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Italian Sausage Soup with Kale and Beans - Hearty and incredibly delicious soup prepared with Italian Sausage, onions, garlic, kale, and beans!

Italian Sausage Soup with Kale and Beans

Katerina | Diethood
Hearty and incredibly delicious soup prepared with Italian Sausage, onions, garlic, kale, and beans!
Servings : 8
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, casings removed you can also use Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, rinsed and sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, rinsed and sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 cans white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 to 8 cups low sodium, low fat beef or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, optional
  • 8 slices crusty baguette, optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat one tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a large dutch oven or soup pot.
  • Add sausage and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes. or until browned, stirring occasionally to break into smaller pieces.
  • Transfer with a slotted spoon to a plate and set aside.
  • Pour remaining olive oil to the soup pot and heat it up.
  • Add onions, carrots, celery, bay leaf, thyme, and Italian seasoning; cook for about 8 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in garlic, salt, pepper, and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  • Mix in kale and cook until it starts to wilt, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Stir in beans, prepared sausage, and broth; bring to a boil. 
  • Lower heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 15 minutes to combine all the flavors. 
  • Remove from heat and take out the bay leaf and sprig of thyme.
  • Divide soup among bowls and top with cheese.
  • Serve with a slice of baguette. (optional)

Nutrition

Calories: 432 kcal | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Protein: 22 g | Fat: 25 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 43 mg | Sodium: 522 mg | Potassium: 1053 mg | Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 4705 IU | Vitamin C: 23.8 mg | Calcium: 150 mg | Iron: 5 mg | Net Carbs: 26 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
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