Foodie Friday: Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup


North Phoenix Moms Blog - Foodie Friday - Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup 1Can you believe that fall is here?! I mean, let’s be honest, I’m writing this with rain falling down and a current temperature of 72. That’s some serious “fall” for Phoenix given the last 4 months! I cannot wait. I love fall…the colors, the gatherings, the decor, the cooler nights, and the food!! I’m a soup girl and just as temps were starting to creep up last spring I fell in love with this soup, so I can’t wait to start making it again!

I modified this recipe from Alice Water’s The Art of Simple Food. I like to make a double batch (recipe below is doubled) so I can freeze some. This is both of my daughters’ favorite soup right now! Simple. Delicious. Nourishing.


  • 1/4-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound pork or chicken sausage, casings removed
  • 2-3 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, chopped or pressed
  • 2 bunches kale, chopped with stems removed (or 2 pre chopped bags)
  • 2 pounds potatoes (I prefer Yukon Gold or a similar variety), peeled and sliced thin
  • 10 cups chicken stock or bone broth (so simple to make. Look here for directions)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese

How to:

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage and cook about 8 minutes until crumbled and beginning to brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add onions and cook until soft and beginning to brown and caramelize, about 12-15 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes more, until fragrant. Add kale, potatoes, and reserved sausage. Add a good few pinches of salt and cook 2-3 mins.  Then add chicken stock/bone broth and bring to a boil. Simmer until the kale and potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. We like our potatoes extra cooked, so I add about 15-20 more mins if time allows. 
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with freshly grated parmesan cheese. 

We enjoy this soup warm bread and good butter! My neighbor makes amazing homemade bread and if he’ll share the recipe with me, I will let you all in on the goodness, but in the meantime, you have to try the pre-baked Pugliese bread from Trader Joe’s. It has become a weekly staple in our house and it only has a few simple ingredients in it!

Happy Eating!

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Elisa is a native Arizonan by birth and a Seattleite by heart. She is a wise, spirited woman who loves feeling the sun on her face, but also enjoys cold rainy days, complete with a cup of coffee and a good book or conversation. After graduating with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and seeing clients for a time, she took a hiatus to love on, play with, and offer copious amounts of hugs to our little girls, Malia and Jayden. She is now back working at Socorro Counseling and Consulting in Downtown Phoenix. Unafraid to laugh at herself and able to see the beauty in others, she makes everyone feel at ease, making her a genuine friend, therapist, and wife. Give her a cute pattern and a sewing machine or some spray paint and a piece of furniture and they are surely to be transformed into some warm piece of art that brightens our living space. She also finds creativity in cooking, making household cleaners, and anything Pinterest. In short, Elisa is stylish, wise, thoughtful, creative woman who makes everyone around her a better person, including her husband (who wrote this bio).



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