Hearty sausage and kale soup



10 min


9 cups (2.25 L)

* PLUS Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 1 large onion , chopped
  • 3 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
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 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.

Nutrition (per serving)

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

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.