Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup


This hearty soup is perfect to warm your belly after a long day of skiing and snowboarding. Like all soups, this is particularly good if you make it the day before.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 oz cooked chicken sausage, 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 red potatoes, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 4 cups kale, washed, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Over medium-high, heat oil in stock pan and brown chicken sausage.
  2. Once the sausage is cooked, remove them to another plate. Lower heat to medium and add onion and celery. Cook until soft about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes more. Add potatoes and flour. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken stock and kale. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Add cooked sausages back into soup along with the half and half. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. *After adding half and half, take care not to boil. Serve.