Sausage soup can help keep you warm on chilly days.
Warm up with this sausage and kale soup recipe
Published on January 7th, 2014 | by Whitney Packebush
Winter survival is all about one thing to me: staying warm. Since that applies when I’m indoors, too, you’re not going to find me eating a cold sandwich this time of year. I usually always have at least one soup on hand and another in the freezer (I freeze homemade soup in Mason jars, then I thaw the soup by placing the whole jar in boiling water for a quick meal). Sausage and kale soup has been one of my favorites lately — spicy, filling and easy.
Sausage and Kale Soup
Makes approximately 10 (1 cup servings)
Total time 35 minutes
1 pound spicy Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
6 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon sage
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
½ cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 (15 ounce) can white beans or chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1 bunch kale
Brown sausage and remove from pan. Add a small amount of oil and saute onion, carrot, celery and garlic for about 5 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Add sausage back to the pan. Add chicken broth, bay leaf, thyme, sage, salt, pepper and tomatoes. Bring to a boil and add pasta and beans. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Add cheese and kale. Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve.