Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Italian Sausage, Noodle, and Kale Soup



I seriously can't seem to stop making soup. I hadn't made it in years, and once I got started, my family loved it so much that I'm happily making it quite often.

It seems that the heartiness of those onions, carrots and garlic that are the beginnings of so many soups, are actually quite comforting on a cold winter day in the kitchen.

I could eat Italian sausage for breakfast, lunch and dinner, that's how much I love it. It's quite delicious in this soup, and the kale adds a healthy boost to it.


I shied away from kale for a long time, but now I'm a big, big fan. It adds texture and heartiness to so many dishes, and it is just so good for you.





Recipe for Italian Sausage, Noodle, and Kale Soup

Ingredients:


 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground Italian Sausage
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper
2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
6 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups egg noodles
1 medium bunch of kale, roughly chopped
 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes in juice
fresh or dried parsley for garnish

Directions:

 Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large, heavy pan. Break up and cook sausage through.
Remove from pan and set aside.
Add the other 1 tablespoon of olive oil, heat, and add onions. Cook until onions are soft, 4-5 minutes.
Add salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning and garlic, cook for 2 minutes more.
Add the broth and pasta and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the pasta is just tender,
8-10 minutes.
Stir in the cooked sausage, kale, and tomatoes, cooking until completely heated through. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat, and serve with sprinkled parsley on top.

Serves 4 dinner size portions.



Enjoy!!


Patricia
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