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This White Bean, Sausage and Kale Soup is creamy, spicy and all around delicious. With a rich and hearty broth, it’s perfect for warming up during those cold winter months.
My family is obsessed with soup! If yours is like mine, you’ve got to try some of our other favorites, like Homemade Chicken Soup, Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach and Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup.
It’s finally getting chilly here in Southern California, which means it’s dipping down to the high-50s at night. It also means it’s soup season, which is my very favorite season of all!
Soup is pretty much our favorite thing to eat, and it’s my favorite thing to cook. Ask my kids what their favorite thing is the mom cooks and they are likely to say Kale Soup! People actually look at them funny but they love my Sausage and Kale Soup. Truth be told, I love all of our soup recipes, but this one that I’m about to share with you, this one is my new favorite.
Because we were moving, I had a month’s worth of clean-out-the-pantry type cooking. I came across these two cans of Cannellini beans, unsure of what to do with them. I knew that I loved beans in soup, but determining what kind of soup was a mystery. During this time we ate dinner at Olive Garden, and I indulged in my favorite Zuppa Tuscana. That’s when inspiration struck and I decided THAT is what I could do with the white beans! They take the place of the potato, the spicy andouille sausage (which is amazing in this soup by the way) would take the place of the Italian sausage.
To say that this soup was perfect would be an understatement. Tender, spicy sausage and creamy white beans complemented by the hearty kale, all swimming in a spicy, rich broth. It’s the ultimate comfort food for a cold, rainy day! Or a hot day in the summer. I would indulge in a bowl of this Sausage and Kale Soup any time of the year.
This is a pretty simple and basic soup recipe, but the flavors are really amazing together.
I don’t typically thicken this soup but you can if you like. Actually you can use these methods to thicken just about any soup!
Sausage and Kale Soup is pretty hearty on it’s own, but a loaf of crusty bread is never a bad call. Homemade Garlic Bread is also quite delicious. Add a big copycat Olive Garden Salad and make it a complete meal. If you want to add a little something to the soup, try some fresh minced parsley and some freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.
Leftover Sausage and Kale Soup should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat carefully in the microwave or on the stovetop (recommended).
If you are planning on freezing this soup, I recommend doing so before adding the cream. Pour the soup into a freezer bag or a container made for the freezer and freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge and heat on the stovetop.
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