Start this potato soup recipe by caramelizing Italian sausage and it will taste like you spent much longer than 35 minutes simmering comfort food creation!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in an 8-quart stock pot or Dutch oven over medium-high. Add sausage and break it up with a wooden spoon into bite-size pieces. Let sausage pieces cook without stirring until brown on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Using tongs, flip sausage pieces over and leave them until cooked through and golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  • Transfer sausage to a plate lined with paper towels, leaving the fat and oil behind in the pan. Cover sausage with aluminum foil to keep in any moisture; set aside.

  • Return pot to medium and add onions, oregano, fennel seeds, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are translucent and soft, 10 to 12 minutes. Add potatoes, stock, and, if desired, bay leaf. Cover and bring to boiling over high heat, then reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are fork-tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Stir in beans, kale, and reserved sausage. Cook until beans are heated through. Fish out bay leaf, stir in vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.

  • Serve with a pile of freshly grated cheese on top.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; 18 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 1048 mg sodium. 1429 mg potassium; 50 g carbohydrates; 9 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 24 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 10625 IU vitamin a; 82 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 8 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 133 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 254 mg calcium; 5 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

8 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
@Karla Welsh We made all four soups that were in the December edition of BH&G and all were so good! We hosted 13 family members for the holidays and I made a new soup each day. They all loved them all! This sausage, kale soup was appreciated after a family arrived after a long car trip to our home, the broccoli cheese soup was very appreciated after the cold family flag football game, the sweet potato after the hike after Christmas, and the Posole we made the first day but was mostly gone by the time most of the others arrived! Thanks so much for the recipes! I made the sausage soup again today for the NFL playoff kick-offs!
Rating: 5.0 stars
I replaced the potatoes and beans with turnips to make it keto friendly. It was fabulous.
Rating: 4 stars
A total Winner !! The next time I make it I will add more chicken stock, but the overall flavor was delicious!!