Kale "minestrone" With Sausage

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“This easy-to-make soup is packed with flavor. It's kind of a hybrid between a Portuguese Kale Soup and Minestrone.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot.
  2. Saute the onion and yellow squash for a few minutes until just starting to color.
  3. Add the sage, Italian seasoning and smoked paprika.
  4. Add the chopped garlic and cook for one minute.
  5. Add the chicken broth, kidney beans and diced tomatoes.
  6. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer 15 minutes, partly covered.
  7. Add chopped kale and simmer 15 minutes more, partly covered.
  8. Slice the chicken sausage into 1/4" slices and brown it lightly in a large skillet.
  9. Add the sausage slices, elbow macaroni and red pepper flakes to the soup pot and simmer until macaroni and kale are tender, about 15 minutes more, partly covered.
  10. Finish with freshly ground pepper to taste.
  11. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on each serving.

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