I was grocery shopping today and I saw some fresh kale. I bought some and the rest of the ingredients to make my favorite soup from my favorite restaurant Olive Garden. I am so impressed with myself. The soup is so easy and delicious! I had my parents over for dinner and everyone loved it. And it was easy too!
8 links mild italian sausage removed from casing (feel free to go for hot if you really like spice)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 diced onion
3-4 cloves garlic minced
1-2 tbsp dried pepper flakes
8 cups chicken stock (feel free to use boullion cubes or canned stock)
4 cups chopped kale
Cook the sausage, while cooking make sure it crumbles up to look like hamburger, then set aside. In a soup pot add the oil and onions cook until translucent and then add garlic. And the chicken stock and potatoes. Simmer until potatoes are soft. If you want a thicker soup puree some of the potatoes. Just before serving add the cream and kale. This makes a lot of soup, I put the kale in the bottom of the bowls and then poured the soup over and let sit for a couple minutes for the kale to soften up.