Hearty sausage and kale soup

Prep 10 min
Plus Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes 9 cups (2.25 L)



large onion, chopped
garlic cloves, minced
3 to 4
Italian sausages, optional
900-mL carton
chicken or vegetable broth, or 4 cups chicken broth
796-mL can
plum tomatoes
540-mL can
chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 cups
chopped kale, or 6 cups baby spinach
1 tsp
dried thyme
grated parmesan, optional


  • Prepare onion and garlic. Slice sausages into bite-size pieces. Coat a large, wide saucepan with oil and set over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and sausages. Stir often until sausages start to lose their pink colour, 5 min.
  • Add broth and tomatoes including juices. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, using a fork, break up tomatoes. Rinse and drain chickpeas, then stir in along with kale and seasonings. (If using spinach, stir in just before serving.) When it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until kale is tender, about 10 min. If soup is thicker than you like, stir in more water or chicken broth. Discard bay leaves and ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

It takes only 15 minutes for all the hearty tastes in this comforting and satisfying dinner soup to mingle. Crusty bread is a must to wipe your bowl clean.


Calories 196, Protein 10 g, Carbohydrates 21 g, Fat 9 g, Fibre 4 g, Sodium 870 mg.
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