Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup

Between the lean protein in the chicken and the iron-rich kale, this soup is perfect for recovering from a cold or just to boost your immune system!


  • 1 pound chicken sausage, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp sage
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup kale
Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup
Total Time: 35 minutes


Servings: 6 servings

329 calories; 9.3 g fat; 3 g saturated fat; 45 mg cholesterol; 725 mg sodium; 42 g carbohydrate; 6.5 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 22 g protein


Brown sausage and remove from pan.

Add a small amount of oil and sauté onion, celery, carrots and garlic for about 5 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften.

Add sausage back to the pan.

Add chicken broth, bay leaf, thyme, sage, salt, pepper and tomatoes.

Bring to a boil and add pasta and beans.

Simmer for 20 minutes, or until pasta is tender.

Add Parmesan and kale.

Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve.