Turkey Sausage, Kale & Quinoa Soup

I love soup! I always have and as soon as I feel my first brisk wind, it gives me an excuse to make a pot of soup. I have four soups that I feel like I am the master (actually 5 but I don’t count Chicken Noodle). My favorite soup is probably Vegetable Minestrone and it is so easy! I also am a big fan of Cream of Mushroom and I make it from scratch with a mushroom mix every Thanksgiving.

My top 2 of my four masterpieces is my Butternut Squash Soup and my Turkey Sausage, Kale & Quinoa Soup those I always have a bowl worth in the freezer all winter long. I make them probably every other week. Well, it’s artic in Jersey and soup can be a healthy comfort food. You can make in the Crockpot, Instapot, or pot on the stove. This is a Crockpot recipe but follows the same.  Turkey Sausage, Kale & Quinoa Soup, its super easy, satisfying and healthy.

Another great thing about this is it’s gluten free which as I have blogged about before is a diet that my family is adopting. We;ve noticed improvements in seasonal allergies, skin breakouts and digestion and have pretty much adopted removing wheat from our diet.  It began when I discovered my own wheat allergy (not gluten) from a skin prick allergy test.  As I pursued a gluten free lifestyle I kind of transitioned my family. Now, my two of my girls and my husband will not turn down pizza or gluten when out in about but at home we eat gluten free. I use quinoa often to replace pasta and even for pizza crust!

 

Turkey Sausage, Kale & Quinoa Soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Serving Size: 8

Ingredients

  • 3- Containers of the Pacific Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth  32 oz.
  • 28 oz. of Whole Peeled Tomatoes (I can my garden tomatoes all summer long but by the mid winter these things are gone and we are eating out of the can. When I do use Muir Glen Organic Whole Peeled Plum Tomatoes)
  • 1 cups of diced onions
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1.25 lbs of Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 4 cups of chopped Kale
  • 2 cups of Quinoa
  • Fresh Sage ~2-3 tbsp.
  • Fresh Rosemary ~2-3 tbsp
  • Fresh Oregano ~2-3 tbsp
  • Fresh Thyme ~2-3 tbsp
  • Pepper ~2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Directions: Slow Cooker
  2. 1. Brown the Turkey Sausage
  3. 2. Place all ingredients and browned Turkey Sausage in Crock pot on High Let cook for 2-3 hours.
  4. On the Pot
  5. 1.Brown the Turkey Sausage
  6. 2. Place all ingredients  and browned Turkey Sausage in  Crock pot on let simmer  for 40 minute-1 hour.

Notes

Nutrition Facts   16 Servings Amount Per Serving 2 cup per serving Calories                                    163.3 Total Fat                                     4.5 g Saturated Fat                           1.0 g Polyunsaturated Fat             0.1 g Monounsaturated Fat          0.0 g Cholesterol                            23.4 mg Sodium                                350.3 mg Potassium                             74.8 mg Total Carbohydrate           19.4 g Dietary Fiber                        2.7 g Sugars                                    2.2 g Protein                                 11.0 g Vitamin A                           59.3 % Vitamin B-                        120.0 % Vitamin B-                         62.3 % Vitamin C                          40.1 % Calcium                               7.8 % Copper                                 2.5 % Folate                                   1.3 % Iron                                     17.1 % Magnesium                        1.5 % Manganese                        6.5 % Niacin                                 0.8 % Pantothenic Acid             0.3 % Phosphorus                        1.0 % Riboflavin                           1.3 % Selenium                             0.3 % Thiamin                               1.3 % Zinc                                       0.5 % *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Also, this year I have a living “spice rack” which I love. All of my spices are doing pretty well except my basil which needed a grow light. It’s a great way to have fresh herbs on hand all winter long. Hope your family enjoys the soups as much as mine does!

What is your favorite quick and easy soup?

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