This makes a large batch of soup. Somewhat like borscht, difficult to make a small pot of.
5 mild Italian sausage
5 spicy Italian sausage...chop into little pieces and brown in
3 T olive oil...when browned add
One chopped onion
3 chopped carrots...fry, stirring, until onion is clear
Grate 4-5 garlic cloves, add to pot and stir for a few seconds.
1 carton chicken broth
Fill carton half full with water, swish it around and add.
Peel and dice 5 potatoes and add.
Add one can sliced mushrooms.
One bag frozen chopped kale. Or
Some salt and pepper. Might need more water.
To this I added about 3 cups leftover mashed potato that I had in the fridge.
Simmer in crockpot or low on stove for two to three hours.
Serve with milk or sour cream.
NOTE When in a hurry or incapacitated by a broken wrist I have added frozen hash browns instead of chopping potatoes. I don't think its quite as good but it does work.