Paleo-ish Kale & Sausage Soup

I bought a bunch of Kale and want to do something amazing with it.. I could A) juice it; B) cook it down like greens and beans; C) make another kale salad; or D) YES D) make SOUP.


This soup turned out AMAZING! I used someone else’s recipe, but then morphed it into a perfect symphony of flavor!
I didn’t exactly measure anything-so hopefully this will work for you!

What you’ll need:

1 big bag of chopped Kale

1 large onion (chopped)

1 head cauliflower (chopped-chunky not small pieces)

1 parsnip (sliced)

3-4 cloves of garlic (chopped)

3 red potatoes (sliced)

1 yam (sliced)

1 cup white wine (this  & red potato is what makes this dish un-paleo)

olive oil

1 lb sweet Italian sausage

4 cups chicken broth


1) Preheat oven to 375

2) Brown Italian sausage, drain and reserve oil

3) Place cauliflower, parsnips, onion, and garlic in a roasting pan: drizzle with sausage oil & olive oil-toss until veggies are lightly coated

4) Roast for 30-40 minutes until cauliflower and parsnips are soft

5) Boil a large pot of water and add potatoes and yams-cook until tender-drain and rinse

6) While vegetables are roasting and boiling, place sausage, wine and chicken stock into a large soup pot and simmer

7) Once roasting vegetables are tender to a good forking (haha)-Remove from oven and take 1/2 of the roasted vegetables-puree with chicken stock until smooth and creamy consistency-like heavy cream

8) Add pureed veggies to sausage and stock-stir in until fully dissolved

9) Add kale

10) Add boiled potatoes

11) Stir in the rest of the roasted vegetables

12) Simmer until kale wilts

13) Serve to hungry guests who will love you even more because of this amazing soup!


Things to try:

Add a squirt of lemon to your personal bowl-YUMMM

Add some grated Romano cheese-no longer paleo-but still yum!

Add some red pepper flakes-Spicy

Leave out the potatoes-or only use yams

Serve with crusty multigrain bread slathered with butter or even better-shallot and thyme finishing butter (err not paleo)