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Get Your Greens Soup, kale, sausage, and potatoes in white bowl

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala — It’s all in the name. Live Well Alabama’s Get Your Greens Soup recipe has one pound of kale, Italian sausage, diced potatoes and chicken broth. This recipe is high in flavor and nutrients but also dairy free, gluten free and contains no added sugar.

“Soups are a great way to introduce kale if it’s not a common vegetable in your house. Its nutrient-rich leaves soften and absorb flavors as they simmer and taste as delicious as any of your favorite greens.”

— Katie Funderburk, Alabama Extension’s SNAP-Ed Coordinator and Registered Dietitian


  • Four links Italian sausage, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Three large potatoes, diced
  • 1 pound kale

Pro Tips

Substitute links for one pound of cooked and drained ground sausage if desired. Make kale softer by massaging it for a few minutes after rinsing and before adding it to the soup.


  1. In large pot over medium heat, cook sausage for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Stir occasionally.
  2. To the pot, add broth and potatoes. Cook 20 minutes.
  3. Rinse kale, remove stems and tear leaves into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Stir in kale. Cook 12 minutes or until kale and potatoes are tender.

 Want to learn more? Step-by-step instructions for the Get Your Greens Soup recipe and an instructional video are available at LiveWellAlabama.com.

 Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Live Well Alabama recipes are meant to equip people of all ages and experience levels to prepare healthier foods for themselves and their families,” Funderburk said.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget-friendly.

For more information about Live Well Alabama and to find more Live Well Alabama recipes, visit www.LiveWellAlabama.com. Also, check out more Live Well Alabama tips and recipes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.



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