Food Geek Friday: Sausage and Sweet Potato Soup with Kale

The other day I was updating my recipe binder and re-ran across this gem I pulled to test out. I had picked up some sweet potatoes (among many other things) at Southside Urban Market last Saturday and decided some of them need to happen in this soup. I'm so glad I did because:

  1. It was much more satisfying - body and soul - than I expected.
  2. It was perfect leftovers for the rainy weathers of this week.

It was actually pretty good as leftovers in general.

Make this during a bought of cold, grey weather and see for yourself. Or when you just need some healthy, comfort food.

Sausage and Sweet Potato Soup with Kale

Adapted from Everyday Food

Sausage and Sweet Potato Soup with KaleIngredients

  • splash of olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 pound mild Italian sausage (I used bulk sausage from the butcher)
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bunch Lacinato kale, stemmed and roughly chopped


  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and cook until almost translucent, approximately 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant and onion is completely translucent, another minute or so.
  2. Add sausage and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until browned.
  3. Add sweet potatoes, broth, and 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cook until sweet potatoes are about 3-4 minutes from being done. Reduce to a simmer, add greens, and cook until greens are wilted. Serve with crusty, garlic bread if you are so inclined.