Spicy Sausage, White Bean, and Kale Soup

16 Aug

Thanks to my friend Bridgid for the inspiration on  this one. She is always raving about how easy and delicious this soup is. This recipe really is easy, quick to make, and tastes great.

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 medium yellow onion, diced

1 package of Boulder Hot Italian Sausage (spicy is key)

1 quart of organic chicken stock

1 28oz can of organic stewed tomatoes (I used Muir Glen)

1 can of sodium-free cannellini beans (I used Eden Organic)

1 bunch of kale, de-stemmed and rough chopped

pinch of red pepper flakes

1/4c fresh basil, chopped

shredded parmesean cheese to top it off


Sautee onion and garlic in a pan with a little EVOO for a few minutes to release flavor, and then brown sausage in the same pan chopping it into smaller bite-size pieces as it cooks. Once sausage is almost fully cooked, add one quart of organic chicken stock and your can of stewed tomatoes making sure to break the tomatoes into bite-sized pieces. Add your can of beans and about half of the chopped kale, and then let your soup simmer for about 10minutes. Add the basil and the rest of the kale at the end so that it retains its green color and slightly crunchy texture, and cook soup  for just a few more minutes until kale is slightly wilted. 

Serve soup with a sprinkle of shredded parmesean or romano cheese and some crunchy bread.


4 Responses to “Spicy Sausage, White Bean, and Kale Soup”

  1. frugalfeeding August 16, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    That photo is glorious. I love dishes like this, I have done similar things myself.

    • Meg August 17, 2011 at 8:51 am #

      Thanks so much for the compliment! I just checked out your AMAZING blog and am now following as well.

  2. PEPPERMEISTER! August 16, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    This looks like a very great recipe. I make a very similar meal with escarole but I mashed about 1/3 of the beans into the soup to give it a nice thickness. I can’t wait to try the Kale and I think I may need to add more than a pinch of pepper flakes! I like it hot.

    • Meg August 17, 2011 at 8:54 am #

      Sounds like a delicious version as well! The sausage I bought was very spicy already (I like it hot too) so extra pepper flakes weren’t needed. I think mashing some of the beans could add a nice element to the dish, great idea 🙂

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