Kale-Sausage-Bean Soup

  • 1/2 pound sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3-4 small potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups dried white beans
  • 3-4 cups broth (chicken, turkey, or vegetable broth will work)
  • 1 large bunch kale, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Additional water, as needed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, optional

In a skillet, cook the sausage, onion, and garlic until the sausage is browned and the onion and garlic are softened. Pour into the bottom of a 6 quart crockpot.

Add the potatoes and dried beans to the crockpot and cover the contents with the broth. Cover the crockpot and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or until the beans and potatoes are softened.

Add the kale, seasonings, and additional water if the soup has become too thick. Allow the soup to warm for about 30 minutes before stirring thoroughly and, if desired, swirling in the heavy cream before serving.

  • Yields: 8 servings
  • Preparation Time: 8 hours

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