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Italian Sausage Kale Soup in a bowl

Italian Sausage Kale Soup Recipe

This Italian sausage kale soup is packed with leafy kale, savory Italian sausage, and tender white beans. A light, yet filling weeknight soup!
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword sausage and kale soup, sausage kale soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 164kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 1 lb sausage
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 16 oz canned white beans
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tbsp Better than Bouillon chicken or beef base
  • 1 tsp oil for frying
  • 1 tsp salt adjust to taste


  • If desired, peel the skin/casing off the sausage. Next, cut it into 1/2-inch rings. Optionally, you can brown the sausage a little in a skillet with oil or simply pop it in the soup as-is.
    Browned Sausage in a bowl
  • Dice the onion ad chop the carrots.
    Chopped carrot and onion in bowls
  • Preheat a large soup pot with a bit of oil. Caramelize the onions until golden brown. Next, add in the grated carrots.
    Carrots and onion in a pot
  • Rinse the beans under cool water to remove the canning fluid. Add them into the pot. Next, pour in 3 quarts of hot water and stir in the broth base. Allow it to simmer for 20 minutes.
    Broth in a pot
  • Chop the kale into small pieces. Add the sausage and kale to the soup. Let the soup simmer for 5 minutes and remove it from heat.
    Sausage anf kale in a pot
  • Serve the soup immediately and enjoy!
    Italian Sausage Kale Soup in a pot


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.6mg