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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Sausage and Kale Soup is a hearty, but not heavy soup with a ton of flavor. It is easy to make, and so very delicious, and even healthy! simplyhappyfoodie.com #instantpotrecipes #instantpotsweetpotatosausagekalesoup #instantpotsoup #pressurecookersoup

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Sausage and Kale Soup

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Sausage and Kale Soup has amazing flavor. Serve this pressure cooker sweet potato sausage kale soup with some nice crusty bread.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker sausage sweet potato soup recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 386 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Ground Sausage (Sage, Hot, or Italian)
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 Fresh Sage Leaves, chopped (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 1 sprig Fresh Rosemary (don't use dried)
  • 1/2 tsp Coarse Salt (or 1/4 tsp table salt)
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 4 cloves Garlic, pressed or minced
  • 5 cups Chicken Broth, low sodium
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 medium Sweet Potatoes, (about 1 1/4 lbs) peeled and diced
  • 5 oz Kale, chopped


  1. Turn on pressure cooker's sauté function. When display reads "Hot" add the oil. Then add the sausage and onion.

  2. Add the bay leaves, red pepper flakes, sage, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sausage is just cooked.

  3. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute or until it is fragrant.

  4. Add the broth and smoked paprika. Stir well. Put a glass lid on and let it come to a simmer.

  5. Add the sweet potatoes. Put the pressure cooker lid on and lock in place. Set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  6. Cancel the sauté function and set the pot to Pressure Cook (Manual) and use the + or - button (or dial) to choose 5 minutes.

  7. When cook time has finished, let the pot sit undisturbed for 10 minutes (10 minute Natural Release). Then turn the steam release knob to the Venting position and let the remaining steam out.

  8. When the pin in the lid drops down, you can open the lid. Stir in the kale and let it sit for a couple of minutes to wilt the kale.

  9. Stir, taste the soup, adjust salt if desired.

  10. Serve with some crusty bread.