I wish I could say that this was a recipe that was passed down through generations of grandmothers, but it was really more of a “I have some leftover sausage and I want soup…what to do?” I combined bits and pieces from various recipes that I found on the ‘net, and ended up with a lighter, healthier, just as good version of the olive garden classic.
1/2 bound bulk sausage
crushed pepper, to taste
4 pieces turkey bacon, torn into pieces
1 onion, diced
2 large white potatoes, diced
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 box (about 5 cups) low sodium chicken broth
2.5 cups water
1 cup fat free half and half
6 stems kale, torn into pieces.
Brown the sausage in the bottom of a large saucepan. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add bacon to pan and cook until it begins to crisp. Add potato, onion, and a little broth. Cook until vegetable soften.
Add the rest of the borth and the water. Bring to a boil.
Add the sausge, and continue simmering until the potatoes are soft. Add half and half. Add kale. When kale is wilted, soup is ready to serve.
8 servings, 5 points each.