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Kale and White Bean Soup with Sausage. www.keviniscooking.com
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Kale and White Bean Soup with Sausage

Slow simmered white beans get a kick in flavor from hot Italian sausages and then a healthy helping of chopped kale. Fresh herbs and vegetables make this a meal with plenty of leftovers to freeze for another date.  Dried beans need to be soaked over night or try my
Quick Soak Method.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 50 mins
Total Time4 hrs
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian, Western
Keyword: italian sausage, kale soup recipe, sausage and bean soup
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 294kcal


  • 16 oz white navy beans
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 large carrots chopped
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 3 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 4 sprigs of thyme tied
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb Hot Italian Sausages
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups fresh kale stems removed, chopped
  • Fresh parmesan cheese


  • Soak the beans overnight in cold water covering the beans by 1 inch.
  • Rinse and drain the excess water from soaked beans and add fresh water to cover by 1 inch in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, add the chicken stock, chopped onion, carrot, celery, garlic and herbs. Bring to a boil, cover and lower heat to simmer for 3 hours or until beans are soft, but not mushy.
  • While beans are cooking, prick holes in sausages with fork and pan fry until browned on all sides and cooked through. When cooled, slice into 1/4” slices. Set aside on paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • After beans are cooked add the sausage slices and chopped kale leaves. Stir to incorporate, cover and allow to rest for 20 minutes. Season to taste, grate fresh Parmesan cheese on top and serve with crusty bread.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 972mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3155IU | Vitamin C: 29.7mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 4.9mg