Italian-style Sausage Soup with Kale (or Escarole, Swiss Chard, or Spinach)

It's sure not much to look at, but I had to share this recipe, it's one of the best rustic-style soups I've tasted ~ it's really chunky and full of flavor and substantial enough to serve as a meal.

If you do an internet search you'll find various variations of Italian Sausage soups; this one is often described as being very similar to The Olive Garden's "Toscana" soup ~ I'm not sure about that as I've never tried OG's Toscana soup, but if you have maybe you can let me know if it is similar or not.

It's difficult to believe a homemade soup with such amazing flavor can be made in about a half hour. I tweaked the recipe just a little from the original, and if you'd like a printable copy I've posted it over on the OUaP recipe site along with the few changes I made.

If you try it I hope you like it as much as I do.

Have a wonderful day, friends!  ~m.


  1. Hi Mari - I went to the recipe site and it's not up?? Just wanted to let you know :)

  2. Thanks Deb! I think my computer hiccupped!
    Thank you for letting me know, it's all fixed now. xo

  3. Soups are one of my fave food groups..We eat so much of it..Thanks for sharing a good thing..

  4. This a beautiful soup...Warm, soulful and hearty.

    I have plenty of kale and escarole from the garden. This soup is on my list to do-


  5. Thank you beautiful Nana (cruising around in your fabulous new mode of transportation!!) I hope you're having fun getting acquainted with it. Sporty, fun and ever youthful, just like you.

    Thank you Velva! I hope you love it too.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment; each one makes my heart happy. xoxo

  6. I think this soup looks fantastic! Look at those colors ~ YUM!

  7. Après les fêtes, une soupe comme celle-ci me paraît intéressante... et haute en couleurs!
    Gros bisous

  8. That soup is a thing of beauty...I could eat a bowl right this minute!

  9. The soup is gorgeous. And healthy, and delicious.

  10. This looks and sounds delicious~ we always enjoy a satisfying & hearty soup! Belated Happy New Year wishes to you :)

  11. Greetings to you, Dearest Mari... I've missed reading your blog over the holidays.

    Your soup looks incredible - nothing more soul satisfying in my mind than a heart warming bowl of soup.


  12. Hi Mari....always fun to get a new recipe for soup....especially an Italian recipe....Hope your New Year is off to a good start....Sue.

  13. Soup looks good. Perfect for this time of year.


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