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This is a hearty soup very similar to one served at Olive Garden. It is rich and flavorful without being too heavy. It also makes good leftovers. A staple recipe for us, I usually make it when I have no idea what else to fix or when I have some spinach that needs to be used up. I really love this soup. It will be worth your effort when you try this recipe!

Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 slice pancetta bacon, diced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 2 cups kale, rinsed and julienned
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

Brown sausage in skillet. Set aside for later. In a 4 quart saucepan over medium heat, saute the onions and the pancetta for 10 minutes, or until onions are almost clear. Add the garlic and saute for one more minute. Add the chicken broth and potatoes and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes. Add the kale, cream and reserved sausage, simmer for 5 more minutes and serve. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.