Hearty Kale and Sausage Soup

Summary

Yield
Servings
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Prep time45 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour, 15 minutes

Description

This soup is a great way to warm up on a cold winter's evening (especially after some snowshoeing or skiing)! You can easily make it a vegetarian dish by leaving out the sausage or opting for a vegetarian substitute. Don't let the long list of ingredients scare you away; many of these ingredients store well and are probably already in your kitchen or root cellar and the recipe doesn't require much hands-on time.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons
olive oil
1  
onion, yellow
6 cloves
garlic
1  
sweet potato
1  
delicata squash
1  
hot pepper
1 tablespoon
paprika
8 cups
broth
1  
bay leaf
3  
red potatoes
1 bunch
kale
15 ounces
red kidney beans
15 ounces
chickpeas
1 pound
sausage
   
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

In a large pot, sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil over low heat (don’t let the garlic brown) until softened.  Add the sweet potato, squash and hot pepper and sauté for 5 more minutes. Season with paprika. Add the broth and bay leaf and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the potatoes and kale to the pot. Simmer for an additional 30 minutes. Add the beans and the sausage and simmer for 10 minutes, to heat everything through. Remove the bay leaf, season with salt and pepper, and serve.