WOW, this soup is pretty amazing. The only suggestion I have for you is if you like your soup a little spicy use hot italian sausage, if you like it mild use mild italian sausage. Keep in mind that you always want to use a good italian sausage, it will make or break a soup.
*4-6 slices of a good quality bacon (optional)
*1 pound of a good quality hot or mild Italian sausage
*1 large onion, chopped
*3 garlic cloves, minced
*3 large russet potatoes, chopped small
*2-3 cups kale, viens removed and cut thin
*6 cups chicken broth
*1/2 teaspoon pepper
*1 teaspoon salt
*2 cups kale
*1 cup heavy cream
~Cook bacon in a stock pot, until done.
~Remove, cool, crumble and set aside.
~Remove casing from sausage and cut into small pieces.
~Brown sausage in stock pot.
~When sausage in close to being done, add onions & garlic.
~Once the onions are translucent, add chicken broth.
~Add poatoes, salt & pepper.
~Cook until potatoes are almost done.
~Simmer for 15 minutes.
~Use immersible blender (or blender) and mash some of the potatoes (optional)
~Add Kale & cream.
~Simmer for another 15 minutes.