A splash of vinegar is a long-standing chef's trick for soups. Added just before you serve the soup, vinegar brightens the taste considerably. Use your favorite style of chicken sausage to add variety to this dish.

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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and kale and cook, stirring often, until the onion starts to soften, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Stir in broth, tomatoes, potatoes, rosemary and pepper. Cover, increase heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the vegetables are just tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in sausage and vinegar and continue to cook, stirring often, until heated through, about 2 minutes more.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Note: Convenient cooked and diced potatoes can be found in the refrigerated section of the produce and/or dairy department of the supermarket.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 13.1g; carbohydrates 21.8g; dietary fiber 2.8g; sugars 4.9g; fat 6.8g; saturated fat 0.6g; cholesterol 40mg; vitamin a iu 1417IU; vitamin c 29.2mg; folate 36.7mcg; calcium 41.7mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 28.2mg; potassium 544.2mg; sodium 330.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
Delicious I made this recipe last night for my roommate and I. There was enough for dinner and lunch. We were both tempted to eat our lunch portions as soon as dinner was done! This is a fantastic easy to make dinner. I added a teaspoon of red pepper flakes with the broth for a little kick. I will be making this stew again and again. Pros: Quick Easy Tasty Healthy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good work. Very easy to adjust. You can omit one of the vegetables or the meat or add leftover vegetables. You can add spices and salt for more flavor. I didn't taste much of the chicken sausage in the soup so might use a pork sausage or polish sausage. Halving the recipe still makes enough for four people. I found this to be a colorful way to eat my vegetables definitely a change from salads. It's easy to prepare and quick too. Thanks again EW! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Quick tasty dinner = family favorite I make this decision at least once a month throughout the fall/winter months. It has become one of my most shared recipes and everyone who tastes it loves it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Love this stew I love this stew it is perfect ona cold day. I use trader joes chicken jalapeno sausages and it adds just the right amount of heat. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Home run Made this for the first time in early September. Air just starting to get that hint of fall. This was awesome! Really hit the spot. Has layers of subtle flavors that come shining through and is hearty enough for dinner especially with some crusty bread. I usually spice up my dishes a bit but after tasting this I decided it was perfect as is. I had all of the ingredients on hand and it took about a half hour. Pros: Quick and delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy to make and it has a nice earthy flavor. Great way to use up the remaining kale in the garden after the first snow! Read More