It's super easy to make and is a great dinner along with some crusty bread!
1 lb. Italian sausage (I chose mild Italian turkey sausage)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 or 3 large baking potatoes, diced (I went with 3 because I could happily live on potatoes)
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup bacon bits (optional--I left this out but you could also crumble real bacon into the soup)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups kale or Swiss chard (I went with the chard--hubby thinks he doesn't like kale)
2 8-ounce cans chicken broth
1 quart water
1 cup heavy cream
Slice sausage (uncooked) into small pieces and brown in olive oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until onion is wilted.
Add chicken broth, water and potatoes. Cook until potatoes are tender.
Add salt and pepper to taste and optional bacon bits. Simmer soup for 10 minutes.
Turn heat to low and add kale or Swiss chard and cream. Heat until greens are tender and soup is warmed through.