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Crockpot Kale, Sausage, & Potato Soup

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 8 hrs

4 servings

Easy and delicious! Everyone raves about this simple soup.


  • 4-6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 whole large onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, minced
  • 1 piece hard pecorino or parmesan cheese rind, NOTE
  • 6 wholes med-large yukon gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 bunch kale, ~ 2 cups when chopped, ~1/2" pieces
  • 4 wholes links italian sausage, casing removed, ~1/2" pieces, browned
  • 1/3 cup sour cream, stir in at end of cooking

How to Make It

  1. Place first 6 ingredients into slow cooker

  2. Brown sausages

  3. Meanwhile, chop potatoes and kale, add to slow cooker

  4. Add sausage to slow cooker

  5. Cook on low 8-10 hours

  6. Place ~1/2 cup broth in a bowl, whisk in sour cream, stir mixture into soup

  7. Serve with crusty bread (and wine!)

  8. Note - The hard cheese rind will give the soup (especially the potatoes) a lot of flavor without the stinginess of the cheese itself. If you can't find hard cheese rinds at the cheese counter, just garnish each serving with 1 tbsp. shredded Pecorino or Parmesan cheese.