Sausage Kale Soup

Sausage, Kale & Red potato Soup

 So much goodness in a bowl...

So much goodness in a bowl...

If im honest, im not the hugest fan of soups - but I knew I had to have a go at some, and so this one was born from throwing all my favorite ingredients in a pot, and I love it!! In this I use Italian Sausage meat, Kale & Red potatoes (potatoes cooked separately to avoid making the soup too starchy) - these are 3 of my fav ingredients! Sausage meat has so much flavor, Kale has so much goodness, and red potatoes hold their shape well in soups. 

I used chicken stock & milk as the base (the milk adds a little creaminess) but you can use just chicken stock if you wish (choose low salt if you can)

Ingredients:

  • 400g Italian Sausage Meat (i used a pack of Italian sausages & took meat out casing) 
  • 60-80g Kale (Kale weighs nothing so this is enough, or you can adjust to your liking)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 10 baby red potatoes (halved so boil quicker)
  • 4 cups chicken stock (low salt if possible)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup cream (or Crème fraîche works well here too)
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs (or just dried oregano if you want)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste (add at beginning & end)
  • Olive Oil
 Baby Red Potatoes halved & on the boil

Baby Red Potatoes halved & on the boil

 Meat & Onions browning while potatoes boil

Meat & Onions browning while potatoes boil

Method:

  • Get sausage meat & onion frying in olive oil, in a large pot - season with salt, pepper & herbs.
  • While browning meat, get potatoes (halved) on the boil in a medium pot of water - boil these till almost soft when poked with fork about 10-15 min: this way they're easy to cut into soup at end for last 10 minutes cooking.
  • Once meat is browned, add the chicken stock, milk & cream - let SIMMER for 20 minutes (do not boil or milk/cream will curdle) 
  • Add kale, red potatoes (cooked & chopped) & season with salt & pepper to taste
  • Simmer for a further 10 minutes to fully soften potatoes & kale
  • Serve hot, as is, or with some bread 

*This soup is gorgeous heated up the next day for leftovers! 

 Chicken Stock, Cream & Milk added - now simmer (potatoes drained & ready to add later)

Chicken Stock, Cream & Milk added - now simmer (potatoes drained & ready to add later)

 All ingredients together & ready to simmer for last 10 minutes

All ingredients together & ready to simmer for last 10 minutes

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Claire x 

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