Roasted vegetables are pureed and cooked with kale and sausages for a hearty, filling soup.
I had to do some adapting based on what I had, but this is a great base recipe. With more veggies, I don't think you need the sausage. It would make a great vegetarian soup. My adaptations, if you care, were: I used canned diced tomatoes as the base for the puree. I roasted garlic, red and yellow peppers, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and carrots. I had no onion to roast, so I used onion flakes when cooking the sausage. I added some of the roasted vegetables along with the garlic to the tomatoes to puree. I only had sweet Italian sausage, so I added about 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and about 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to give it some spice (not needed, but I like spicy). Then I did the whole thing in the crock pot. about an hour on low to soften the kale, and then about 2 hours on high once you add the veggies. Add water, salt & pepper as needed. - 03 Nov 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I tried this recipe and loved it. I got kale in my veggie co-op and didn't know what it was. I also got butternut squash, and potatoes, so this recipe was perfect. I only had Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage, so I used it. It tastes great in there! I didn't have the right seasonings so I liberally applied Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper. I also used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth, because it was all I had available. The mix of the beans, squash, meat, potato, broth and chickpeas is really good. And the kale... I like it! I never knew it until now. I will be adding this recipe to my list of things to make on a regular basis!! (Even if I don't get kale in my co-op box again!) NOTE: The picture does not do justice to this recipe! Mine is BEAUTIFUL with all the bright colors in it. I'll try to take a picture!) - 20 Jan 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Of course I changed the recipe a bit. Less evoo, no beans or chick peas (forgot to buy them) but it was AAmaZing!!! Try it!!! Super healthy. My editions are: peal the skin off the butternut squash before cooking and do not include the stems in the kale. Trim the leaves off first. Great recipe. Easy. I feed 30 people at my house once a month and this is my favorite recipe so far!!!! - 16 Jan 2014 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)