Smoky Sausage and Vegetable Soup

by jerseygirl on January 15, 2013 · 8 comments

soup 3My size 6 jeans are getting very lonely. They feel neglected sitting in the drawer by themselves. They wonder why no one has  put them on.

The reason is that they are very tight. So tight that they might cut off my butt circulation.  Is that even possible?

In order to give these jeans the proper attention, I am making plenty of healthy recipes. Included in my diet is broth based soups with plenty of vegetables.

I love this soup because it is hearty and satisfying but includes low fat turkey kielbasi and plenty of vegetables filled with vitamins. Nutritionists always say to fill yourself with a broth based soup before a meal and you will feel full quicker. I think it’s pretty good advice.

This soup is very versatile and you could use any type of sausage you like. I chose turkey kielbasi for the sake of my jeans. There are so many types of frozen veggies that the option is yours. You could also use fresh veggies if you have some chopping time.

I know I will be making lots of healthy soups this winter so here are some that I have my eye on.

Coconut Milk Soup with Wild Salmon and Kale by Healthy Green Kitchen

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup by One Perfect Bite

Spicy Tomato Soup by Me

White Bean and Porcini Soup by Seasonal and Savory

Thai Carrot and Ginger Soup by Peanut Butter and Julie

Mushroom Barley Soup by Family, Friends and Food

Spicy Asian Chicken Soup by Grumpy’s Honeybunch

Spinach, Tomato and Lentil Soup by Aggie’s Kitchen

What is your favorite type of healthy soup? Feel free to add a link in the comment section.

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Smoky Sausage and Vegetable Soup
Recipe type: soup
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 6 to 8
A versatile hearty soup.
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 8 ounces smoked sausage, sliced (I used turkey kielbasi)
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 6 cups frozen vegetables (such as carrots, peas, okra, green beans, potatoes, etc)
  • 2 TBS tomato paste
  • 1 TBS Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat oil on medium in a large stockpot. Brown sausage for a few minutes.
  2. Add chicken broth to pot and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add kale, veggies, tomato paste and Italian seasoning. Stir well and cover with lid.
  4. Cook on low for about 20 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.





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Ramona January 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I wish I could have even gotten into a size 6. hahaha….

Good luck on helping your butt out!


Christine (Cook the Story) January 15, 2013 at 9:12 pm

This looks so good. And so do the others in your list. I know what you mean about the lonely jeans. Well, sort of. Don’t tell anyone but I’m still wearing the smallest of my maternity jeans, and Em turned 1 two months ago. O.K., so healthy soup for me as well then!


Judy January 15, 2013 at 9:31 pm

You are too funny! The soup looks awesome and I will definitely make it this week. My size 6’s have been hanging all too long!

Miss ya


Aggie January 15, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I’m making a pot of soup tomorrow for the same exact reason Lisa!!

Your soup looks delicious, my kind of soup! Thanks so much for linking to my soup!


patsy January 16, 2013 at 9:57 am

Your soup sounds so perfect, especially with the freezing rain/snow that we got overnight! I’m going to have to check out the rest of the soups on your list… and thanks, for linking up to the Mushroom Barley soup… let me know if you try it!


Robin (Masshole Mommy) January 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm

This sounds SO good – especially on a cold day like today 🙂


teresa January 16, 2013 at 2:54 pm

i have jeans that i don’t even dare put on right now, tooo scared. i need this soup in my life!


Wendy @ La Phemme Phoodie January 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I do believe in the power of broth. I’ve been eating a lot of soup similar to your recipe and I’ve noticed it helps me maintain my weight. It’s a great way to sneak in a lot of veggies.


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