Savory Sausage and Kale Stew


Experience the ultimate comfort food with this Savory Sausage and Kale Stew. Combining robust sausage, nutrient-rich kale, and a medley of vegetables, this hearty stew is perfect for warming up on a chilly day. Bursting with flavors and packed with nutrients, it’s a delicious way to enjoy a wholesome, satisfying meal.

Savory Sausage and Kale Stew

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving size: 1 bowl (about 350ml)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 18g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sodium: 900mg


  • 300g (10.5oz) Italian sausage, sliced
  • 200g (7oz) fresh kale, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped (approx. 150g or 5.3oz)
  • 3 carrots, diced (approx. 180g or 6.3oz)
  • 2 celery stalks, diced (approx. 100g or 3.5oz)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 potatoes, diced (approx. 300g or 10.5oz)
  • 1 can (400g or 14oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1.5 liters (6 cups) chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage slices and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the sausage and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, add the onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, thyme, oregano, smoked paprika, and bay leaf. Cook for 2-3 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  4. Add the chicken broth, potatoes, and kale to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Return the sausage to the pot and simmer for an additional 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Remove the bay leaf and discard. Ladle the stew into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve hot.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Massage the kale with a bit of olive oil before adding it to the stew to enhance its tenderness.
  • For a creamier texture, blend a portion of the stew and return it to the pot before adding the sausage back in.
  • Use high-quality sausage to ensure the best flavor in your stew.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can I make this stew ahead of time? Yes, this stew can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stove over medium heat.
  2. Can I freeze Sausage and Kale Stew? Absolutely! Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat on the stove.
  3. What other vegetables can I add? Feel free to add parsnips, bell peppers, or zucchini for added nutrients and flavor.
  4. Can I use different types of sausage? Yes, you can use any sausage you prefer, such as chicken sausage, turkey sausage, or even a spicy chorizo for a different flavor profile.

Dive into a bowl of Savory Sausage and Kale Stew and enjoy the rich, comforting flavors of this hearty dish. With its combination of robust sausage, tender kale, and flavorful vegetables, this stew is a perfect meal to warm you up and keep you satisfied. Share this delicious stew with family and friends for a wholesome and delightful dining experience.