Sausage and Kale Soup

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds Italian sausage
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 5 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 turnips peeled and cubed
  • 8 ounces kale chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Remove sausage meat from casings, if necessary.
  • In a large skillet over medium high-heat, cook and crumble sausage meat for about 1 minute. Add crushed red pepper flakes, black pepper, onion and garlic; continue to cook for 10 minutes or until sausage meat is cooked through and onion has become transparent; transfer to a large saucepan.
  • Add remaining ingredients; bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until turnips are tender (10 to 15 minutes). Serve and enjoy!


SERVING SUGGESTION: A big salad tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette.
NUTRITION: per serving: 851 Calories; 68g Fat; 42g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 129mg Cholesterol; 2438mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 5 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 11 1/2 Fat. Points: 23
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