This amazing Italian Soup with Sausage and Kale completely hits the mark when the weather starts to get colder. Wait… or is it a chowder? What’s the difference anyway? I’ll leave that for the foodies to argue about… all I know is that you have to try this recipe! It’s easy, cheap, and tastes very similar to a soup you might have had at Olive Garden.
Other versions of this dish use creams and fatty pork sausage (which are great in their own right). In an attempt to make it a bit cheaper and healthier, I used turkey sausage and whole milk. There was no lack of flavor or richness to this chowder. My kids ate it up with no problem, greens and all!
Best of all, you can make this using all Aldi ingredients (and you might see this in an upcoming meal plan *wink*). If you have the stock on hand, it should only cost about $7 to make this soup. For the kale – I used half of the 5 oz. package of baby kale.
Have you grabbed my freezer meal plans, yet? I might be biased but I think they are pretty amazing! They have saved our dinner hour for years now. Check them out!