Heat a large pot to medium heat. Add italian sausage, brown sausage, remove from pan and set aside.
In that same pot add bacon, olive oil, celery, onion and garlic, cook until soft, about 7 minutes.
Add the kale, potatoes, sausage, chicken stock, water, carrot, salt and pepper. Heat to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender. Add cream and cook for another 15 minutes or so.
Serve with a generous grating of parmesan cheese and garlic bread. Enjoy!