Sausage Kale Soup

What’s it like having a cold as a mom? It’s just like a regular cold, but no one cares (especially my busy testing two year old). So when I need to feel better fast I turn to my favorite soup. Sausage Kale Soup. It’s chock full of meat, beans, veggies, and much more! Helping me get over this mom cold.

  • around 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, I like using Johnsonville mild Italian
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, rinsed and sliced (you can use baby carrots if that’s all you have on hand)
  • 3 celery stalks, rinsed and sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 cans white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 boxes of Swanson chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese to serve


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

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