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Sausage, Kale and Bean Soup

    This fast and easy soup recipe is made with sweet Italian sausage, hearty kale, and creamy white beans. 

    Sausage and Kale soup in a bowl

    We make soup at least once a week, all year round. One soup, in particular, that is on constant rotation is this hearty Italian sausage, kale, and white bean soup.

    My kids love Italian sausage and white beans so I almost always have them on hand. We buy bags of kale each week for smoothies so this is a great dish to have on hand when the greens start to get a bit wilted. Spinach would work well too.

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    In fact, if I’m not making this soup I’m making this sausage, bean and kale pasta.  What can I say? I love a one-pot dish.

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    Why is Kale good for you?

    Kale is one of my favorite greens to cook with because it doesn’t simply melt into your dish. It has a unique, earthy flavor and is sturdy enough to handle high temperatures.

    The nutritional benefits of kale are countless. There are almost too many to list….but we all know I can’t resist naming a few. Kale is high in vitamin C, beta carotene and lutein. It is considered a powerful anti-oxidant and is widely believed to have cancer-fighting agents. Regardless, it tastes delicious and I’m confident your family will gobble up this hardy and satisfying soup.

    If you want to give this soup a bit of a kick, use hot Italian sausage or sprinkle in a little chili flakes. Freshly grated parmesan is always delicious sprinkled on top before serving as well.

    Your spoon is waiting.

    Sausage and Kale soup in a bowl

    Sausage, Kale and Bean Soup

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    This fast and easy one-pot soup recipe is made with sausage, hearty kale and creamy white beans. The perfect solution for a cold day!
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 25 mins
    TOTAL: 30 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 4 links Italian turkey sausage (or pork)
    • 1 medium onion (diced)
    • 2 cloves garlic (grated)
    • 8 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
    • 15 ounces fire roasted diced tomatoes
    • 15 ounces cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
    • 4 cups kale (torn)
    • salt and pepper to taste


    • Pre-heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat and spark with cooking spray. Add diced onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 6-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
    • Remove sausage from casings and brown in pan along with the onions, breaking up with wooden spoon or potato masher into bite-sized pieces. Cook until sausage is golden brown, about 8-9 minutes.
    • Stir in chicken broth using a wooden spoon to scrape up browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add tomatoes and beans then bring pot to a boil. Stir in kale then reduce to low. Simmer for 20 minutes. Check for seasoning before serving, 


    How do I reduce the sodium count?
    To reduce sodium count, look for chicken broth with low sodium and sausage with low sodium. 


    Serving: 3cupsCalories: 354kcalCarbohydrates: 32.8gProtein: 29.6gFat: 11.4gSaturated Fat: 2.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 8.9gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1051mgFiber: 7.3gSugar: 4.6g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


        1. I love this soup. I mean I really love this soup. I’m not the greatest cook, don’t always have patience and I don’t like cleaning. This soup accomplished what I need! Something my family will eat that tastes good, isn’t a big clean up and is easy. My family and friends love this soup. I love it. I’m going to try making kale chips with the extra kale I have. Thank you.

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