I’ve been fighting a cold this week. The kind that makes your head feel like it’s exploding, or like you’ve been run over by an 18-wheeler. It’s hard to cook wholesome food when you don’t feel like getting off the couch. (Especially when you can’t really taste it, anyways. 🙄 )
But this season just BEGS for comfort food, doesn’t it?
There’s just something about a good hearty dinner; filled with lots of chicken stock (apparently, it actually helps when you’re sick!) & veggies for extra vitamins & nutrients. 😍 Well, last night I decided we needed soup, so I pulled out one of our favorites:
Sausage, Potato, & Kale Soup.
The best part about this recipe is that it’s a one-pot wonder. I love being able to cook a healthy meal with the least amount of mess possible, and this is DEFINITELY one of those meals. 🙌🏻
First up, brown the ground sausage in a large soup pot. (I like to use Country Style, or make my own.) I love the sound of something sizzling in a pan. 😍
While the meat is cooking, chop a medium sized onion. Add the onion & 3 cloves of minced garlic into the meat & cook it all together for another 5 minutes. Pour in about 7 cups of chicken broth, and add some Rosemary & Thyme.
While you’re waiting for your broth to come to a boil, wash & slice about 5-7 potatoes. (The number depends on how much potato you want in your soup.) I like to leave the skins on, and slice them super-thin so they cook quickly. Add them to the pot and let it simmer.
While you’re waiting for the potatoes to cook (about 15 minutes), start chopping a bunch of kale. I promise, it actually tastes good in this soup… just trust me on this one. 😉 (Isn’t this cutting board amazing? It’s made by Bucklebury’s, a local small business run by two of my dear friends!)
Once the kale is chopped, turn the soup down a bit. Add about a cup of whole milk (or heavy cream), and half a cup of sour cream. Stick the kale in there & stir it all around. Let the soup cook for a few minutes to wilt the kale.
I just finished a new set of pot holders, so of course I had give them a test run while making soup. 🙂 They’re made from 100% cotton yarn, and are extra thick to help keep the heat off your hands (and the table!). They work great, and look really pretty too. 😍 (They’re in the Shop – and just the right size for a big soup pot!)
I hope you enjoy the recipe!