What’s not to love about a recipe title like that?!
Not only was it delicious, but it came together fast, was full of healthy, organic ingredients and was a perfect fit for what is sure to be one of the few crisp evenings we have left this season. Another bonus? I had four of the required ingredients at my fingertips from my CSA box. 😀
Earlier this week I was given a 50 pound box of potatoes. When I saw the recipe that inspired this variation, the potatoes are what sold me. I made a double batch so that I could freeze some for another day. By another day, I mean a day when it’s so stinking terribly hot that I don’t feel like cooking. Those days aren’t far off.
SUPER easy. For ONE batch, use the following recipe. As I said, I doubled it.
1 pound bulk spicy italian sausage (I found it at Sprouts.)
3 cups cubed potatoes
1 white or yellow onion
2 cups chicken stock
3 cups organic half & half
3 cups kale, ( I used curly), torn into bite size pieces
1/2 tsp fresh oregano
pinch of salt to taste
pinch of crushed red pepper
basil for garnishing (and amazing flavor)
Brown the sausage, drain any fat/grease.
Add onion, cooking until just translucent.
Add potatoes, tossing all ingredients until coated and incorporated.
Add chicken stock, bring to a low boil, then drop to a simmer for 20-30 minutes until potatoes are tender.
Season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.
Add half & half, kale, oregano.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with a garnish of basil on top.
Considering the free ‘tatoes, the awesome CSA bargains and the Sprouts meat sale, and the fact that our local Grocery Outlet market had organic half & half AND organic, free range chicken stock SUPER cheap, I was able to do a DOUBLE batch of this soup for less than $6.00. That’s all kinds of amazing.
Give it a try!