December 1, 2016

Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup

This Whole30 Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup from Cooking Whole30 is the perfect cozy dish to add to your winter menu rotation. 

Loaded with flavorful homemade sausage, tender potatoes, and nutrient-rich kale, this potato soup is a tasty and comforting meal that will leave you fueled (and filled).

Bonus: this recipe holds exceptionally well, and leftovers make for a great lunch or breakfast.


To make this soup, combine ground pork and savory spices, then brown the mixture with onion and garlic in a large pot or Dutch oven. Once the sausage is cooked through, stir in the broth, tomatoes (with their juices), and cubed potatoes. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, occasionally stirring, until the potatoes are tender — about 15-20 minutes. Add fresh kale and thyme and cook, uncovered, for five more minutes until the kale is tender.

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Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup from Cooking Whole30
Post photography by Brent Herrig
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Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt plus more as needed
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper plus more as needed
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 4 cups chicken bone broth or stock
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 lb red potatoes cut in 3/4 inch chunks
  • 4 cups chopped fresh kale or Swiss chard leaves
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves


  • IN a large bowl, combine the ground pork, Italian seasoning, salt, paprika, fennel seeds, black pepper, and red pepper flakes; mix well
  • HEAT the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the pork mixture, the onion, and the garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the meat is browned.
  • STIR in the broth, tomatoes with their juices, and potatoes, then bring mixture to a boil.
  • REDUCE heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are just tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • ADD the fresh kale and thyme and cook, uncovered, until the kale is tender, for about 5 minutes more.
  • SEASON with additional salt and black pepper to taste, serve and enjoy!
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Shanna Keller

Shanna Keller, hails from Boise, Idaho, where she lives with her husband Alan and a poorly-behaved terrier named Olly. She has spent her career telling stories of life transformation on social, web, e-mail and print media platforms. In addition to celebrating Whole30 successes and stories online, Shanna loves to cook, read, and climb.