Quick and Simple Pantry Sausage and Kale Soup

I have seen so many yummy recipes for kale and sausage soup; since my husband took the plunge to buy kale from our supermarket for the first time ever, I thought it would be a good way to use up a little-known ingredient.  I took an original recipe from The Pioneer Woman and adapted it with what I had on hand.  It turned out pretty well, and was much lighter than similar recipes that call for heavy cream and broth.

Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe

First, the ingredients:
  • 1 bunch Kale, cleaned and torn into small pieces
  • 6 whole Red Potatos, Sliced Thin
  • 1/2 red onion, Chopped 
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage (removed from casing)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cup skim milk
  • 1 packet turkey gravy mix
  • Pepper to Taste
1. To begin, prepare your ingredients.  Wash and tear up the kale into bite sized pieces.

Slice the red potatoes -- very thin.

Dice the red onion.

2.  Squeeze the sausage from the casings and brown in a pan over medium-high heat.  You may have to add a bit of olive oil, if the meat starts sticking.

3.  Add the milk, water, gravy packet, seasoning, and red onion to the sausage and drippings. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until bubbly.  (Don't burn the milk!)

4.  Add in the potatoes and kale.  Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are tender -- or about 15 minutes.  Stir, as needed, being sure not to break up the potatoes too much.

5.  Enjoy!

This easy sausage and kale soup recipes can be made with items in your pantry and pre-washed kale!

Do you have any special way to cook kale?  We really enjoyed this delicious sausage and kale soup, and we look forward to trying this unique ingredient in other dishes soon!