Almost Tuscan Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe -
Almost Tuscan Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Almost Tuscan Sausage and Kale Soup

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"My boyfriend loves this recipe and even prefers it to the Tuscan soup at a well known restaurant! I adapted this from a diabetic-friendly recipe, if you want to make it that way substitute sweet potato for the yellow potato."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat until the oil shimmers; cook and stir onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, and black pepper until onion is translucent, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Mix sausage, basil, and paprika together in a bowl.
  3. Stir sausage mixture into onion mixture; cook and stir until sausage is browned and fully cooked, 5 to 10 minutes. Add chicken broth, kale, cannellini beans, and potatoes to sausage-onion mixture; lower heat to medium low. Cover stockpot and simmer until potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • To speed cooking time, I usually steam the potatoes while I'm heating the oil and cooking the sausage. That way, I only have to heat the soup 10 more minutes once I mix in the potatoes with everything else. But if you have the patience it's worth it to cook the potatoes the slow way. Also, I love spices so I usually toss in a bit of cumin to cook with the onion and garlic.

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Jan 29, 2014

Made this recipe last night. I added a little more red pepper and garlic than called for, because I love garlic and spicy food. I think it was so much better than the one at the restaurant. I would recommend this recipe. I will be making it often from now on.

Jan 10, 2014

Thank you so much!! It taste just like that you would get from that Olive place. Mmmmm!! Only thing I did different was I used beef stock instead of chicken & that's only because I accidentally bought beef. I used the little concentrated tubs of beef stock that Knor sells. I added 2 of the little tubs and 6 1/2 cups of water (1 tub + 3 1/2 cups of water is what the directions say). I also added a lot more Kale cuz I had it, we like it & it's suppose to be a supper-food. I will for sure be making this over & over again. For sure a save!! I will use beef stock again cuz I love the way it tastes. I'm a busy mom & my kids sports & other activities keep me running around & getting home with little or no time to get a tastey, healthy & hot dinner on the table. I plan on making this before we start running around & then putting it on the Ceock Pot on low so it will be ready for us when we get home. Thanks again!!


16 Ratings

May 18, 2014

Delicious! I was looking for a healthy soup recipe containing Italian sausage and this recipe definitely exceeded my expectations. I made 2 slight modifications to the recipe. I substituted turkey Italian sausage and I used whole grain penne noodles instead of the potatoes. Excellent recipe!

Jun 02, 2014

omg this was unbelievably awesome! im positive the type of sausage you use makes the difference.. i used Mom's Turkey Sausage Patties recipe (with my modifications) and used only 8oz.. 6 cups water with 4 tsp chicken bouillon for the low sodium chicken broth.. 1/8 tsp italian seasoning for the basil.. forgot to the do the pinches of red pepper flakes and black pepper.. used 2 small russet potatoes for the 1 cup yellow and had to sub black beans for the cannellini.. this far exceeded my expectations.. ty for the recipe!

Feb 26, 2014

I'm making this again tonight for the rainy weather. I absolutely loved this recipe and so did my family. I didn't mix the sausage, basil and paprika together before adding it to the onion mixture, but it came out just fine. I even added extra kale because I really like it. Thank you!

Aug 15, 2015

We added an extra potato & garlic clove. It was an amazing soup. My husband & 12 yr old made it and said it was super easy.

Aug 09, 2015

Good. Did turkey sausage and left out the beans and doubled potatoes. Crock potatoes couple hours on high. Pureed half of it to make it easier for small children (they don't like chewing greens). Added a tablespoon of coconut milk creamer to each bowl for creaminess.... (So good in all soups!)

Aug 07, 2015

Love this! I add more pepper flakes and garlic, and use hot Italian sausage. But I love it! It is so easy to make and a crowd pleaser!


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  • Calories
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 18.3 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 910 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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