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Potato, Sausage & Kale Soup

I let my young son pick out seed packets and he chose kale, which grew like crazy. This hearty soup helped make good use of it and rivals a restaurant version that we love. —Michelle Babbie, Malone, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups sliced fresh kale
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • In a large saucepan, cook sausage and onion over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain.
  • Stir in seasonings. Add potatoes, kale, milk and cream; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into soup. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 504 calories, 38g fat (20g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 881mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • Nebraskarancher
    Jan 15, 2021

    I love sausage and potatoes in soup. To speed up the cooking and avoid scorching the milk I usually cook the potatoes with the sausage before you add your liquids. It does shorten up the cooking time.

  • Paula
    Dec 26, 2020

    This is such an awesome soup and easily adapts to what you have in your kitchen. No worries if you have heavy cream, half and half, chicken broth, different kinds of sausage! One variation we love is to make it with andouille sausage, diced, and fresh spinach. We are much more likely to use those items for other things. It makes the perfect amount of heat if you love spicy soup.

  • Rusty
    Dec 24, 2020

    1st ingredient on the list is pork sausage why in the hell does everyone use chicken seasoning with pork Get with the 21st century. There is pork seasoning out there all you have to do is look and that's the last I am going to say about that I making this right now and I put a little twist on it I making mine like the Olive Garden does. they sliced there potatoes like fry potatoes with the skins on

  • resalee
    Nov 19, 2020

    Love this soup! Not too thick, not too runny. Easy to make and very tasty.

  • Lori
    Oct 14, 2020

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  • Juliet
    Oct 13, 2020

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  • bbjbobbijo
    Oct 5, 2020

    I added some red pepper flakes

  • Reynaldo
    Aug 22, 2020

    i used one russet and one red potato. i mashed about 1/2 of the russet to thicken since they break down easily when cooked. used 3 cups chicken broth and 1 cup heavy cream. left out the cornstarch. Excellent. its a definite go-to around here now.

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Jun 29, 2020

    Delicious. I skipped the cornstarch step and added white beans.

  • jackie
    May 30, 2020

    This is a wonderful Italian soup. It's much better using Italian Sausage instead of plain pork sausage and 4 slices of cooked bacon cut in 2 inch pieces. Replace the milk with 3 cups of chicken broth along with 1 cup of heavy cream. Kale can be replaced with fresh spinach. Sprinkle with Parmesan before serving.