Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hearty Kale & Potato Soup - Dairy & Gluten Free

Today the weather was gray and chilly which is the perfect soup weather.  I had picked up a beautiful bunch of kale on my last grocery trip and knew that I needed to figure out how to incorporate it into today's soup.  As fate would have it I saw a commercial this afternoon for Olive Garden featuring their Zuppa Toscana and decided that I must make a dairy and gluten free version of this soup.  My husband loves hearty soups so my rift on Zuppa Toscana includes pieces of chicken thigh, smoked sausage, potatoes and kale in a slightly spicy creamy base. 

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Hearty Kale & Potato Soup

1 tbs olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
12 oz smoked sausage, cubed
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
6 medium potatoes, cubed
1 bunch kale, chopped
8 cups chicken broth
2 cups unsweetened almond milk OR 1 can evaporated goat's milk
1 tsp Sriracha (optional)

In a large pot with a tight fitting lid, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.
Saute the onion and smoked sausage for 7 minutes or until the onions begin to turn translucent.
Add the chicken and garlic.
Continue to saute until the onions are tender and the chicken is lightly browned.
Add the seasoning salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, potatoes, kale and chicken broth.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer.
Simmer, covered for 30 to 45 minutes or until the potatoes and kale are tender.
Add the almond milk and Sriracha.
Simmer for 10 minutes longer taking care not to allow the soup to boil after adding the milk.


  1. That's a great & cool idea to add smoked sausages to the sooup! And kale, I love kale too! :)

    A realy comfort & good for you soup too! ;)

  2. It tastes so good that you do not even realize how good for you the kale is :)

  3. This sounds and looks wonderful. I love potato soup but I never had it with kale. I wonder why not.

  4. I hope you try it! It was sooo good! I can't wait to get more kale to make it again :)

  5. Hi there! I'm not sure if you got my email but I wanted to let you know you won the Red Star Yeast prize pack from SoupaPalooza! When you get a moment please contact me with your info and I'll send it on to the client. Congrats and thanks for your great entry!

  6. Thanks, Kristen!! So excited to have won :)

  7. I'm a rookie to the gluten-dairy-free lifestyle (just found out a few months ago about the allergies). My health has done a 180 and there is no way I will ever go back! I just tried out this recipe and it is AWESOME!!!! I LOVE soup and since fall is finally making its way here, its perfect. Love it. Thank you!!!

  8. Thanks so much for trying my recipe. We love this soup too! I am so glad to hear that you love it as much as we do.

  9. Loved it but made a couple substitutes because i used what i had on hand... no chicken and bacon and crumbled garlic sausage with red pepper flakes instead of sirachia. Very good soup!

    1. I love that you substituted and made it your own :) Isn't that the fun of cooking!!


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