5-Ingredient Sausage, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup

updated Feb 3, 2020
5-Ingredient Sausage, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup

Browned sausage, tender sweet potatoes, just-wilted kale, and Italian herbs infuse store-bought broth in this hearty Whole30 soup.

Serves4

Prep10 minutes

Cook30 minutes to 40 minutes

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If you’re looking for a hearty soup to fill out your meal plan, look no further than this sausage, sweet potato, and kale variety. Browned sausage and Italian herbs infuse store-bought broth with flavor, and tender sweet potatoes make it super-satisfying. Finish with just-wilted torn kale for a five-ingredient soup that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

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Soup Is the Secret to Whole30 Success

Following Whole30 means spending more time in the kitchen, but it doesn’t have to mean starting from scratch every day. Take Associate Food Editor Kelli Foster’s advice and stack your Whole30 meal plan with simple, fuss-free meals that can be batch prepped.

Because there are no noodles or dairy in the ingredient list, this soup is freezer-friendly and ideal for meal prep. Be sure to double check the ingredient lists on the broth and chicken sausage to ensure the brands you use contain only Whole30-approved ingredients. (You can also skip the boxed broth and make a batch of bone broth at home). Once you simmer the soup, ladle into dinner bowls, pack into grab-and-go containers to eat for lunch throughout the week, or pop it in the freezer.

5-Ingredient Sausage, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup

Browned sausage, tender sweet potatoes, just-wilted kale, and Italian herbs infuse store-bought broth in this hearty Whole30 soup.

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 30 minutes to 40 minutes

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 2

    medium sweet potatoes

  • 1/2 bunch

    flat-leaf kale

  • 12 ounces

    Whole30 compliant cooked Italian chicken sausage

  • 2 tablespoons

    extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 cups

    (32 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon

    dried Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Peel and dice 2 sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch cubes. Coarsely chop 1/2 bunch lacinato kale (about 2 cups). Cut 12 ounces Italian chicken sausage crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the sausage and cook until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth, 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, and the sweet potatoes, and bring to a boil. Simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Add the kale and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.