The perfect antidote for fall and winter chilly nights, a hot bowl of tasty and hearty Tuscan Sausage Potato Soup. Creamy and perfectly seasoned, it’s true comfort food in a bowl!
Warm a Dutch oven or a 6-quart pot over medium high-heat. Once you can feel the heat when you hold your hands 6 inches above the pot, crumble in the Italian sausage. Cook, stirring occasionally and breaking up the sausage as desired until the sausage is browned and cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Drain the sausage drippings from the pan.
Return the pot to the heat and add the chicken stock, potatoes, salt and rep pepper flakes. Boil until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove 1 cup of potatoes from the pot and place them in a bowl. Mash the potatoes and pour them back into the pot; this will help thicken the soup.
Add the kale and cream to the soup, and stir to combine. Continue cooking the soup until the kale is wilted and tender, about 3 more minutes. Taste for seasoning and add salt to taste and red pepper flakes.
If you prefer, you can swap out the kale with baby spinach.