September 23, 2019

Spicy Sausage & Kale Soup

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Happy first day of FALL! Today I’m sharing with you one of our fall food favorites around here, Spicy Sausage & Kale Soup. It’s warming, delicious, and healthy! It also is really easy to throw together if you’re short on time and unless you have a giant crew of mouths to feed, you’ll most certainly have leftovers, which are excellent, by the way. I’m sure this can also be done in the slow cooker or Instant Pot! I just always rely on my trusty Dutch oven for this one.

There have been times when I’ve had to change up the seasoning because I didn’t have Thyme on hand and I will say, it always comes out great. We’ve also used many different types of sausage and again, it’s always good. Our favorite though is the Trader Joe’s spicy chicken sausage! To make this recipe even easier, you can use one of those microwavable wild rice packets and just throw the whole thing in the soup. Dinner will be ready in about 20 minutes at that rate. Easy peasy.

This recipe is on September’s meal calendar for this Friday. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Spicy Sausage & Kale Soup


  • 3/4 cup Wild rice
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 lb Spicy chicken sausage, sliced
  • 16 oz Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed red-pepper flakes (or more if you wish!)
  • 4 cup Kale, chopped
  • 8 cup Beef or chicken broth (low sodium if possible!)
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Cook rice according to instructions on package.

  2. Heat olive oil in a soup pot or Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook for 7-8 minutes until brown.

  3. Add in the mushrooms and cook for 6-8 minutes until soft and brown.

  4. Add the water and scrape the bottom of the pot before adding all of the spices.

  5. Stir for 2 more minutes before adding the broth, kale, and rice. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until ready to serve.

  6. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy cozy soups and chilis. We have plenty of those headed your way in our October calendar of meals (which will be coming out this Friday!) and here on the blog!

As always, thank you so much for your support and HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL! Eeeek! I’m so excited.

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jordan jean


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