Sausage, White Bean and Kale Soup

After the Super Bowl ended, everyone said “What’s next? It should just be summer now”. And as much as I wish it were true. As much as I want to bust out the grill and start planning BBQ’s, we’re still a few months away from summer. The one good thing about this is that it’s still time ladle up a bowl of this soup and curl up on the couch under your favorite blanket for one of the most comforting meals ever.

To be honest, usually when I think comfort food I think of something creamy or buttery or down right bad for me. But this soup is comforting and flat out good for you. One of the biggest reasons that it is good for you is the kale. Kale, honestly is rapidly gaining on spinach as my favorite green. It’s hearty, full of nutrients and holds up really well in soups. If you know you are not a kale fan feel free to substitute spinach in this recipe. However, if you aren’t quite sure if you’re a kale fan, try this soup with kale first .

Sausage, White Bean and Kale Soup Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • 1 pound turkey kielbasa or beef kielbasa
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, drained
  • 1 ( 8 - 10 ounce) bunch kale chopped
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

1

In a large soup pot heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in onions, garlic and crushed red peppers. Cook 2 minutes. Stir in kielbasa. Pour in chicken broth bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.

2

Stir in white beans and kale. Cook 20 minutes or until kale is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Jennifer Elizabeth
    February 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Really good! Ate it for days, thanks.

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    Usha
    March 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I made this soup for dinner tonight. I think I added a little more kale than required. I plucked the leaves from the stem and then weighed the kale. I used 9 oz and it was a little too much. Next time I will cut down on kale. Except for that, the soup was excellent. Both my husband & I loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    R Davis
    March 22, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I made this soup for the office’s St Patrick’s day potluck this year. I was not sure if it would be eaten by anyone since it had kale as an ingredient. Wow, I worried for nothing, it was an overwhelming success. I have loved all your recipes I have tried.

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    Purujoththaman Thangamayl
    February 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    wow. very nice

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown
    February 7, 2011 at 11:07 am

    What a hearty rustic soup!