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This Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup is hearty & delicious! An easy soup recipe loaded with smoked sausage, kale and potatoes that’s done in just 30 minutes.

Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup - This wonderful, hearty, delicious soup is loaded with smoked sausage, kale and potatoes, and is done in just 30 minutes.


I’ve got your ideal winter-best-friend. THIS Smoked Sausage Kale and Potato Soup is everything! It’s cozy, and wintery, and it is so dang good. A hug in a bowl, if you will …and all the feels that come with freezing temps outside, and comforting warmth inside.

But, first… HELLO, friends! How’s my favorite people?! Are you riding the resolutions-train? 6 days into 2016 and my smoothie game has never been better. I’m putting coffee in smoothies, chocolate, ice cream – which would make it a milkshake, so scratch that – yogurt, mint, etc… I’ll get to the best one, and when I do, I’ll share it with you.

Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup - This wonderful, hearty, delicious soup is loaded with smoked sausage, kale and potatoes, and is done in just 30 minutes.

My other game includes soups. Lots of soups. The Creamy Crab and Wild Rice Soup has made its appearance a few times in the past several weeks, as well as this Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup. Can’t forget about my Gnocchi Zuppa Toscana, either!

Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup - This wonderful, hearty, delicious soup is loaded with smoked sausage, kale and potatoes, and is done in just 30 minutes.


Occasionally I make a meal that I can’t stop thinking about. A meal that I want to eat thrice a day. A meal that I actually DID eat thrice a day and wanted more.

This soup is definitely one of those. It wasn’t anything overly special, besides the fact that it was incredibly simple and just tasted soooo dang good. Really good. It tasted great cold, reheated and every which way around. I like it. LOTS.

Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup - This wonderful, hearty, delicious soup is loaded with smoked sausage, kale and potatoes, and is done in just 30 minutes.

If you’re a freak like me, you might have 15 different kinds of smoked/Polish/kielbasa sausages in your fridge. Talk about weird obsessions. Mostly because of my Mom’s One-Skillet Sausage and Rice recipe, but also because I love ’em in soups. I totally adore the flavor, and use them whenever possible. Life ain’t always about chicken and fish, you know? Live a little!

Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup - This wonderful, hearty, delicious soup is loaded with smoked sausage, kale and potatoes, and is done in just 30 minutes.

Try this and tell me how much you loved it, m’kay? Thanks! 😀


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Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup - This wonderful, hearty, delicious soup is loaded with smoked sausage, kale and potatoes, and is done in just 30 minutes.

Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
This Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup is hearty & delicious! An easy soup recipe loaded with smoked sausage, kale and potatoes that's done in just 30 minutes.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 110


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 3 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 1 package (14-ounces) smoked sausage (such as kielbasa - I used Eckrich), sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 4 cups torn kale leaves
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 carton (32-ounces) low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 2 cups soy milk (I used Silk Soymilk)


  • Melt butter and heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add diced onions, garlic, sliced smoked sausage rounds, kale, salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme; stir to combine and cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in potatoes.
  • Add chicken broth and soy milk; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until potatoes are fully cooked and tender.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Remove rosemary sprig.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 471mg13%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2815IU56%
Vitamin C 40.4mg49%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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84 Responses
  1. Chelsea

    This recipe has been in our regular cold weather rotation for quite a while! We love it and love that it’s gluten free. We wrap the rosemary in cheesecloth so it imparts the flavor but the leaves don’t come off in the soup. Thanks so mich for the amazing recipe!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      That’s great to hear! I’m very glad you and your family enjoyed it! Thank you for chiming in! 🙂

  2. Dagma

    This really hit the spot. I used evaporated milk because I was almost out of regular milk. I added celery because I had some I had to use. I did not have kale, so I used spinach, but I didn’t put it in until a few minutes before I served the soup. I think next time I will use less olive oil. It was too greasy for me. I’ll probably only use butter. Thank you for the recipe.

  3. Rebecca Blair

    We REALLY enjoy this soup! Made it again today and this time I added bacon and some leftover shredded carrots. Also substituted half & half for the soy milk – yum!

  4. Shelly

    I made this last night and it was a huge hit! The soup is wonderful as the recipe is written but being from New Mexico, I added chopped green chile’s and bacon. Delicious!

  5. Kaitlynn

    I cannot express how much I love this soup, it is so easy to make and so tasty. It’s my absolute favorite soup recipe.

    1. Natalia

      Love this soup, and have been using this recipe a few years now. I can also eat it three times a day 😂😂but I can’t find the polish sausage here, so substitute with Dutch smoked sausage and it’s also delicious 😋

  6. DanaLego

    This is a winner!! Such great flavor and consistency! I used 1 cup whipping cream and 1 cup 1% milk, left the rosemary in. So good!! Thank you.

  7. Nicole Crouse

    Man, this recipe was SO GOOOOD!! I made a double batch – used one smoked sausage and one hot smoked sausage for some extra flair. It was awesome! I also did half gold potatoes and half sweet potatoes – absolutely delicious! This will definitely be in my regular rotation from now on. Sooo tasty! Thanks so much!!!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Yes, it is! I was definitely inspired by it, but really really like the smoked sausage in there better than the ground meat. 😀

  8. Alexandra B

    BEST SOUP EVER! Can’t stop eating it. Can’t stop thinking about it. We love kale so we added twice the amount he recipe called fo but other than that, we followed the recipe to a T. Thank you for sharing this recipe…you’ve made it easier to face the colder months ahead.

  9. Elissa

    Made this last night and it is amazing!! Definitely making it again. Topped mine w sauteed shrimp and my husband LOVED it! Wonderful recipe!!

  10. Kim

    I love this soup. It’s become a staple in our house. The only thing I do differently is use andoule sausage and add some frozen corn. The spices are wonderful. But I would love to make it without the sausage for my vegetarian friends. I really like Creole seasoning. Any suggestions as to how much to keep that wonderful spicy flavor?

    1. CCR

      Soyrizo is a delicious spicy vegetarian sausage, I would add that and some cayenne for a similar flavor profile 🙂

  11. Haley

    I loved the soup! I added carrots and celery and some red pepper flakes just to my bowl. Next time I’ll make some crusty bread to go with it! Thanks!

  12. Adriana

    Is it okay for me to substitute heavy whipping cream, and white wine in for the soy milk instead? Or will that change it up too much?

  13. Pam

    I made this tonight, and it was really good. Even my husband loved it, and he really isn’t that fond of soup. I used milk because that’s what we use at home. I also thickened it up a bit by adding some flour and water. This is definitely a keeper.

  14. Amanda

    First of all, I love the soup! It tastes absolutely amazing. Although, I was wondering how you calculated the nutrition facts? When I added all the ingredients into My Fitness Pal’s recipe feature it calculates one serving as 277 calories, not 110.

  15. Ann

    Maming this now and it amazing! I used savoy cabbage that needed to be used up and haf and half instead of soy milk. I also used my immersion blender on it for a creamy version

  16. One happy pregnant lady

    Love this!!! I added a little more smoked sausage and potatoes. I substituted the soy milk for half & half. Most definitely a Pinterest Win 🙂

  17. Mary

    Making this for the first time. Home sick with strep throat and looking for a recipe for kale and found this. Making with cauliflower instead of potatoes. Can’t wait to try it once it finishes cooking!!!

  18. Shannon

    Such a great recipe thanks for sharing. I used half and half instead of soy milk and I used a couple sprigs of rosemary because I love it, I Also used fresh thyme and some sliced white mushrooms that I was trying to use up. Will definitely make again!

    1. Irma Haydee Roman

      Love this soup. I also used half and half and added squash. Big hit with my family, thanks for sharing.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! That should say 10 servings. Normally, 1 cup of soup is a serving, but this one will go over that – about 1.5 cups. A bowl of soup is 2 servings because it fits 2 cups.

  19. Stephanie

    Hi. Weird question, what would you suggest to eat with that?

    I’m asian so we pretty much eat everything with rice lol would it be good with rice?

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      HI!! LOL! I understand completely! :))) I serve this with dinner rolls and a big salad, but I’m content with just a bowl of soup and the salad. You can also do grilled cheese sandwiches. Just an idea. 🙂

  20. Decia

    Hi! Is there a special reason why you use Soy milk instead of, say, 2% milk? I’m just wondering if I use regular milk, will it mess up the recipe? I don’t have Soy milk on hand.

    Thanks for this recipe; I can’t wait to try it!!

  21. Laura

    OBSESSED with this soup! It is super easy and tastes so amazing and comforting! I usually make it for dinner one night and then eat it for lunch for several days after. I also use smoked turkey sausage to make it a little healthier- still tastes incredible!! Even my husband will eat it who doesn’t usually like kale or soup for that matter

  22. Jenny Luis

    I love soup but newer seen like this, its looking so delicious, definitely i will at home and give surprise to family, thanks for amazing sharing

  23. Marie

    Wow, this is amazing soup. I usually skimp on the fresh herbs but this time I didn’t. I put in the rosemary sprig and thyme and that made the flavor soooooo good. I also made this non-diet with half&half and milk and added some mushrooms cuz I love them. Dang, I feel like a real cook after making this.

  24. Lyn

    I don’t like kale but this recipe will get me to eat my kale. The recipe is simple and the soup is amazing. This is one of my go to soups now. Thank you!

  25. Alisa

    This is really amazing, I not Fine Cook but your recipe seem easy and I know I can do it. Thank you, admin 🙂

  26. Karen

    Great soup! I never make soup but I saw this and wanted to try it. It was delicious the first time out! So simple and quick, too. Thanks!

  27. Joyce Blodgett

    I love good soup, and this recipe strikes me as one that will be on my “gotta make it several times this winter” list. My landlady and I often share soups and casseroles (as well as some of my creatively made cheesecakes), and I think she’ll really like this one 🙂 Just because I like it so much, I’m going to add a good amount of baby spinach, and will use baby kale leaves instead of mature kale leaves. I’m just lazy, that’s all–baby kale is vastly easier to cook with.

  28. Rebecca

    Loved this soup!!! I didn’t have kale so I just did without and it was fine 😀 I also wanted it to be a little thicker so I added some cornstarch. It turned out amazing!!

  29. Eden Isaac

    Just finished making this, it’s sitting on my stovetop waiting for my husband to get home from work so we can consume it. I have taken several spoonfuls & it is so so yummy!
    Thank you for the delicious recipe! 🙂 🙂

  30. Molly

    This was delicious and so quick and easy to make. I made it a couple of weeks ago and look forward to making it again tonight. I love recipes that only require things I usually have on hand (kale, potatoes, onion, milk, broth, spices). Thanks for this great recipe!

  31. Nicole Bogas

    Wow, this was awesome. I used coconut milk to make it Whole 30-compliant, which I was a little worried about, but it turned out so delicious. I will be making this again for sure. Thanks so much for a great recipe!

    1. Mary

      Did you use full fat coconut milk (in the can)? Or coconut milk in the box (in the grocery isle with almond & soy milks)?

  32. Ginna Germain Basile

    My daughter and I just made this, and it’s delicious. We added just a touch of heavy cream instead of the almond milk, and it turned out great. Thanks, for sharing!

  33. Joy

    Is it possible for the cards to be listed in the nutrition facts?
    I really would like to know for the sausage, kale, potato soup.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Joy! The carbs were listed, but I couldn’t find them, either. So sorry about that. It should be about 24 grams of carbs.

  34. Pam

    This had potential, but the broth was very thin and we ended up eating the kale, sausage and potatoes and throwing most of the broth away! I will make again but will add extra potatoes and then remove some to be blended and added back to the soup for texture. I think some corn cut fresh off the cob would be another nice addition.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Ugh. SO sorry to hear that. 🙁 I really hope it works out for you the next time around. It’s a delicious soup – can’t really figure out why the broth was so thin. In any case, thank you for chiming in. Have a great day!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! Yes, absolutely. I do it all the time. Make sure to cool it completely, pour it into a large ziploc bag and freeze it.
      I pull it out the night before I want to use it and thaw it out in the fridge. Hope that helps! 🙂

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Angela! Yes, absolutely. I’ve used Spinach in this soup a few times and it’s just as good. Hope you’ll enjoy it, too! 🙂

  35. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I made this dish the other day in my Instant Pot and we really enjoyed it! I sometimes try your recipes but usually don’t get to leave a comment… Just wanted to say we love your recipes! 🙂

  36. Stephanie

    My husband took one look at this on the stove and refused to eat!!!! Ha-Ha luckily I had him try ONE bite!!!! It was all over with after that!!! He even took leftovers to work today!!!

  37. Kym

    I cooked this for dinner tonight and OMG it was soooo good! I had to alter the recipe to account for me not having all the ingredients but still turned out delicious. I used, light cream instead of milk and added some minced jalapeno for a little kick. Thank you for sharing :)!

  38. A_Boleyn

    One of my favourite soup combos though I usually use hot Italian sausage links which I take out of the casing, crumble and fry. Next time I go shopping for the dish, I’ll keep an eye out for kielbasa, which I love.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Yep, I’ve had it that way, too, and I love it! But I also like it with the kielbasa.. the smoky flavor that it adds is pretty amazing. 😀

  39. Stephanie

    This looks great! Do I have to use soy milk or can I substitute fat free half and half or plain almond milk?

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Stephanie! Yep, you can use whichever milk you like best. I have used skim milk, I’ve used half and half, and it worked out perfectly each time.

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