Italian Kale and White Bean Soup - a hearty & seasonal homemade soup recipe that’s ready in under an hour and is perfect for meal prep. A delicious early fall soup recipe.
The temperatures are starting to drop and the leaves are becoming a beautiful shimmering yellow. That means it’s soup season and honestly, I’m thrilled! The fall season is a personal favorite. The changing leaves, wonderful fall smells, and all the great fall foods.
Think fall veggies like carrots, but there’s still a window of opportunity to use up summer veggies like tomatoes and kale. Homemade stock, creamy white beans and lots of herbs. That’s the simple recipe for this Italian Kale and White Bean Soup.
This soup comes together in under an hour and is perfect for batch cooking to be frozen and enjoyed later. It’s packed with veggies and makes for a hearty and cozy soup - great for dinner on a cool fall evening.
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Ready to make this seasonal Italian Kale and White Bean Soup? Let’s go!
1 - Prep veggies. Dice onions, mince garlic, chop carrots and celery, chop parsley, halve tomatoes and roughly chop kale.
2 - Saute. Heat oil in large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, celery and carrots. Saute for about 10 minutes or until onions are translucent. Remove the sausage casings and add the sausage to the pot, break into small pieces and saute for about 5 minutes.
3 - Boil. Add stock and water, bring to a boil.
4 - Simmer. Add white beans, bay leaf, parsley, rosemary, fennel, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Let simmer for about 10 minutes. Then add tomatoes and kale, remove from heat.
5 - Serve. Remove bay leaf and serve with a slice of bakery fresh bread. Enjoy!
Italian Kale and White Bean Soup: Tips, Tricks and Tools
Invest in a quality stock pot/dutch oven. You don’t need much for this soup recipe but a quality stock pot or dutch oven is essential. You’ll also need a sharp knife and cutting board.
Use homemade stock: Make your own stock with food scraps. Give those scraps a second life, save money and reduce packaging!
Batch cook, freeze later: Make a big batch of this soup and freeze it to enjoy later!
Make it plant-based: Omit sausage or use vegan sausage.
Recipe variations: Use chicken instead of sausage, try spinach instead of kale, if you don’t have fresh tomatoes, use a can of diced tomatoes instead.
We hope you love this hearty Italian Kale and White Bean Soup!
- A simple soup recipe that comes together in under an hour
- Great for meal prep and can be frozen to enjoy later
- A delicious seasonal soup that’s packed with veggies and it’s easily customizable
Love this simple Soup recipe? Check out our other delicious Seasonal Soup recipes like this Lemongrass Butternut Squash Soup or our Vegetable Minestrone Soup.
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Italian Kale & White Bean Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- ½ onion (large) chopped
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 2 carrots (medium) chopped
- 8 oz organic chicken sausage
- 4 cups stock chicken or vegetable
- 2 cups water
- 1 can (15 oz) white beans drained and rinsed
- 1 bay leaf
- ¼ cup parsley roughly chopped
- ½ tablespoon rosemary
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- pepper to taste
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 bunch kale washed, dried, roughly chopped
- Cook: Heat large pot or dutch oven over medium heat, add oil. Once oil is warm, add garlic, onions, celery and carrots and cook for about 10 minutes or until onions are translucent. Remove sausage casings, add to pot and break into small pieces, sauté about 5 minutes.
- Boil: Add stock and water, bring to a boil.
- Simmer: Add beans, bay leaf, parsley, rosemary, salt, fennel, red pepper flakes and pepper. Let simmer about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and kale, remove from heat.
- Eat up: Remove bay leaf before serving with a slice of bakery fresh bread. Enjoy!
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