Now that the weather is starting to get cool and crisp in the evening, soup is the perfect dinner choice at our house.
We get kale and onions a lot in our Brown Box Veggies, so I almost always have the ingredients on hand to make this soup, which Brown Box ladies shared earlier this year. You don't have to do the spicy sausage if spicy isn't your thing.
Spicy Sausage and Kale Soup
8 oz. spicy sausage, I crumble and pan sear it, but you can slice in 1/2-inch pieces
1 Tsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 potatoes, peeled and quartered
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups water
12 oz. fresh kale, rinsed and coarsely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1. In a large sauce pan, crumble and pan sear the sausage until browned. Remove from pan and pour off the grease.
2. Heat the olive oil and sauté the onion until soft. Add the sausage, potatoes, chicken broth and water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the potatoes begin to fall apart.
3. Add the kale and stir until it wilts into the soup. Simmer until the kale is cooked, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.
If you'd like, you can mash the potatoes to make a thicker soup. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of paprika.
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