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Lemony Kale and Sausage Soup is the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free soup for a cold Fall or Winter night dinner.

Lemony Kale and Sausage Soup is the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free soup for a cold Fall or Winter night dinner.Do you know how I can tell  I am a new mom?  Well, besides being overly tired and already having contracted a cold from my son’s daycare, my lunches have been looking nothing like they did before I was pregnant.  I used to have “fancy” leftovers from one of the latest recipes I had created and made ON A WEEK NIGHT.  That never happens now.

For the past three months, my lunches have looked more like leftover gluten-free pasta, gluten-free chicken nuggets, and now soup OUT OF A CAN!  Granted, it is Amy’s Kitchen brand and organic, but still.

Lemony Kale and Sausage Soup is the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free soup for a cold Fall or Winter night dinner.Thank goodness for this ‘ole blog, though.  Now that I am starting to get back in the swing of things with recipe creation and writing, I feel like some of my meals might actually be homemade.  Like this Lemony Kale and Sausage Soup.

Lemony Kale and Sausage Soup is the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free soup for a cold Fall or Winter night dinner.Lemony Kale and Sausage Soup is the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free soup for a cold Fall or Winter night dinner.I first made this soup back when I was pregnant and we received fennel in our CSA.  I am generally not a huge fennel fan but did not want to waste it, so I threw it in a soup.  And guess what?  It actually works really well.  Maybe it is the combination of fennel with sausage, or that the acidity of the lemon juice cuts down a bit on the tartness.  Regardless, I am a fan.

Lemony Kale and Sausage Soup is the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free soup for a cold Fall or Winter night dinner.Say hello to my homemade lunch for this week: Lemony Kale and Sausage Soup!

Lemony Kale and Sausage Soup is the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free soup for a cold Fall or Winter night dinner.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound of organic, pasture-raised ground pork
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped (could also use one large leek instead)
  • 1 medium head of green cabbage, chopped
  • 8 cups of organic chicken broth or bone broth
  • 1 TB of dried thyme
  • 1 TB of dried garlic powder
  • 2 tsp of dried onion powder
  • 2 tsp of dried basil
  • 2 tsp of fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp of dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp of dried parsley
  • 8 ounces of gluten-free shell or elbow pasta (I used the Banza brand for grain-free)
  • 1 cup of frozen or 2 cups of fresh kale, chopped
  • the juice from one small lemon

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot or dutch oven over medium heat, brown ground pork and onion. I cooked mine for approximately 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in fennel or leek and green cabbage. Cook for an additional five minutes.
  3. Add chicken broth and seasonings. Raise the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for approximately 45 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  4. Raise heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Stir in pasta and kale. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked through.
  5. Add lemon juice, to taste.
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  • Cassi November 14, 2017, 11:14 am
    I could even do this without the pasta so that it'd be good for my low carb meals!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 14, 2017, 4:02 pm
      Absolutely! Zucchini could be a great addition if you remove the pasta!
  • Elizabeth November 14, 2017, 11:48 am
    Tis the season for all the soups!!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 14, 2017, 4:00 pm
      Yes! I cannot get enough of them!
  • Christen Dobbs November 14, 2017, 12:38 pm
    Girl, I just need to try all of your recipes!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 14, 2017, 4:00 pm
      I think you do, too! ;)
  • Amy November 14, 2017, 12:44 pm
    This seriously looks delicious! I've been on a huge lemon + kale kick lately!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 14, 2017, 4:01 pm
      The two are just so good together, including in this soup!
  • Abi November 15, 2017, 11:59 am
    I LOVE the ingredients! Kale, fennel, pork! And this looks delicious - I'll have to try it out.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 15, 2017, 1:32 pm
      The ingredients work together SO well. I hope you give it a try!
  • Ruth November 16, 2017, 4:52 pm
    This sounds and looks delicious! And perfect for sore throats, for sure :) Thanks for sharing this recipe with plenty that uses plenty of green veggies.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl November 17, 2017, 8:20 am
      Yes! Soup really does the trick when we aren't feeling so well :(

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