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The sausage white bean soup served in a white bowl on a turquoise linen.

Sausage White Bean and Kale Soup

This sausage, white bean and kale soup is loaded with vegetables, including onions, carrots, celery and tomatoes. It gets a ton of flavor from the Italian sausage and the creamy cannellini beans make this soup a meal!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, Italian sausage, white beans
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 505kcal
Author Elizabeth


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Mild Italian Sausage casing removed and torn into small pieces, or use bulk sausage
  • 1 Medium Onion finely diced
  • 2 Medium Carrots diced
  • 1 Celery Rib diced
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (use regular diced tomatoes if you can’t find fire roasted)
  • 6 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) can Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 ounces Fresh Kale – we used prewashed baby kale
  • Salt to taste if needed


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the sausage, cook for 4-5 minutes until browned, stirring frequently and breaking up any large pieces.
  • Add the onions, carrots and celery to the pot and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the garlic and dried oregano. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the diced tomatoes and stir well while gently scraping any bits off the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the chicken broth and stir well. Raise the heat to high and bring the broth to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and cover.
  • Cook the soup at a simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally and make sure it’s not boiling too vigorously, lower the heat if needed.
  • Add the cannellini beans, stir and cover. Continue cooking for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the kale, stir and cook 3-5 minutes until it’s wilted.
  • Taste the sausage and white bean soup and add salt if needed. As a reference we did not add any extra to ours.



When you’re making a dish with prepared/prepackage ingredients like, sausage, canned tomatoes, beans, broth, etc. wait until the dish is finished to add salt. At the very least, use salt sparingly until you’re able to taste it and decide if more is needed.


Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 1553mg | Potassium: 1252mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5589IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 7mg