A big snow storm is coming our way this weekend, so I wanted to make sure we had a big pot of hearty soup to keep us warm. Nothing says warm then a glorified chicken soup!
I had chicken sausage and chorizo on hand, so I used both to make up the hearty, meaty part of the soup. And I added in the veggies I had leftover from the week (onion, carrots, parsnips, celery, potatoes and kale. I’m excited this soup is going to last all weekend!
If you’re not doing whole30/paleo, enjoy this with a HUGE piece of crusty bread. Better yet, have some for me too!
- Canola or olive oil
- 1 (12 ounce) package of sausage (any kind), sliced into circles
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning (if you have any fresh herbs leftover from the week, add them in here too – thyme, oregano, parsley, etc…)
- 1/4 paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Pinch salt
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
- 2 medium parsnips, peeled and diced
- 2 ribs celery, diced
- 6 baby yellow potatoes, cubed (skin on)
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup chopped kale
- 1 tablespoons chopped parsley
- Place a large soup pot over medium-high heat, and drizzle in about 2 tablespoons of oil; one hot, add in the sliced sausage in a single layer, and allow it caramelize and brown on that first side (a few minutes), then stir and allow it to further caramelize for about another 2 minutes.
- Add in the onion, and stir to combine; saute together with sausage for about 3-4 minutes, until lightly golden; add in the Italian seasoning, paprika, black pepper, and pinch of salt, plus the garlic, and stir to combine.
- Next, add in the carrots, parsnips, celery, and potatoes and stir to combine with the sausage and onion mixture; next, add in the chicken stock, and bring to the boil.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low, and allow the stew to simmer, uncovered, for 40 minutes.
- Turn off the heat, and check to see if any additional salt/pepper is needed; add in the kale and the chopped parsley, and stir to combine, allowing the kale to wilt into the soup for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!