Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 300ºF.
  • Place sausage links onto a sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until done; cut in half length-wise, then cut at an angle into ½ inch slices.
  • Place onions and bacon in a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until onions are almost clear.
  • Remove bacon and crumble.
  • Add garlic to the onions and cook an additional 1-minute.
  • Add chicken base, water, and potatoes, simmer 15 minutes.
  • Add crumbled bacon, sausage, kale and cream.
  • Simmer 4 minutes and serve.
  • Optional: You may wish to add a half teaspoon of fennel seed to this.
  • Makes 8

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  • peacenlove 4 years ago
    Going to make it tonight with Field Roast Italian Sausage!
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  • cleofis_randolph_the_patriarche 6 years ago
    I made this soup before. It comes out better when you make it yourself than the Olive Garden version. Awesome!
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  • eeks 6 years ago
    All sounds good, variations, suggestions....a little mozzarella and parmesan sprinkled on top, and maybe a few black olives and green pepper also!! Yum

    sounds great though, just as it is!!
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    I love this recipe. I use fresh spinach, and just a tiny, tiny pinch of oregano. I add a little Parmesan cheese to the bowl before serving. Delicious!
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  • lottbglottcs 6 years ago
    I love this soup. I like to use sweet italian sausage instead of the spicy then add crushed red pepper flakes to control how much ZIP the soup ends up with.
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  • bartnkelly 6 years ago
    I made this in the crockpot and threw everything in all at once (italian sausage was already cooked). Instead of Kale, I used spinach. Soup was a little bland but nothing that some salt/pepper couldn't fix. Will definitely make again when there's snow on the ground!
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  • softgrey 6 years ago
    Curly CHICORY or ESCAROLE would be a good sub for kale and also keep it really in the italian flavours...

    ;-)

    x-softie
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  • cheflette 6 years ago
    This sounds wonderful!! I love soup...going to make this one this week. Thanks!
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  • hydranga 6 years ago
    Sounds delicious!! I think chard or spinach will work perfect!
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  • thepiggs 6 years ago
    There might be some in this group who would know exactly what to use as a substitute. Any others with ideas?

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  • thepiggs 6 years ago
    How about using green cabbage leaves or broccoli or cauliflower leaves.
    Something dark green in the same family might do.
    It would change the flavor but I think it would still be good. Trust me, that soup is WONDERFUL!!! It would just have a minor flavor change but it would still be good.
    And...yes, you might look for frozen. I don't know that they have it but would think it's available somewhere.
    Hey, you might even try a mix of the green leaves and spinach. Try something and see. You can call it a variation on a theme.
    Good Luck!

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  • linebb956 6 years ago
    No kale anywhere... what do you think I can use in place? I miss my greens! We have chard, turnips and that is about it... I have not checked to see if there is frozen.. In the winter here I grow my own but in summer... nada.
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