Kale Turkey Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Soup and Fall are a perfect fit.  Just like kale and sausage.  When it’s cold and windy outside, this soup is kind of perfect too.  Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to make.  A one pot wonder.  Served in front of a roaring fire with a side of crusty bread makes for one cozy weeknight dinner.

Kale Turkey Sausage and Tortellini Soup

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Serves: 4
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 lb italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 t dried thyme
  • 1/2 t dried oregano
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t black pepper
  • 1/4 t red pepper flakes
  • 4 c chicken stock
  • 2 c kale, roughly chopped
  • 12 oz fresh cheese tortellini
  1. Heat a stock pot to medium high and add olive oil. Once oil is hot, add turkey sausage and cook until browned about 7 minutes.
  2. Add onions and garlic cook until onions are translucent, 4-5 more minutes.
  3. Add thyme, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cook for one more minute.
  4. Add the stock and bring to a boil.
  5. Add kale and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add tortellini and cook for 5 minutes or as indicated on tortellini package.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot with crusty bread.


Comments: 7

  1. bebetsy November 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm Reply

    We love hearty and healthy soup in the fall. Really like that you added Kale! Looks delish.

  2. Russell van Kraayenburg November 3, 2012 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Such a scrumptious soup! I love everything in this!

  3. suzymerritt November 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm Reply

    I made this last night and it was wonderful. Will make it often.I would like to know the nutritional info, please.

  4. Shannon November 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm Reply

    This is absolutely amazing! We’ve made this twice in a week – The kid even requested it with (with spinach instead of Kale). Thank you!

  5. Amy Kelly November 21, 2012 at 12:27 pm Reply

    This is absolutely delicious! Quick and easy to throw together and the leftovers are fantastic as well. I’m definitely making this a regular fall/winter dinner.

  6. Jen November 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm Reply

    Made this tonight. Added crumbled bacon. It was awesome!!!!!

    • Christy November 29, 2012 at 7:30 am Reply

      Bacon makes everything better.

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