Slow Cooker Sausage and Kale Soup

Published on October 10, 2015 By Lauren

sausage kale soup

In the cold months of the year, this Sausage Kale Soup could easily become your best friend. It warms and fills you up just right. I also love this meal because it is designed for the slow cooker, and can also be easily frozen and cooked for a later day!

A previous version of myself would have insisted that you pre-cook the sausage with the onions before you place it in the slow cooker. But this older, wiser and lazier version of myself will tell you this:

Just throw it in, turn it on and go take a nap!

Sausage and Kale soup

sausage kale soup

Here's what you need – a bunch of cheap ingredients. I use turkey sausage for this because it is very lean, and you won't end up with that layer of grease on top of the soup. Also – note that I only ended up using 2 potatoes, not 3 as pictured.

sausage kale soup

I usually start with potatoes and onions before the other ingredients, but it doesn't matter too much since everything will be covered in liquid.

sausage kale soup

Top with the kale and sausage and you're almost there!

sausage kale soup

Once all the dry ingredients are in there, add 4 cups of whole milk and 2 cups of water.

Cook on high for 4-6 hours and enjoy with some crusty bread. And I know you will make it again!

sausage kale soup

Slow Cooker Sausage and Kale Soup

Looking for something quick and easy to warm you up? This Crockpot Sausage and Kale Soup is so hearty, filling and tasty! And it only costs about $7 to make!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Lauren Greutman


  • 1 lb. of ground turkey sausage
  • 2-3 russet potatoes halved lengthwise and sliced thin
  • A bunch of regular kale or baby kale rinsed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • A pinch of Red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 4 - 6 hours.
  • Remove sausage from the soup.
  • Chop or mash into smaller pieces. (Tip - use a standing mixer with the flat beater)
  • Put the sausage back in the soup and serve.

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