With pumpkin, sausage, kale, mushrooms and sage, this Pumpkin, Sausage and Kale Soup is an irresistible fall recipe! A great alternative to sweet pumpkin soups, this soup is savory, hearty and flavorful.
There’s something so comforting about a warm bowl of pumpkin soup on a cold fall day. Even though we rarely see cold autumn days here in Florida, I’ve never let that stop me from embracing all things fall related as soon as September hits (as you can see by my abundance of fall themed posts). Though it may not be cold outside, this flavorful fall soup is one of my new favorite ways to get into the fall spirit!
Sage sausage, along with fresh thyme and mushrooms, bring a hint of Thanksgiving flavors to the soup. It’s also full of protein and fiber, thanks to the pumpkin, kale and sausage. Just one bowl of this soup makes a hearty meal, but, with a soup this delicious, it may be hard to resist going back for more. And with just 9 ingredients and simple prep, this one pot recipe is great for a busy week night!
Pumpkin, Sausage and Kale Soup
- 12 oz. Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage
- 1 small onion minced
- 1 TBS garlic minced
- 1 TBS fresh thyme leaves
- 8 oz. fresh mushrooms chopped
- 15 oz. can of pumpkin
- 1 small bunch of kale de-stemmed
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- In medium pot, brown sausage, then drain.
- Return sausage to pot and add onions, garlic, mushrooms and sage.
- Cook until juices from veggies are almost evaporated, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add kale (torn to be about the size of spinach leaves) and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add pumpkin and broth, mixing together well.
- Bring to boil, then simmer over medium low heat for 20 minutes.
- Add milk, salt and pepper (to taste), and cook for 10 additional minutes.
I owe a huge thank you to my husband, who happens to be an incredible home chef. I described the flavors and ingredients I had in mind for this soup and he put it together, along with several insightful ideas of his own!
What’s your favorite fall recipe?
I’ve never had this before and I also have to pass it on to my daughter and daughter in law who love to cook. How exciting to discover brand new food to make!!! I love you gals who share recipes. Thank you!
Great looking soup! My favorite is Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai). Pinning to try this.
Thai coconut sounds delicious! Thanks for pinning!
Sounds delicious!!! I wonder what it would be like without mushrooms (not a fan) what could I use in place of them? Thank you for sharing at TaDa Thursday!!! Pinning and sharing….and cooking 😉
I make a kale, sausage and potato hand pie. I never even considered trying pumpkin with it. I shall try it for sure. Pinned and thanks for posting.
I saw your hand pie recipe the other day and it looked delicious!! If I weren’t gluten intolerant I would have already made it, lol. I’m thinking about asking my husband to make a gluten free version for me! I hope you enjoy the soup!
Hey Rachel, this sounds delicious! Pinning it because I am feeling the need for some soup right about now.
Have a great day.
Thanks Lynn! It really is a delicious fall soup. I hope you enjoy it!
This looks so good! It is always raining this time of year in the pnw, so soups are always my go-to. I will be trying your recipe this week. Thank you!
I hope you enjoy it!
I never tried pumpkin soup, may have to some day, thanks for sharing!
There are so many great pumpkin soups out there! Some are sweet, but this one is savory.
That’s awesome that you and your husband can just come up with a recipe like this! That’s awesome that it turned out so tasty! Thanks so much for linking up at Celebrate the Season and sharing this post.
Thanks Melony! Yes, I’m blessed that my husband is an amazing chef. He does a great job with pulling together flavors.
Melinda Maxwell Baker
When do you add the sage?
Thanks for bringing this to my attention! Add the sage along with the garlic, mushrooms and onions.
The Ingredients say Thyme, but the instructions say Sage. Which is it? I’ve made this and added both. (It’s delicious!)