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Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup

Creamy, spicy sausage, kale, and potato soup.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Main, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: kale, potato, soup, spicy sausage, Zuppa Toscana
Servings: 6
Calories: 403kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage casing removed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional (I use 1/4 teaspoon)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound red potatoes diced
  • 3 cups kale or spinach I used baby kale
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  • Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat.
  • Stir in garlic, onion, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook, stirring frequently until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Stir in chicken broth and bay leaf, and bring to a boil.
  • Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in spinach until it begins to wilt.
  • Stir in heavy cream until heated through
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1302mg | Potassium: 881mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3517IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg