One of my favorite soup recipes for the winter season is Spicy Sausage and Kale soup. It’s warm, hearty, and a little bit spicy. Last week I headed to my local Tom Thumb store and picked up some sausage links, kale, and onion, potatoes, and some other key ingredients for my soup. Safeway stores has amazing deals with their buy 3 Save 3 on tons of products you know and love!
- 1 pound hot Italian sausage links (I use Hillshire Farm® Lit’l Smokies® Cocktail Links because they save time)
- 4 large russet potatoes, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, then sliced 1/4-inch thick (I microwave until 1/2 cooked to save time)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 (14.5-ounce) cans chicken broth
- 1 quart water
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Salt and pepper
- 2 cups chopped fresh kale or Swiss chard
- 1 cup heavy cream (or half/half to cut calories!)
Start by sauteing onions in olive oil with garlic.
Cut up sausage links into bite size pieces. I use turkey because they are less fat, and they still have a great smoky flavor in the soup.
Add kale. It will reduce a LOT while cooking….so don’t be afraid by the enormous amount of green 🙂 While the onions, sausage, water, & chicken broth are cooking down I cut up the potatoes and cooked half way in the microwave to save cooking time. Then add the potatoes to the soup mixture with the heavy cream. Let simmer on low for another 15 minutes. I season with salt and pepper add some parmesan to taste. It’s so good! It’s a quick, easy, filling recipe I don’t mind cooking after I get off work and can easily be prepared ahead. It also keeps really well in the fridge.
Sign up for the Just for U” program to save $3 when you buy 3 Hillshire Farm products. You have to be signed up to get the 3 for 3 deals. I love this recipe for cold winter nights. You can check out more options for delicious recipes for ANY meal on the Hillshire Farm website as well. Check out more recipe ideas and share your own on Facebook and Twitter.