Hello and welcome to another month of Secret Recipe Club! We were off in December for the holidays, but now back in full swing.
Members of the Secret Recipe Club are assigned a blog each month. Who has who is a secret until reveal day (today!). The mission is to choose a recipe from the assigned blog, make it, and share it!
This month I was super excited to get assigned the blog Natural Noshing. The blog’s author, Nora, is a natural, whole foods enthusiast and her recipes are simple, healthy and all sound amazingly delicious!
One of my New Year’s quasi-resolutions was to eat healthier– and by healthier I don’t mean lowfat and low sugar (screw that– I love food), but rather less-processed, more natural foods. We’ve been eating a lot more simpler meals full of veggies and all natural meat. So I was excited to scroll through all of Nora’s healthy recipes!
Right off the bat, I pinned a bunch of recipes (and I’ll definitely try them all): Chipotle-Rubbed Salmon Tacos, White Turkey Chili and Sausage, Kale and Squash Soup. It was a chillier day when I went grocery shopping for my SRC recipe, so the soup was especially tickling my fancy!
Sausage, Kale and Squash Soup
(adapted from Natural Noshing)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, olive oil, or butter
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Italian sausages, casings removed
- 4 cups uncooked butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 8-10 button or baby bella mushrooms, sliced
- 5 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 small bunch of kale, washed, de-stemmed and torn into pieces
- Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- Grated Parmesan, for serving
In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 5-6 minutes until soft. Add garlic and sausage and cook until meat is cooked through, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently and breaking up the meat into small pieces.
Add squash and mushrooms and cook for one minute, stirring occasionally. Add crushed red pepper.
Pour in broth, then bring to a boil. Add torn kale and cover. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until squash is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve topped with Parmesan, with a side of crusty bread!
The soup turned out amazingly. It was warm and hearty and the sweet butternut contrasted perfectly with the salty sausage and earthy kale and mushrooms. I really look forward to trying some of Nora’s other healthy recipes!
April @ Angels Homestead says
This sounds tasty! I’m planning on making some kale chips soon, and was wondering what I was going to make with the rest of it. (They sell them in huge bags in my area) This looks like the perfect recipe for it. Happy reveal day! 🙂
What a beautiful recipe! I make something similar with quinoa in it. This is a wonderful recipe. Happy SRC Day!
Sarah E says
Kale & sausage together in soup is so good. I love it. Great pick for today – happy reveal day 🙂
Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines says
Happy Reveal Day~ What a great recipe~ Perfect for the cold weather we have here in Northern WI~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines
Nicole (@hapatite) says
I have to admit that I’m a bit scared of kale in soups, but I love squash so maybe this is the recipe I need to try!
Great soup! Just the other day I think I saw Giada at the FoodTV making a soup that I think had more or less the same ingredients, and I made then a mental mark to get the recipe… no need, I can get yours! 🙂
Have a great Reveal Day!
dena @ohyoucook says
Looks like a great soup for this crazy winter we are having.
The Wimpy Vegetarian says
This is the perfect soup for a cold winter day! I’m trying to get a little healthier too. I do pretty well, and then I can tell my fat content creeps up. I just love dessert. Great SRC pick and for the motivation 🙂
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes says
Trying to eat healthier is a resolution I make a few times a year…! This soup will make it much easier! So hearty.
This sounds like such a delicious, hearty soup for this cold winter we’ve been having. Perfect pick this month 🙂
Yum! This looks like the perfect winter meal!
Nora @ Natural Noshing says
Happy Reveal Day! SOO glad you enjoyed this soup – I’ve been making variations of this lately so I am happy that you found it yummy as well! Thanks for the sweet words 🙂 Love your blog!
Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says
What a perfect dish for this insanely cold winter! Great SRC pick!
Such a wonderful winter dish! Love the combination of ingredients.
Yum! I love soup with Kale and sausage! Great choice for a winter day. Visiting from group D
Emily @ Life on Food says
This soup looks wonderful. I pretty much want soup all the time right now with the cold weather. Great pick!
Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories says
I love food too and this looks delicious. Great choice!