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In honor of January being the National Soup Month, we wanted to share this popular restaurant soup recipe. It is super easy to make in the crockpot! It is sure to keep you and your family warm on those cold winter nights!


1 pound bulk pork sausage
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
4 large russet potatoes, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 (32 ounce) container chicken broth
2 cups water, or as needed
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 bunch kale, stems removed and discarded, leaves torn into bite-size pieces
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add onion and garlic; sauté until onion is tender and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

Place potatoes in a slow cooker; add cooked sausage and onion mixture. Season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Pour in chicken broth and up to 2 cups water to completely cover potatoes. Stir soup gently and cover.

Cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours or High for 3 to 4 hours.

Pour in heavy cream and stir in kale to combine. Cover and cook on High until flavors are incorporated, about 30 minutes more. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Thank you to AllRecipes for this soup recipe.

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