Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

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By Sara Andrea
from Eugene, OR

Good smelling, excellent tasting soup. This works as a meal served with a nice slice of bread or as a starter for a traditional Italian meal.

serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 7 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  •   1 lb
    italian sausage
  •   1/2 tsp
    oregano
  •   1/2 tsp
    thyme
  •   3
    russet potatoes, scrubbed rinsed and dried
  •   1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  •   1
    white onion, diced
  •   48 oz
    chicken broth
  •   1 bunch
    kale, chopped (about 2 cups)
  •   1 c
    heavy cream
  •   1/2-1 tsp
    salt
  •   1/2-1 tsp
    pepper
  •  
    parmigiano-reggiano, grated - for garnish
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How To Make

  • 1
    Slice potatoes, about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Then cut into wedges.
  • 2
    Slice Italian sausage and brown in skillet along with oregano and thyme for about 5 minutes. (I have a slow cooker that has a browning setting so I use that.) I remove the casing around each slice before the next step.
  • 3
    Add onions, broth, and potato slices. Cook on low for 7-8 hour, or on high 4 hours.
  • 4
    Add cream, stir to combine. Add chopped kale, cook 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with grated parm if desired.
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