Ingredients

How to make it

  • *just an FYI on how I prepare my bacon for dishes where 'crumbled' or 'bits are required: I cut a package of bacon in half, right through the plastic, setting aside one half for another use. With the remaining bacon, I peel off half of the pieces, not individually, rather in a group, then slice them, that way. It makes very small pieces of bacon which fry easily and quickly, and no need to crumble, after, yet it keeps the rest of the bacon in useable pieces for other dishes, or just to fry. I am including photos, soon, just to be clear. :)
  • Cook bacon pieces until crisp and set aside.
  • In large soup pot or dutch oven, cook sausage, onion and garlic until meat is done and onion is soft.(I add a touch of bacon grease to this pan to start the meat and add a touch more flavor)
  • Add bacon, potatoes, stock and water to pan and let simmer until potatoes are tender(depending on size of potatoes, maybe 15 minutes or so)
  • Add greens and allow to cook down another few minutes
  • season with fresh ground pepper(if you chose a milder sausage, you can add 1/4-1/2 t crushed red pepper flakes, here, too,if you'd like, to give it a lil kick but not make it hot)
  • Add cream and continue to cook another few minutes to heat through and allow flavors to meld. DO NOT BOIL
  • Serve garnished with grated Parmesan
  • **you can make this soup thicker by using an immersion blender, if you'd like, to break down some of the taters...especially if you choose to use milk instead of cream.
cut bacon in half in package   Close
then separate, if needed, depending on amount needed   Close
slice group of slices in small pieces   Close
in fry pan   Close
I always drain grease halfway through cooking   Close
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  • mrswilliams 4 years ago
    Ok...just made this for dinner because my step mom gave me a bunch of kale that needed to be used up. Made it exactly as written...SUPER GOOD!! I've never had this soup before (or kale) and I loved it! Thanks for another great recipe Keni :)
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  • mrswilliams 4 years ago
    Alright Keni...I'm trying this recipe this week!!! I'm excited :)
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  • quigimon 4 years ago
    bavo, excellent recipe cooked this this evening and was waiting for the neighbors to start knocking at the door with their own bowls. 5 forks for sure.
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    " It was excellent "
    stewie ate it and said...
    Hey Keni...Just an update..Made this just last night...Excellent...Well deserving of 5 forks...Cheers Keni...And Thanks again..Stewie
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    " It was excellent "
    stewie ate it and said...
    Hey Keni...Just an update..Made this just last night...Excellent...Well deserving of 5 forks...Cheers Keni...And Thanks again..Stewie
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    " It was excellent "
    stewie ate it and said...
    Like the look of this...Have tried it several times, But I have never made it myself...Think I will now...Cheers...Stewie
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    " It was excellent "
    slj6lori ate it and said...
    Delicious! Made this last nigth and served with crusty bread. The family loved it! Used hot Italian sausage and fresh baby spinach as my green of choice. I did use fat free 1/2 and 1/2 and this made the soup thinner...so I added a slurry of cornstarch and water to thicken slightly. A good hearty soup, filling and it has everything in it for a full meal. Thank you Ms. Keni!
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    " It was excellent "
    debbie919 ate it and said...
    Great recipe, thanks for sharing!
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  • sday5 5 years ago
    This sounds so good. I can't wait to try.
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