Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe is the ultimate fall soup, with sausage, bacon, your favorite pasta, and kale! Enjoy at home, or bring a pot to a party!

Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe

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Enjoy this anytime of year Sausage Kale Comfort Soup recipe! A cozy soup to keep in your fridge, delicious leftover, too!

A beautiful, unexpected moment is one that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Like the date night I had this past weekend with my husband, Paul, and our 2 pups.

Heading to the lake right before dusk, we were able to enjoy so much beauty at Devil’s Lake, right outside of Bend.

Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe

And then home to a nurturing bowl of this amazing soup.

I wonder why they call it “comfort”? Hello, pasta!

Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe

I wonder why they call it Devil’s Lake?

Paul and I found these horns in the water.

Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. –Mother Teresa

Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe

With so much sadness in the world right now, it’s a good reminder to be actively grateful and not to forget that all of our lives will end. We are not guaranteed another day. I’ll be the first to admit, I need to focus on this more. Life is short.

Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe

Which is why I love date nights with my husband. We try to get out of the house to share a meal together at least once a week.

This time is was quiet, adventurous, awestruck-gorgeous, and super fun with our pups!

Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe

We sat by the water and shared a bottle of Noble Pig wine (in our Hydroflask), and munched on prosciutto, cheese and a baguette. The perfect snack. [The Hydroflask 25 oz. wine bottle comes in these fantastic colors, as do the 10 oz. wine tumblers – so cool!]

Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe

There are too many good things in my life not to try to do better. And prioritizing time in nature, with those I love, is first on my list.

So make today count and a good one, my friends!

Sausage Kale Comfort Soup

Sausage Kale Soup Recipe

Clean out the fridge for this Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe.

Super simple, and our family LOVES it.

Add the kale and pasta toward the end; serve with Parmesan cheese on top!

Oh, so good … for the body and soul!


Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe

Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe
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Sausage Kale Comfort Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 6 -8
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  • 2 Tbps. olive oil
  • 2 sweet white onions, diced
  • 8 strips bacon, diced
  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic, pressed
  • 1 pound sausage, cut in small pieces (we buy Organic Smoked Beef Sausage)
  • 2 cups sliced carrot, from 4 large carrots
  • 2 cups sliced celery, from 4-5 large stalks
  • 8 cups chicken or beef stock
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 thyme sprigs
  • 2 cups favorite pasta, I used DeLallo's Penne
  • 4 cups kale, chopped in small pieces
  • Parmesan cheese, optional


  • In large skillet over medium-high, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes until tender. Add the chopped bacon and garlic and cook for 3-4 more minutes. Add the sliced sausage and cook additional 2-3 minutes.
  • To the same mixture add the carrots and celery and saute on low heat for 5 mintues, stirring often.
  • Salt and pepper the mixture. Add stock and thyme sprigs to mixture and  bring to a boil; turn down to low. Cover and simmer on low for 2 hours. Add the pasta 15 minutes before getting ready to serve; cover with a lid.
  • Cook on low until the pasta is al dente (do not over cook), usually about 8-10 minutes (it's different for each type of pasta).
  • Add the kale; salt and pepper to taste. Remove the thyme sprigs. Cook on low until the kale is soft. Serve hot with fresh Parmesan cheese!
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
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More sausage soup recipes: Creamy Sausage & Cabbage Soup [Spend with Pennies], Sausage Veggie Foil Packs [Two Peas and Their Pod], Sausage Alfredo Pasta [Shugary Sweets], Tortellini Sausage Skewer Recipe [RE], and White Bean Cabbage Sausage Soup [RE].

Easy Sausage Kale Comfort Soup