This is our favorite soup recipe from Rachel Ray in her 30 minutes meals cookbook. I have modified it slightly, but it is delicious for a cool or rainy day, to bring to a neighbor or a quick dinner. There isn’t a ton of ingredients, and my kids love it. That is a tall order for them, because they are getting more and more selective as they get older. Here it is:
1-2 tbs Olive Oil
1 package of Sweet Italian Sausage or Chicken Sausage
1 medium Onion ( chopped)
2 chopped Carrots
1-2 Bay Leaf
1-2 Cloves of Crushed Garlic
2 Idaho potato chopped
2 cloves minced garlic ( or just use 1 tsp of the ready made stuff
1 Can of Northern White Beans
1 qrt Chicken Broth or 4 cups
1 bag of chopped Kale or fresh bunch of Kale ( 3 cups)
Salt/Pepper to Taste
In a deep pot or dutch oven, add olive oil and brown sausage, crumble up. Add onion, carrots, potatoes, beans ( make sure you have drained them), garlic and bay leaf. Cook until the veggies are soft. Then add chopped Kale, cook until soft and wilted ( a few minutes). Add chicken broth and cover. Raise heat and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes uncovered. Remove bay leafs and serve with bread and grated parmesan on top. Serves 4, double for more people. Enjoy.
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