Kale White Bean and Sausage Soup


Looking for a simple soup that is sure to please to add to the dinner rotation? This recipe has got you covered! This soup is destined to be a definite crowd pleaser. My whole family absolutely loved it! And bonus, I love how easy it was to make!

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This soup is packed with nutrition from all the kale and protein packed cannellini beans (and the remaining veggies of course), then I love the depth of flavor the sausage adds. It gives all those healthy ingredients just what they need to make it perfect. Even though it’s just a soup it is completely hearty and filling so you won’t need to add much more to your meal, if anything (although can you ever go wrong with a side of fresh bread and butter). This is a recipe you’ll likely find yourself turning to time and time again. I know I’m going to!



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Kale White Bean and Sausage Soup

5 from 14 votes

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 12 oz beef Polska Kiebasa Sausage , sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots (about 3)
  • 1 1/3 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 (14.5 oz cans) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary , crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 6 oz kale , thick ribs removed, chopped (about 1 1/2 bunches. 5 oz if using pre-cut)
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • Shredded parmesan cheese , for serving


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until slightly browned, tossing occasionally, about 5 minutes. Remove sausage, while leaving oil in pan, and drain sausage on a plate lined with paper towels and set aside.
  2. Return pot with oil to medium heat, add carrots, onion, and celery and saute 3 minutes (while scraping bottom of pan to get the browned bits), add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. Stir in chicken broth, water, parsley, rosemary, oregano and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and allow to gently boil 10 minutes. Add kale and allow to boil 10 minutes longer until kale and veggies are tender. Stir in cooked sausage and cannellini beans (you can add more broth at this point to thin if desired). Serve warm, top each serving with parmesan cheese.
  3. Recipe source: inspired by Gourmet

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  • Home Cook: Don’t boil the kale. Sautee it.

    In fact, sautee the veggies individually according to their cooking time.

    Carrots and celery first, stirring occasionally, until edges have color. Set aside in bowl.

    Then onions, til loose and maybe a hint of color. Add to carrots.

    Then kale, until reduced and dark green in color. Add to other veggies.

    Then garlic, until fragrant and then dump other veggies back on top of garlic and stir.

    Definitely do not boil vegetables for 20 minutes. July 2, 2018 at 11:00pm Reply

  • Louise: Love, love this soup and so does my husband! I add chicken and the flavours are perfect. This is my third time making it. Thank you so much for this recipe. February 27, 2018 at 12:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you like it Louise! February 27, 2018 at 12:37pm Reply

  • Erica: i have made this soup a dozen times. It’s my husbands favorite. It really is delicious. February 18, 2018 at 4:28pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy to hear it – thanks Erica! February 21, 2018 at 10:44am Reply

  • Bonnie: Amazing soup! I will definitely be making this again and again! My whole family loved it! February 15, 2018 at 12:14pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad it was enjoyed! Thanks for your feedback Bonnie! February 16, 2018 at 11:09am Reply

  • Jamie: I constantly crave this soup since I first made it a month ago. I’ve never been a fan of beans, but I’m trying to incorporate them to be more healthful. This soup is perfect for that! The sausage adds this amazing layer of flavor (just the right amount of fat). I’m making a double batch tomorrow because THIS SOUP FREEZES BEAUTIFULLY! And i definitely want to have this on hand all the time. February 3, 2018 at 8:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Jamie! February 5, 2018 at 12:56pm Reply

  • Yolanda Sandoval: I made it and it was delicious!
    I only replaced the cannellini beans with white and kidney beans ( because I couldn’t find them at the grocery store) but it was a hit at home. February 3, 2018 at 7:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Im happy it was enjoyed! Thanks for leaving a review! February 5, 2018 at 1:01pm Reply

  • Elea: Elea..awesome. My husband loved it first time I cooked with Kale. I thought it was going to taste strong the Kale. I didn’t have white beans so I did black beans and I added the tiny shell macaroni. Great soup I would definitely make it again January 22, 2018 at 4:22pm Reply

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