Sausage, Sweet Potato and Kale Soup
- 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes, about 3 cups
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped
Heat a large pot over medium high heat. Cook the sausage in the olive oil, breaking it up with the back of a wooden spoon until almost cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add in the onion, salt and pepper, and cook until translucent, another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add in the sweet potatoes, chicken stock and bay leaf. Cook partially covered over medium heat until the sweet potatoes are tender, 20 minutes.
Remove the bay leaf and add in the kale. Continue to cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until the kale is tender. Turn off heat, taste for salt and pepper, add more if necessary. Serve warm!
Recipe Credit: Tastes Lovely