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Sausage Kale White Bean Soup

This Sausage Kale White Bean Soup is creamy without being overly heavy and absolutely packed with amazing texture and flavors.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Lunch, Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale soup, potato soup, sausage soup
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 710kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth




  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon roughly chopped
  • 1 pound fully cooked kielbasa sausage sliced into rounds
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 ribs celery diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus more to taste, if necessary
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (32 oz) carton chicken broth
  • 1 pound yukon gold potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 (15 oz) can white beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups diced kale tough stems removed, can replace with chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup finely grated romano, asiago, and parmesan cheese blend
  • Homemade croutons for garnish, if desired
  • Red pepper flakes for garnish, if desired


  • Place bacon in large stockpot over medium heat.
  • Cook until crispy, then reserve grease, but remove bacon and set aside.
  • To the hot pan and grease, add in sausage, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, Italian seasoning, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook, stirring often, until the celery and carrots are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Slowly whisk in chicken broth, then stir in potatoes.
  • Bring to a simmer, then cover and simmer until the potatoes are cooked, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in heavy cream, white beans, kale, cheese blend, and cooked bacon, then taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes, if desired, and enjoy!
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 710kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1461mg | Potassium: 1001mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5214IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 4mg