Kale and White Bean Soup With Spicy Sausage

sausage, bean, and kale soup
Diana Rattray
  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Ratings (24)

This is a hearty soup, made with spicy sausage, canned white beans, and chopped kale, along with tomatoes and other vegetables. This soup makes a delicious meal with hot baked cornbread or crusty warm rolls.

I made this with​ great northern beans and spicy andouille sausage. Polish sausage or another type of smoked sausage may be used as well.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 8 to 12 ounces andouille sausage (or smoked sausages, diced or thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves  garlic (minced)
  • 1 bunch kale, chopped (about 8 to 10 cups)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 (15 oz) can beans (e.g., great northern or navy beans, drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Optional: Dash Tabasco sauce (or similar hot pepper sauce)

How to Make It

  1. In a large skillet or sauté pan heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions, bell pepper, celery, carrots, and sausage. Sauté, stirring, until onion is just tender.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add kale and garlic; cover and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients; cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  5. Taste and adjust salt, as needed.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 381
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 777 mg
Carbohydrates 51 g
Dietary Fiber 14 g
Protein 21 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)