Hearty Kale and Kielbasa Soup

Summary

Yield
Servings
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Prep time1 hour
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes

Description

This soup won our local soup recipe competition back in 2010.

Ingredients

1 bunch
kale
1  
onion, yellow
3  
potatoes, Yukon Gold
2 cups
squash (such as delicata) or sweet potatoes
8 cups
broth
1/4 cup
olive oil
6 cloves
garlic
15 ounces
red kidney beans
15 ounces
cannellini beans
1 pound
kielbasa sausage
1  
bay leaf
1  
hot pepper
2 tablespoons
paprika
   
salt and pepper

Instructions

In a large pot, sauté the onion and sausage in 1/4 cup of olive oil. Add garlic, but do not let garlic brown. (The sausage doesn't need to be cooked through yet.) Then add the squash or sweet potato and diced hot pepper. Heat for 5 more minutes. Season with the paprika. Add the broth and bay leaf. Simmer for 10 minutes. Prepare the kale by rinsing it thoroughly and tearing the leafy portions from the stems. Tear into bite-size pieces. Discard stems. Add the potatoes and kale leaves to the pot. Simmer for 30 minutes, then add the beans. Heat for another 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper.