Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Kale Soup with Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Aggies Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Paleo

This Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Kale Soup with Sweet Potatoes is hearty yet perfect for a light fall dinner. Paleo friendly and low carb. Throw all your ingredients in the crock pot and dinner is set!


  • 2 tablespoons ghee or bacon drippings
  • 1 lb bulk uncooked sweet Italian chicken sausage
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 large bunch kale, leaves removed from stems and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 quarts chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Heat the ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken sausage to the pan and break it up into small bits as it cooks.
  2. When the most of the sausage is cooked, add the onion to the pan. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the onion begins to soften and become translucent. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for another minute or so. Transfer the sausage mixture to a 4-quart slow cooker.
  3. Add the sweet potato cubes, kale, chicken stock, vinegar and red pepper flakes.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours (or 3 to 4 hours on high).
  5. Taste and add more salt or vinegar if necessary before serving.

Keywords: paleo, slow cooker, crock pot, sweet potato, sausage, kale