Monday, November 14, 2011

Italian Sausage, White Bean, and Kale Soup

Here is another delicious soup to add to your recipe binder: Italian Sausage, White Bean, and Kale Soup. My daughter loved this soup so much that she claimed the leftovers for her school lunch. Thankfully, her school can accommodate lunches that need to be heated. My daughter's teacher was so impressed by her lunch that week that she even asked for the recipe.

Italian Sausage, White Bean, and Kale Soup

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • ¾ cup shredded carrot
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 (16 oz) cans of white beans
  • 1 bunch of kale, chopped fine
  • ½ tsp pepper

In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage, onion, carrot, and garlic. Break up the sausage into small pieces and cook all the way through.

Add the chicken stock and seasoning and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, stir in the beans, kale, and pepper. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Print recipe for Italian Sausage, White Bean, and Kale Soup.

This post is linked to Hearth and Soul Tuesday Blog Hop and Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways at Frugally Sustainable and Your Green Resource at The Greenbacks Gal and Sunday Night Soup at Easy Natural Food.

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  1. I make a soup that is really similar to this. It is one of my family's favorites. It's actually a soup they request all year - not just in the winter. Your recipe looks so yummy!

  2. This sounds great - the flavors go together so nicely.

  3. I make a recipe similar to this one and it truly is delicious! I think I'll be trying yours, too, as it looks just a little healthier. How do you think it would be if I subbed white beans for pintos? I have some which need to be used.

  4. Barb - I don't know why you couldn't use Pinto beans. If you try it let us know how it turns out.

    Thanks for commenting!

  5. This looks amazing. I may have to try this out on a cold day in... :)

  6. This post is so informative and looks amazing! I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this (and anything else you'd like to share for that matter). I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable today. And, I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday! Here’s the link:

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  7. What a delicious soup! I love white beans and kale in soup, but have never added sausage. I bet it makes a tasty addition. Thanks for sharing this with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  8. You made it:) Thank you so very much for linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways:) I'm so happy to "meet" you! I am totally loving your blog and your posts! I really hope you make Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways a part of your Wednesdays! And keep the great posts comin'
    Very sincerely,
    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable

  9. I'm posting this to my fb page this morning:) Thanks again!

  10. Totally needed this for this weekend.

  11. This looks really tasty - I love any soup with sausage in it :) If you love soup, I'm hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday. I would love it if you would come over and post this recipe. Here's a link to last Sunday’s carnival, so you can see what it’s all about!

    I hope to see you there!

  12. Looks yummy! I think I might try this minus the sausage; I am not a meat eater! :)

  13. This soup sounds absolutely scrumptious - perfect comfort food! Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  14. hi,

    I know you have a recipe binder would you mind sharing how your organize your recipes. Also how do you find the recipes for meal planning if you have many in one category?


  15. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night. I'll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I'd love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe!

  16. Hi BJ,

    Here is a link to a post I wrote about my recipe binder. I didn't go into too much detail, but you have given me an idea for an upcoming post...thanks.

  17. Do you use Chicken stock or broth? The list of ingredients say "stock" but in the directions you say "broth".

    1. I use my homemade stock. I never use broth, so I'm not sure why I originally typed broth. I'm sorry for the confusion.


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