Sausage Kale Soup

Sausage Kale Soup

This is a very popular soup recipe at our house.  I can make a double batch of it and it’s still not enough to keep leftovers.  Very hearty, delicious and filling.  Sausage Kale Soup with cannellini beans and potatoes will keep em coming back for more…and more…and more.  What better way to ward off those cold weather blahs!

Sausage Kale Soup

My kiddos affectionately call this “Captain Dan Soup” because a good friend of ours introduced this recipe to me.  Hi Dan!  Any way, they just love it and are always asking when are we going to have Captain Dan Soup again.  So I had to share.  I’m always big on soups, stews and chili in the winter months, so here’s another great one that is so easy to prepare.

How to make Sausage Kale Soup:

First start with some really basic ingredients.  Sausage, kale, your favorite potato (I used red skin), chicken broth, onion, cannellini beans, salt, pepper, minced garlic, cayenne pepper, half and half and Italian seasoning.

Sausage Kale Soup

This one just takes a mere 35 minutes (or less) to make up, it’s such an easy soup recipe.  Just get your onion chopped, toss it in a sauté pan with your 1 lb. of sausage.  Cook the sausage thoroughly, but in the mean time, set the broth to boil in a separate pot, wash and chop the kale, cut your potatoes, open a can and measure a few spices.

Once the broth is boiling you can add the potatoes.  Let these boil for about 10 minutes or until they are cooked through.  Once the sausage and potatoes are ready in their own separate pots, combine them together in the larger potato/broth pot and add all of the remaining ingredients.  Let the soup come to a boil and then reduce the heat so it can simmer for about 15 minutes or so.  Add the half and half (or milk if you don’t have any) just before serving.  It gives the soup a really great creamy texture.  Serve this with your favorite salad or bread for dipping.  You won’t be disappointed!  It’s packed with flavor.

Sausage Kale Soup

If you like a little more zing, just add more cayenne pepper if you prefer.  I think the amount in the recipe is perfect for my taste, but Jeff prefers a little more zip!

Sausage Kale Soup


4 from 1 vote
Sausage Kale Soup
Sausage Kale Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This is such a fabulous and filling recipe for those cold days or any time you just crave a good soup.  So easy to make and very yummy.

Course: Soup
Servings: 4
  • 1 lb sausage browned and drained
  • 4 cups kale washed and chopped
  • 4-5 each potatoes diced (to about 4 cups)
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 32 oz carton chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup half and half or milk as substitute
  1. Add onion and sausage to skillet.  Cook sausage in skillet until browned and cooked through

  2. In a large separate pot, bring chicken broth to a boil.  Add diced potatoes.  

  3. When potatoes are cooked through, add sausage, kale, beans and seasonings.

  4. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for about 10 mins.  Add 1/2 cup of half and half (or substitute milk).  

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe also freezes well and can be saved as a meal for another day.

I hope you enjoy this easy soup recipe idea for Sausage Kale Soup.  Take care!




  1. 4 stars
    I bet my husband would enjoy this soup. We’re big fans of hearty, comfort foods and soups including ones with potatoes and sausage. I’m not crazy for kale but I think my husband would like it.

  2. This soup is looking healthy and delicious. Gonna try it.

  3. It sounds like a hearty stick to the ribs kind of soup, just what my hubby loves. We have a recipe I sometimes call ‘Danny’s recipe’ because it was given to me by my cousin Danny. Love those family references.

  4. I do love sausage, but kale is not our favorite. I might try this with spinach instead!

  5. Kale is the best! I know my family would love this so much!

  6. I am on Weight Watchers and this would be a great soup to add to my dinner rotation.

  7. That looks real similar to a wedding soup recipe we have. Except ours used spinach instead of kale, but wouldn’t be hard to adapt!

  8. What a great soup for those looking to add in healthier dishes! It sounds delicious. I will definitely have to try this recipe. I bet this would taste good with spinach too.

  9. Yum, this sounds good. My friend makes something like this called zuppa, and it’s SO tasty.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating