In the cold months of the year, this Sausage Kale Soup could easily become your best friend. It warms and fills you up just right. I also love this meal because it is designed for the slow cooker, and can also be easily frozen and cooked for a later day!
A previous version of myself would have insisted that you pre-cook the sausage with the onions before you place it in the slow cooker. But this older, wiser and lazier version of myself will tell you this:
Here’s what you need – a bunch of cheap ingredients. I use turkey sausage for this because it is very lean, and you won’t end up with that layer of grease on top of the soup. Also – note that I only ended up using 2 potatoes, not 3 as pictured.
I usually start with potatoes and onions before the other ingredients, but it doesn’t matter too much since everything will be covered in liquid.
Top with the kale and sausage and you’re almost there!
Once all the dry ingredients are in there, add 4 cups of whole milk and 2 cups of water.
Cook on high for 4-6 hours and enjoy with some crusty bread. And I know you will make it again!
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