Sausage, Potato & Kale Soup


Mild Italian sausage and potatoes are the foundation for this simple sausage, potato and kale soup. Serve it with slices of whole-wheat bread or a side salad for a complete and satisfying lunch or dinner.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 8 ounces mild Italian sausage, casings removed

  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion

  • 1 ½ cups chopped celery, plus leaves for garnish

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 (14 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • 12 ounces baby red potatoes, halved

  • 4 cups unsalted chicken broth

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups stemmed and coarsely chopped kale

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • Shaved Parmesan cheese for garnish


  1. Cook sausage in a large heavy pot over medium heat, stirring often to crumble, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion, celery and garlic; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 6 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, potatoes, broth, pepper and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover; reduce heat to medium and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

  2. Stir kale into the soup. Continue simmering over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the kale is wilted and tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice.

  3. Divide the soup evenly among 6 bowls; garnish with celery leaves and Parmesan, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
12g Fat
22g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 10g 21%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Vitamin A 1179IU 24%
Vitamin C 31mg 35%
Folate 45mcg 11%
Sodium 522mg 23%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 32mg 8%
Potassium 805mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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