Smoked Sausage & Kale Soup


Olive Oil 2 T

Butter 2 T

Onion, yellow, peeled, diced 1 cup

Carrot, peeled, diced ½ cup

Celery, diced ½ cup

Pepper, red, seeded, diced ¼ cup

Kale, washed, julienne 2 cup

Sausage, smoked, sliced 12 oz

Garlic, fresh, peeled, chopped 2 T

Fresh thyme 3 sprigs

Bay leaf 2 small

Chicken stock 3 c

Salt/fresh cracked black pepper 2 t/1 t

Parsley, fresh chopped washed 1 T

Hot Sauce to taste


Preheat a soup pan over medium low heat.

Add olive oil, butter, onion, carrot, celery and pepper, sausage and herbs. Sweat until fragrant and onions are translucent.

Add kale, stock, and half of the salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for approx. 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and season to taste with salt, pepper, parsley, and hot sauce.

Serve with crusty bread and butter.