I came across a soup recipe last week that I pinned in hopes of tricking my boys into eating some healthy kale and white beans.
This is a monumentally difficult task because my husband could live on chilidogs and Cheez Its and my son won’t touch anything lately that’s not a Cheerio.
When I finally got around to making the soup today, I was missing a few ingredients, but I made some decent substitutions and after serving himself a third bowl, my husband proclaimed, “This is the best thing I’ve eaten in a such a long time.”
Ha. You just ate veggies sir. Score.
Sausage and Kale Soup
(original recipe posted here)
1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, sliced
3 medium Yukon Gold or red potatoes, chopped
2 large shallots, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 bunch kale, trimmed and torn
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 bay leaves
1 large tomato, diced
1 can (15 oz) white beans, rinsed and drained
Heat a large soup pot. Drizzle in oil and sauté sausage, potatoes and shallots. You’ll get a bit of brown on the bottom of the pan, that’s good. We’ll get it later.
Add the garlic and seasonings then stir for another minute or so.
Pour in one cup of the water, and scrape the bottom of the pot to pull up the brown bits that will now dissolve into the broth, adding some fantastic flavor.
Add the rest of the water, the tomato, the beans and the bay leaves. Bring the soup to a brief boil, the add the kale, reduce the heat and stir occasionally while the kale wilts – about 15 minutes.
Serve with triangles of focaccia from this easy recipe for a hearty, warm and immensely satisfying cold-weather meal.
16 thoughts on “In the Kitchen: Sausage and Kale Soup with Focaccia Triangles”
I didn’t eat a kielbasa until last year. I guess I was kind of scared of sausage. Hehehe. I mean, I thought it would all resemble breakfast sausage and that made me want to vomit. Effin’ kielbasa is the business! This looks delish!
My fav way to eat Polish sausage is on a Polish sandwich from Wienerschnitzel. Rye bread? Mustard? Pickles? Oh yes.
Breakfast sausage is gross.
Mmm…. I like smoked sausage a lot and am always looking for a new way to serve it. This one could be a hit!
I was skeptical at first, because the recipe just looks bland. But the flavor is just outstanding. I really hope you give it a try!
Nom nom nom. I do like kale and maybe will get B to eat it too. But I think spinach would be good too.
The kale is crisper, so it adds another hearty element to it. Spinach is good in everything though. I keep bags and bags of it in the freezer.
DAY-YAM, that looks so good! My two favorite things…kale and soup. I will definitely be making this SOON! Thanks for skipping the kitchen clean to share your noms with us!
I feel like an Amway salesperson with this one. But really, try it. SO good.
Love those Ryan Gossling posters!!!!
This looks delish!!!
Glad you posted.
I made that one! I felt all meme-y.
Good to see you blogging again!! Have you stopped your challenge?
Recipe looks delicious!!
I’ve put the challenge on hold since there are several things that will be impossible to ever complete on it. I kind of want to reevaluate and republish it one day.
Thanks for stopping by!
I could use a man-friendly recipe for vegetables. Especially since he considers the onions on his hotdog to be enough veggies for the day. This looks nummy!
I’m about to resort to sneaking veggies into burgers and stuff. It’s ridiculous!
Hey girl, this looks like a great way to trick the family into eating greens.
Hey girl, I’m tricky like that.
(I knew at least you’d get the meme.)