Fall is officially here and one of my family’s favorite meals to make are large pots of warm, comforting soup. I’ve tried a few fun recipes in the past but this one always seems to be a crowd favorite. Maybe it because it reminds me so much of the Olive Garden version but it’s also super easy to make at home too!
One of my favorite things about this dish is that it’s extremely flavorful with not many ingredients! Even my kids ask for seconds ( which is saying a lot because this does have kale in it and let’s be honest, not all kids are fans of it ). Whatever works right?
Since sharing this recipe on my instagram stories last week, so many of you reached out asking if I could share the recipe and I’m happy to get it up and ready for you to enjoy as soon as you can!
To make this delicious soup, like I said above, you only need a few ingredients but in my opinion you don’t want to be a little picky on what you use to make it as rich and flavorful as you can. As far as the meat goes, I have used turkey sausage but found it a little bland so I used Italian Sausage this time which it gave it much more flavor. I also used my Le Cruset dutch oven to keep everything in one place and it seemed to cook and simmer all the ingredients perfectly. I highly recommend it if you don’t have one.
- 3T Butter
- 2 lbs mild Italian sausage, casting removed
- 1 large onion ( diced – try my awesome dicer )
- 1 garlic
- 1t oregano
- russet potatoes ( 3 or 4 )
- 2C chicken stock
- 1C heavy cream
- 1 package of kale
- parmesan ( add as much as you want on top )
- In large pot add butter, garlic, and diced onion . Cook until softened.
- Add meat and cook until crumbled. Then add chicken stock
- Turn stove down to the lowest heat possible and lets sit for 4-5 hours. ( If you don’t have time just have it boil for about 20 minutes )
- Add diced potatoes, kale and half and half and half into pot. Stir for a few minutes.
- Cook on low for another 20 minutes
- Serve with fresh parmesan on top.
Let me know if you try this recipe!
What are some other favorite soup recipes you enjoy making when the weather gets cooler? I’d love for you to share in the comments below!