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Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup Whole30 Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy Recipe

Whole30 Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup

This Whole30 Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup is the ultimate bowl of comfort food. It's easy, delicious and makes for great leftovers!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Italian sausages (spicy, medium or mild), casings removed and discarded
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 leek thinly sliced, substitute 1 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1.5 teaspoon sweet Spanish paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes optional
  • 1.5 quart chicken stock
  • 5 small red potatoes cubed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 head kale roughly chopped into ribbons
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


  • Preheat a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Using a paring knife, make a shallow incision along the length of the sausage. Peel back the casings and discard them.
  • Add the olive oil to the pot and heat until shimmering. Add the sausage and break it apart into 1" pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, around 8 minutes. Reserve the fat in the pan, transfer the sausage to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add the celery, carrots and leeks and season with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft and translucent, 10-12 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 60 seconds. Add the paprika and chile flakes, if using, and cook, stirring, 60 seconds.
  • Add the stock, potatoes, browned sausage, bay leaves and thyme and stir to combine. Bring the soup to a simmer, cover with a lid, reduce the heat to medium and cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Add the kale and cook 3-4 minutes or until wilted to desired texture. Taste the soup for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper as desired. If the soup is too salty or thick, add ½ cup of water at a time until you reach your desired consistency and taste.
  • Add the parsley and stir to combine. Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls and enjoy!
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