Spicy sausage, kale, and potato soup. Easy to make. Olive Garden Clone.
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat until it shimmers. Add the sausage. Cook, crumbling the sausage, until no pink spots remain. Drain oil. This step is very important. (see note below)
Add diced onions. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are soft, about two minutes. Add garlic, basil, and oregano. Stir. Cook an additional minute.
Draining the Fat
It's important to drain the excess fat from the sausage after cooking or the soup can turn out unpleasantly greasy.