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Warm Sausage & Kale Soup

A hearty soup, this version features Italian sausage, kale leaves, and your choices of pasta with a bevy of seasonings.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: italian sausage, kale, pasta, soup
Servings: 6
Author: Meaghan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb package of Sweet Italian Sausages casings removed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 8 oz package white mushrooms sliced
  • 1 bunch of kale washed, stems removed, and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 cup noodles elbow or small shells
  • 15 oz can cannellini beans drained and rinsed

Instructions

  • Heat a dutch oven over medium heat add 2 tbsp olive oil and cook sausage until no longer pink, between five and seven minutes, stirring occasionally. If necessary, drain sausage.
  • Add the crushed red pepper flakes, garlic, and mushrooms, breaking up the mushrooms as you add them. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are soft, about five minutes.
  • Toss in the kale, season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook until the kale is wilted, about five minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, and bring it to a boil. Then add the noodles and cook about a minute shy of the package directions.
  • Toss in the beans, and stir in until they heat through. Serve with crusty bread & let it warm you up!