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 think four soups are the master (actually five, 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.
Soup is really easy and has nutritional benefits
Soup is a great way to get protein and other nutrients and it is super easy to make. Chopping skills are required but for the most part, soup is probably one of the easiest things to make in the kitchen. You don’t have to watch over it and you can make plenty and freeze it for later. You can sneak in vegetables for picky eaters by pureeing them and it makes for an easy comforting meal.
My top 2 of my four masterpieces are 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 (I am exaggerating for those of you who actually live in Arctic chills) I am not a fan of the cold, and soup can be healthy comfort food. You can make it in the Crockpot, Instapot, or pot on the stove. This is a Crockpot recipe but follows the same: Turkey Sausage, Kale & Quinoa Soup; it’s super easy, satisfying, and healthy. This can be made in minutes in the Instant Pot and it’s will taste as it slow-cooked for hours.
Because Kale is has so many nutritional benefits such as:
Kale contains fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron, and a wide range of other nutrients that can help prevent various health problems. Antioxidants help the body remove unwanted toxins that result from natural processes and environmental pressures.
Another great thing about this is it’s gluten-free, which, as I have blogged about before, is a diet that my family has adopted. Check out my post about Gluten-Free Lifestyle and reasons. 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 wheat allergy (not gluten) from a skin prick allergy test. As I pursued a gluten-free lifestyle, I kind of transitioned my family. Now, 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 have you tried my 4 Ingredient Gluten-Free pizza crust?
- 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
- Directions: Slow Cooker
- 1. Brown the Turkey Sausage
- 2. Place all ingredients and browned Turkey Sausage in Crock pot on High Let cook for 2-3 hours.
- On the Pot
- 1.Brown the Turkey Sausage
- 2. Place all ingredients and browned Turkey Sausage in Crock pot on let simmer for 40 minute-1 hour.
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.
I hope your family enjoys the soups as much as mine does!
What is your favorite quick and easy soup?