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Peppery Sausage White Bean Kale Soup

This simple, hearty, savory soup is a signature of the cold weather season. Soul-warming.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword bean and kale soup, cannellini bean soup, sausage kale soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 (total yeild: 4 quarts)
Calories 168 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 medium Yellow Onion chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery (with leaves), chopped
  • 2 large Carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 ½ pound loose Spicy Italian Sausage
  • 2 large Tomatoes cored and chopped
  • 1 29-ounce can Cannellini Beans (or other white bean), drained
  • 1 quart Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 bunch Curly Kale leaves stripped from stems and hand shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper


  1. In a large pot (6 quarts or larger), brown the Italian Sausage over medium heat (5 minutes).

  2. Add the onion, celery and carrots; cook 10 minutes stirring frequently.
  3. Add the tomatoes and cook 5 minutes; stirring frequently.
  4. Add the cannellini beans, chicken broth and 1 quart water. Turn heat to high, bring to a boil then reduce heat bringing the soup to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the kale leaves, stirring to combine with soup. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper (taste to ensure it meets your personal preference).
Nutrition Facts
Peppery Sausage White Bean Kale Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 485mg20%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1780IU36%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.