Creamy Potato, Kale, & Sausage Soup


I don’t usually blog on Saturday’s… but since Christopher is hard at work today building a fence with his father… I thought I would share a recipe with you.

I love soup. I could eat soup every single day. I am always trying to discover new recipes and ways to serve the hot liquid gold. This most recent recipe was originally a copycat recipe for a soup served in a popular chain restaurant. It was everything I wanted in a soup… so, I made a few changes and adapted it for the slow cooker and gave it a new name.

At first I was concerned because Christopher doesn’t like “cooked” greens. I was hoping that if the greens were added as close to serving time as possible, they would maintain a certain freshness. I, on the other, hand… love greens. Cooked greens, raw greens… I’ll take it all. Here is what you’ll need to create a crock full of delicious creamy potato, kale, and sausage soup.


1 lb. Hot Italian ground sausage
3 med Russet potatoes, 1/4″ dice
1 lg yellow onion, chopped
4-6 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
10oz.  Kale, chopped (the bag is perfect)
2 cups chicken broth/stock (can use homemade)
4 cups of water
1 cup heavy whipping cream
black pepper
pecorino romano, for serving


Brown sausage on the stove top and transfer to slow cooker. To the sausage add potatoes, onion, garlic, broth, and water — cover.

Cook 4 hours on high.

Turn slow cooker off (or warm) and add Kale. Allow the Kale to sit for a few moments, stir, and then add cream and black pepper (to taste). Stir, and serve with crusty bread and pecorino romano cheese.


I was wrong. Christopher enjoyed this soup. Adding the greens before serving was the key. I absolutely love it. It reminded me of a creamy version of my mother’s homemade minest. The Italian sausage added just the right amount of spiciness to the soup… and the crunchiness of the Kale was perfect and added a very welcome texture. You could probably mash up some of the potatoes before adding the greens to give the creamy stock a little bit more texture… or not. Either way, this soup was a big hit with everyone who tried it. This is going to be a permanent addition to the box.

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