with just an extra pinch of red pepper flakes. I also used Aidells brand Italian style chicken sausage.
The depth of flavor on this was truly delicious. I made it the night before, as I had to work late the next day, so maybe that allowed the flavors to really come together overnight. I look forward to having this again for lunch tomorrow! My husband and I have never been big fans of kale, but it is really delicious here, and my hubby actually said that it was the star of the meal for him. It held some crispness and didn’t disintegrate into the soup like other greens can, and it really was enhanced by the flavors of the soup. This is the second meal of yours that has really turned me around on kale!
Thank you for another favorite!
This was delicious and very flavorful. The only change was replacing the 2C water with 2 more cups of chicken broth. Looking forward to the leftovers for lunch.
Another fabulous recipe from Gina! My husband says I’m incapable of making a recipe as written, so I made just a FEW modifications to up the spice and fat lol. I added in one slice of chopped bacon to the veggies as they were sauteeing, and a rind of parmesan cheese that I had in the fridge. I added bouillon to the broth, as well as a can of tomatoes.
Like others said, it’s incredibly hard to make a recipe that EVERYONE will like, so I dont really understand all of the negative comments for this recipe -just add more seasonings! Either way, this is a lovely soup as is, or tailored to your personal tastes!
Is there a way to make this in an instapot? Looks delicious
This soup is delicious, healthy and perfect for lunch! I used regular Chicken Broth from Trader Joes, and instead of pepper flakes I did two dashes fo Cayenne Pepper. I also substituted sweet potatoes for the regular potatoes. Like she said, it’s all in the sausage, so make sure to use a high quality, flavor-packed sausage! Definitely sharing this recipe with all my health-conscious friends. 🙂
Hi! What is “ 1/2 batch kale”?
I wondered that too. Hopefully, someone will chime in.
A bunch or bundle.
Fantastic recipe. Flavorful, easy, satisfying. I used fresh spicy Italian chicken sausage (casings removed). I also used full sodium chicken broth (from Costco) and left out the water. Delicious.
I don’t get some of the non-constructive comments on this recipe. If you didn’t like the recipe, move on, or give tips to others what you would have added to make it better. I know Gina works so hard testing and retesting recipes before sharing them. It’s hard creating a recipe to appeal to the masses because we all have different tastes. I know I am an aggressive seasoner, that’s how I enjoy my foods, so I always up the spices in the recipes I cook.
This is a wonderful soup as is for a lot of people. I know I personally like more spice, so I used hot Italian sausage and upped the red pepper flakes. I also added some “Chicken better than bouillon” to add flavor. It was absolutely delicious. I love how versatile these recipes are and that I can make it my own. Thanks, Gina!
Made this tonight in the instant pot with spicy cilantro chicken sausage. It was delicious. Will definitely make it again. Recommend adding salt to taste at service. Well done Gina! Loved it!
I’m very excited to find this recipe because I have potatoes and italian sausage left over from a BBQ this weekend! Thanks for being there when we need you! 🙂
I followed this recipe almost to a T. The only thing I didn’t do was add water. I was worried it wouldn’t make the soup bland as others had mentioned. This soup is extremely flavorful when left with just the chicken broth! So happy with how it came out!!
I wanted to make my daughter a vegan kale/potato soup and your recipe came up! I used veggie broth, and vegan sausage, and it was delicious! I will definitely adapt this recipe to her needs in the future!
Very good. I added extra garlic and red pepper, only used 6 cups of broth along with salt while the kale was cooking. Would make this again.
I am making this soup today. Looking forward to trying it. Everything I have made from ST site or your cookbooks has been amazing! Does the casing stay on the sausage or should it be removed?
I leave it in the casing
I love this soup! Wonder if it could be made in the instant pot. Has anyone tried that??
I’m seeing a lot of comments saying it lacked flavor and salt. I have to disagree and think you can adjust the salt to your liking. If you add some kind of grated parm or pecorino, pepper flake and a squeeze of lemon or splash of balsamic you can add more flavor without added salt. I think we are conditoned to the taste of heavily salted soups from cans that we forget what real food is supposed to taste like. I will definitely be making this again.
THIS WAS AH-MAZING!!!!!!!!!
Delicious and easy!
This was delicious! My roommates complained that it was bland and missing salt, but for medical reasons, I can’t add much salt to my cooking. I told them to go ahead and add it to their own bowls though. Next time, I may add more red pepper and cut the sausage smaller. I used two cans of beans instead of the potatoes to lower the carbs, and it worked great.
I wanted to like this because I love almost every Skinnytaste I’ve ever made but the soup was basically tasted like sausage water. I served it to my family but couldn’t eat it myself. I wont be making it again.
Sorry you didn’t like it, perhaps the broth or sausage you used lacked flavor.
Maybe the broth did. What brand do you use? That could definitely make all the difference!
Such a delicious, healthy, hearty soup!! Eating this for lunch as I type this review because it came out just that good! Thanks for another great rotation item!
Delicious! I used ground Italian turkey sausage and sweet potatoes. Definitely a winner!
Great! I used chicken sausage instead of turkey and I also removed it before adding other ingredients (I do not eat meat but my husband does). After the soup was done, he added the meat to his soup. I also used frozen potatoes and kale! Just needed to adjust seasonings for our taste but it was great. Another winner.
I actually bought no sodium chicken broth. How much salt should I add? I tend to have a problem adding too much or too little.
My family has loved almost everything I’ve made from here. But, this soup was not our favorite. We choked it down and I threw the rest away. I followed the recipe exactly. It was lacking flavor and heartiness.
I made this last night and it is delicious! Such a great lunch on a cold winter day. The smoked sausage gives the soup a great falvor. Thank you!
I made the soup last night. Loved it! !!!
Even here, in super hot Thailand, I’m looking forward to trying this recipe. I read through the comments and saw the variations that people are doing with this recipe and it seems like with the recipe’s simplicity you really can make it your own. Can hardly wait to try this soon! Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe. 😉
Love this recipe. Easy and pretty quick. I used Aidell’s spicy mango chicken sausage and added fresh chopped parsley to the onion/garlic/carrot saute. Yum!
How would I make this in an Instant Pot?
In general, cut the cook time in half.
This was awesome! I was ready to serve it and friends dropped by, so I added a can of cannelloni beans to stretch a bit and we still have leftovers and I shared with an elderly neighbor (I’m one, too) . Thank you, Gina. You have awesome healthy recipe developing abilities making foods that taste terrific.
I really love soup so much whether chicken, vegetable etc. It is a perfect start to a dinner especially in cool winters.
Loved the recipe!!
I found this to be very bland even with good turkey hot italian sausage…what am I missing? I was thinking to cook a little bacon or onions just in the bacon grease would help. Any other ideas?
What brand of broth are you using? Is it low sodium?
Yes, it is low sodium. It was Swanson.
To the soup while cooking: Add a T or 2 of pesto. Add a bay leaf. Add a parmesan cheese rind. Add an herb bouquet. No water, ONLY use the best stock you can find. Add more potatoes. I add all of this and use a whole bag of baby red and it’s still only 5 points a serving.
Then for serving (depending on your points allowance): add a t if pesto, crumbled center cut bacon, and a T or 2 of grated ramano. I do all if these and this is one of the best soups I’ve had from this site!
My husband is picky and usually does not like vegetable soups so I was shocked when he loved this and had seconds. I did follow the directions for the broth except I used 1 Swansons low sodium and 1 regular. I only used 1 cup water and felt it was a little bland so I added a 1/2 tsp of better than bouillon chicken flavor. It made the best broth I have ever made. It was flavorful but did not overpower the flavor of the vegetables. I did use 2 carrots which was perfect for us.
This is a great addition to my soup rotation. My husband LOVES potatoes, so this gives him the taste without feeling heavy. This soup ate very hearty to me for something that is so light. My whole family and friends I had over loved it and my friends asked for the recipe. I put extra red pepper flakes in mine and it had a great kick! This was AWESOME Gina!
This was great! I used pre-cooked chicken chorizo sausage, Swiss chard, and small white beans instead of potatoes. I added some Italian seasoning, too. Looking forward to eating the left overs for lunch!
Could you do this in an instant pot? I don’t own a large dutch oven…
This is a great variation of Portugese caldo verde which I make often. We grow kale and it is perfect in the soup. The original recipe uses linguica but this is much healthier.
Can I use spinach as opposed to kale? If so would I still use 8 cups and how different would the calories be?
Sure, don’t know the nutrition facts off the top of my head.
This soup is great, I subbed cauliflower for potatoes, but my Kale turned grey And unappetizing, I just bought a big bunch and chopped it, does it need to be balanced first?
If substituting white beans for the potatoes, would it be 1 can or 2?
1 should be enough
Gini—how do I adjust for an instant pot. Thank you in advance.
In general, cut the cook time in half.
For the sausage, are you referring to pre cooked sausage? I cannot find raw italian chicken or turkey sausage at any of the stores I go to.
I picked some up at Wal-Mart last night.
jenny-o has the sweet Italian and spicy Italian raw sausage. I can usually find it at Ralph’s, Vons, Food 4 less and smart and final.
Can this be done in a slow cooker?
I just made mine in my instapot using the slow cooker function. I just sautéed the veggies and sausage first then added the rest of the ingredients.
how much time did you cook it for?
From the first time I made this, it has become our favorite winter soup, served along with jalapeno cornbread. Our preference is to make this with a Cajun-style Andouille sausage. The spice from the sausage is perfect with the kale; I do not add the red pepper flakes since using a spicy sausage. We double up on the vegetables when we make; I also add 1 cup of chopped yellow bell pepper. Delicious, hearty and satisfying!
Can you use sweet potatoes instead?
Delicious! Question: did you mean for it to be pre-cooked sausage? I bought fresh and ended up sautéing it longer after getting deeper into the recipe.
It will cook in the soup
My daughter really only likes ground meat. Can you substitute the meat with a ground sausage?
Thank you for this recipe! I make it all the time! Even my boyfriend who usually hates kale, loves this soup! We love the spice and all the veggies. ❤️
Delicious, easy and a family favorite! This is our go-to soup in the winter. Since we like spicy sausage, I use a Cajun style Andouille sausage, add extra carrots and onions to bulk it up and leave the peeling on the red potatoes. My husband is more than willing to help prep all of the vegetables. It comes together quickly once the prep work is complete.
This is our go-to soup in the winter. Everyone in my family likes it. Since we like a little heat in this soup, I use a Cajun style Andouille sausage and add extra carrots and onions to bulk it up.
Looks great! Will this freeze well?
Made this today and I love it. Had a hard time stopping myself from “tasting” it. Thank you Gina. ????
I made this recipe with just a splash of whole milk and without the carrots!!! Delicious!
I have been down with some sort of bug for the last couple of days. Nothing tasted good, so I survived on toast and scrambled eggs. Last night I had it, and I wanted FOOD, so I made this soup. Not gonna lie, was not a fan of all the chopping since I am still under the weather, but I made it through. SO glad I did and so glad I doubled it!! This tasted so good to me…so much so that I really wanted more, but I was afraid to push it since it was the first solid food I had in a couple of days. Hubby had 2 bowls of this with some crusty multi-grain bread and said it was tasty.
I am at work today (and still a bit off), but I was super happy to grab a bowl of this to bring with me. GREAT SOUP for when you aren’t feeling well, and any other time too!! Once I feel better, I might try the immersion blender trick with some of the potatoes, but this is definitely a keeper!
Wonderful, hope you feel better!!
This is my go-to fall soup recipe. I like a creamier soup though so I either use the immersion blender on the broth and veggies before adding the kale and sausage slices. It gives it the creamy texture with out added fat of dairy.
Does this freeze well?
At what point in process should the potatoes be cooked?
It’s in the 3rd paragraph of instructions…
The soup was amazing! Honestly, all of your recipes are amazing.
What do you think about swapping the red potatoes for Sweet potatoes? Thanks!
Super Fantastic!! Whole family is raving on how delish this recipe was! Better than Zouppa! Better than plain potato soup! Paired it up with Easy Garlic Cheddar Biscuits for the perfect rainy night dinner! Thank you for all of your Awesome recipes. Each one is our new "Favorite Dinner Ever" 🙂 Keep it up!!
Can I make this in advance and just reheat?
Can I make this in advance and just reheat?
This was so good!! I'm not feeling very well so I'm craving soup. So happy I made this! I added some mushrooms and it was amazing!
LOVE all your recipes Gina!
Great soup! Just finished making a batch for my Sunday food prep. Used (pre cooked) spicy chicken sausage from Trader Joe's and added in Spinach and a can of tomato sauce.
The broth is boring, it's a tasteless soup. Try spicing it up.
Are you sure you followed the recipe? I just made some and it's rather spicy due to the garlic and hot pepper flakes. The only thing I changed in the recipe was that I used yellow squash, as I was out of carrots. My tongue is still burning a bit, and I love spice!
This is sooo good, it's a requested "staple" in our house from hubs and kids!
Would this be good with sweet potato and spinach instead of kale and potatoes? ? Just trying to use what I have in the house. Thoughts? ??
could you use baby kale in this??
I just made this soup for two reasons – I was looking for something new and healthy and also I love to have different soups in the winter. It is so delicious and hearty. I used chicken sausage and also added pumpkin (because I had it in my fridge and wanted to use it up). I have made several recipes from this site and have not been disappointed.
I've made many of your soups before with great success, so I'm trying this one out for dinner tonight on a cold/snowy day in New Jersey!
Loved the soup. My baby cried each time my husband paused feeding him. I served it to friends along with your chicken pot pie soup. My boys loved that one as well. Yummyness!
Wow. I was looking for a soup with a clear broth, lots of veggies and good flavor. This soup did not disappoint! I will definitely be making this again and again!
This is the third time I've made this soup and I took a tip from a previous poster who added a can of diced tomatoes…SUPER YUM! This is the perfect soup for a chilly day and it tastes better on day 2. I use sweet italian chicken sausage by Al Fresco. YUM!
Love this soup. I think this tastes a lot like Olive Garden Tuscan soup. I sometimes leave out the carrots when my produce is low. Still very good omitting carrots. I also sometimes add red pepper flakes for a little kick. This has become a regular in my meal planning. Nothing better on a cold day
Would it be okay to use spinach instead of kale?
Would this be ok in a slow cooker
This is so flippin' good. I just have to say I absolutely adore your blog and use all of these recipes to help me with my new healthier lifestyle. Thank you so much for putting nutrition info!!! I veered away from your EXACT recipe this time and used spicy sausage and it was DELISHH!!! So seriously, thank you! I also wanted you to know I shared some of your recipes (and praised you) on my blog today!
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Yum! Made this last night at it was amazing! I used roasted red pepper and garlic chicken sausage and added a dash or two of cayenne for a bit of extra spice. My BF absolutely refuses to eat kale so I cooked everything else, took out a bowl for him, then added the kale for me. He said he still enjoyed it, but does anyone have any suggestions for a substitute? The soup doesn't look nearly as appealing without out the kale.
Ate this soup for the last 2 nights and freezing the rest. This soup is delicious, healthy and very filling. Keep up the good work, Gina. You're great! Can't wait for your cookbook! Canadian fan!
I made this last night and it was fabulous! Even my husband really like it. I love your recipes Gina!
This was fantastic! I was in the mood for a creamy soup, so I replaced the water with fat free half n' half and was very happy with the result. And somehow I ended up with at least 8 servings. Thanks for all of the great recipes!
I made this last night and it was FANTASTIC! My husband is usually wary of soup for dinner because he assumes he'll be hungry after, but this soup was delicious and satisfying. Best part? It made enough for leftovers to bring to work today AND extra to share with a friend tomorrow for lunch! Great recipe.
OMG, I literally started making this soup last year, kind of made up the recipe on my own, but I use Sweet Potato instead! It's FANTASTIC!
Made this last night for my husband and brother in law, they kept asking what the "green leaf" was, lol! They loved the soup and even had two bowls each! The best compliment I can give you Gina is they told me to make it again for them this fall! If they want it again that is the biggest compliment I receive! I will say they tell me that about almost anything that I make that comes from your website! Keep up the great work, it has helped me accomplish my weight loss goal and maintain for nearly 2 years with a loss of 80 pounds! If it tastes like diet food I don't eat it, I use your recipes at least 5 days a week! It has transformed my cooking philosophy, thank you!
That's awesome Jennifer! And that's incredible and very inspiring! Makes me feel really good that I can help change your cooking philosophy, that is my mission!
I made this today using collard greens instead and added tortellini. It was amazing!,,,,,
Made this today and just had a bowl for lunch. I used sweet potato rather than red and I also tossed in some baby bella mushrooms. It totally ROCKS!! Thanks so much for this recipe. I know I'll be adding this to the soups I make all the time!
Wow! This soup is fantastic! I happened to have homemade chicken broth on hand, which made it even better. I added some more carrots but other than that stuck right to the recipe. A new favorite and making me a little sad that warmer weather is headed our way – luckily we still have snow on the ground from a late spring storm so it was a perfect dinner. Thanks so much 🙂
This is one of the most delicious soups I've ever tried, and is my new favorite! My daughter invited me over to try it last night – lucky me! She used a chicken Italian sausage but didn't change anything else. I just finished a leftover bowl and must say its even better the next day! We are having a soup cookoff at work this week – I think I just found my entry!
i love this recipe…ive made it on the stove but im wondering if i can make it in the slow cooker. i work late and need to do more crockpot recipes these days. HELP!!!
Made this soup. It was good, but I did not like the turkey sausage. Maybe it was the kind I used that made the whole dish just taste like sausage. I did love the kale taste. I think I will make this dish again with out any meat next time and maybe add a little bit more potatoes. I bet it would be so delicious!
I made this past weekend because my daughter and I was also sick. She couldnt get enough of this soup. I was certain that she would start picking out the kale but NOPE, she loved it. I had no leftovers..Thank you!!!
this sounds amazing! Can you cook this in a crock pot?
I made this tonight and it was amazing!!! My extremely picky husband even ate it! I didn't put in the red pepper flakes though.
Absolutely loved this soup. I use Turkey Kielbasa and it infused the kale and potatoes with a lovely smokey flavor.
This recipe is great!! I'm so excited to try more your recipes!!
OMG!! This is so YUMMY!! I used ground turkey instead of turkey sausage, added celery, and cooked it all in the same pot…doubled the recipe thinking I could freeze some but hubby and 15 year old son ate it all =)
I love love love this soup! Yesterday I tried it with a cup of lentils instead of potato, and spinach instead of kale (it was all I had on hand). It came out so good! I made enough to last me all week!
I tried this recipe last night and it was amazing! My first time using kale and now I'm looking for more soup recipes that use kale! I used more pepper and red pepper flakes becsue I like spicy, but other than that I made the recipe exactly as written. Thanks Gina!
This soup is delicious! My dear friend used this recipe to make a couple batches of soup for my family. We just lost my Mom and this soup has been a huge comfort to our family during our time of immeasurable loss! Thanks so much for this recipe!
Peace and Blessings be with you!
Do you think that sweet potatoes would work in place of the red potatoes? Just trying to shorten my grocery list!
Gina, the first time I made this soup my daughter who is 9 said that it was better than my Grandma's recipe for Homemade Chicken and Dumplings which is her all time favorite dish I make. My 3 year old son devoured it then asked me for the next 4 days if I was making this soup for dinner again and didn't understand that we couldn't eat it every day. I make your recipes all the time and every single one of them are hits at my house and I tell everyone I know about your blog. Every week when I am preparing my weekly menu and grocery list I come here first for ideas. Thank you for making it so easy to prepare healthier options for my family that tastes so amazingly good.
Made this tonight. It was awesome! Thank you for another great soup! I love love love your site!
Made this tonight! Fantabulous! I've been looking for a healthier version of this soup without the cream and here it is.
LOVE the site!
Just finished making this soup. I used ground Italian turkey sausage, available at my local natural food store. I was pleasantly surprised to find already washed and shredded kale at the same store, big time saver! Soup is deliciously spicy & hearty. Thanks!
Correction: CHICKEN sausage. Yum!
I started making this soup and suddenly I realized I only had one small potato left! So I used one Delicata squash I had on hand and the results were delicious!!! I will be making this soup again.
My boyfriend and I have now made this soup twice. Perfect for the cold weather.
This soup is completely awesome!! I can't get enough of it!
I made this soup last night using the JennieO Hot Italian Turkey Sausage & sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. Delicious!! And I love that it made enough for me to portion it out and put the extra in my deep freezer for work days when I having nothing healthy to bring for lunch! Supposed to get cold in Michigan this weekend (30's), so this soup is right on time!
I made this soup with my husband this weekend and we are absolutely in love, thanks for sharing this recipe. I am having it for lunch today.
I made the soup last night with sweet chicken Italian sausage and it turned out great. My husband and son were both skeptical about eating something with so much "green" in it; but they loved it and so did I.
So Delish! My husband was skeptical because it had kale in it. He ended up eating 3 bowls at dinner and all of the leftovers. Thank you for all of your awesome recipes!
Gina please help. I found sweet chicken Italian sausage and hot Italian sausage. Which should I use for this recipe?
another great recipe!
I love your blog! You should post some of your stuff on FlauntMyFood.com
A friend told me about it and that's where I go to check out cool foods. I guess food bloggers post there, its pretty sweet. Anywho, love your site!
Can't wait to try this soup! Sorry you have not been feeling well lately. Change your toothbrushes!! Stops reinfecting you guys. Gets rid of the cold a lot faster.
Can I use fresh spinach instead of kale?
I did, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
There is a nasty cold going around this fall. It's hit half my department at work. This healthy soup would have been handy when I had the same cold a few weeks ago. I hope you're on the mend.
Would this freeze well? I'm making it just for myself, I don' think my husband would eat it. So there would be a lot of leftovers!
I made this soup a month ago and froze the left overs. We just took it out of the freezer and reheated it and it was great! I will be using it for soup exchange this weekend!
I made this but left out the carrots because I hate cooked carrots. Overcooked the potatos though so watch for that!
The next day it was better than the first! I love zuppa tuscana from the olive garden and this tastes sooo much like it but with a fraction of the calories!
I am very excited to try this today, with sweet potato instead on red…perfect for a cool Sunday afternoon!
I love kale! I made this yesterday, and added some oregano and parsley to it. I thought it was fantastic and really hits the spot this time of year as the weather is chilling down. Thanks!
I was looking for a soup recipe to make for dinner tonight and came across this one. I always look to your website first so I was so happy to see this on the first page. Another winner! I cannot say how much my family and I thank you for your hard work Gina! Your recipes are fantastic!
My husband was supposed to grab kale at the market, but ended getting cabbage instead. Can I substitute??
Wow-that looks SO amazing-can't wait to try it!
I was just out for dinner at a portugese restaurant and had their caldo verde soup and this totally reminds me of that. I loved it and cant wait to try this version! I may swap some potatoes for parsnips and puree it to add a bit of richness. What do you think?
I think I'll pass on the potatoes. I don't eat that. Any substitutes?
Super yummy, thank you! Will be making this again.
This is the first time I have tasted kale…not bad..made this soup for tonights dinner…it was delicious…………thank you
Now i am going to search for another kale recipe so i can finish the rest of it….again thankyou
I wonder if it would work with sweet potatoes? I've been on a sweet potato kick and think it might go nicely with the kale.
The soups look so tasty! What a perfect time of year for soup. I can't wait to try some of the recipes! Thank you so much for sharing.
What vegetables would you use to make this low carb?
I am totally making that this Sunday… and Molly gave me a great idea for what to use my leftover piece of butternut squash in!
Love the soup!! Thats one ting I love about the fall and winter, nice comfort soups! Your soup sounds wonderful!!
this is awesome… the only thing I would add would be a couple of cans of low sodium diced tomatoes. just another way of getting in the nutrients. (I'm from New England, so we're used to a red broth for kale soup) 🙂
I bet that would be great
Gina-Ive never, ever cooked or baked before Labor Day of this year when I joined weight watchers to loose 20 LBS and came across this blog! Your receipes are AMAZING you are just the best…. and Im torn should you be a cook or a photographer-your are outstanding at BOTH!!!! thank you so much for the inspiration!!!!! please keep bringing it everyday like you do-its always so exciting to see what you cook everyday:)
Aww thank you, I love both equally!
Oh my god, this soup is very good. That looks delicious, it's all good. I liked it so much that I could eat this dish and one another. Gina xo
This is my kind of soup. I love that you cook for yourself when you are under the weather, you sound like me 🙂
This is so healthy and I hope it makes you feel better real soon!
Aggie, well I don't have a choice 😉 And I rather home cooked food over take-out if I'm sick!
Great recipe Gina! Love your use of potato with kale – that balances out some of the bitterness for me!
To simplify the cooking even further I would use Aidells Pre-Cooked Sausage – you can find them in almost any grocery store & the different flavors they offer could add some unexpected spice to this dish 🙂
Great share xx
What brand of sausage do you people recommend?! i don't buy it often. Thanks!
I like Premio, Al Fresco and my local Italian butcher makes a great one with broccoli rabe!
I discovered this website a few months ago as a newlywed looking for ideas, and I have to tell you that you have been a lifesaver for many meals, as well as for my figure! When I make one of your recipes, I know that it will be tasty enough for my husband to ask me to make it again, while somehow also low enough in calories to keep us both trim and healthy! I'll be sure to try this one soon – it looks delicious! Thank you for all of your hard work!
Wonderful! And congratulations!
Sounds wonderful, but I was wondering if it could be made in a slow cooker?
I think it would be great in a slow cooker, add the kale towards the last 30 minutes.
This soup was delicious. I will definitely make it again. Next time I will make a double batch as it only made enough for one serving each for my family of five.
this was great. I only made one change… I added half the potatoes in with the carrots to cook and then BEFORE i put the rest of potatoes and sausage in I used my immersion stick blender to cream it up a bit. Tastes A LOT like zuppa toscano from Olive Garden.
Delicious! I made this last night for dinner and it is full of flavor and easy to make!
This is so good – I made this because it sounded close to Suppa Toscana from olive garden. This was so much better and no cream added. It definitely did not need any!!!
Again another great recipe that does'nt give up flavor for a healthy version.
Just tried this coup today. It was delicious and packed full of good veggies! I didn't have turkey sausage on hand so I used what I had…Italian pork sausage. Increased the points a bit I'm sure but still wonderful.
This is one of my favorite recipes, I’d never had it before my husband made it for me, I wouldn’t mind eating it once a week, it is very good.