1lb Italian sausage, ½ sweet ½ hot, skin removed
3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
½ large Vidalia onion, chopped
¼ cup cooked and crumbled bacon
4 cloves garlic, minced
32oz chicken broth
1 cup chopped kale
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp flour
Salt and pepper
Brown the sausage in a skillet, breaking it up(not too small) as it browns.
Place the cooked sausage, chicken broth, garlic, potatoes and onion in a crockpot and add just enough water to cover the ingredients. Cook on high for 4 hours (low for 6) until the potatoes are tender.
With 30 minutes left to cook, mix the flour with the cream, whisking to remove any lumps. Add to the soup.
Add the kale and the bacon and stir. Cook on high for 30 minutes or until the soup has thickened. Add the seasonings to taste.