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Sausage, kale, and bean soup in a bowl with a spoon.

Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Bringing you this creamy, rich Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup! Herby Italian sausage, kale, smoky paprika, creamy beans and potatoes, and a splash of cream. This is a must-make for soup season!


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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 34 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage (mild or hot)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 12 tablespoons flour (optional, makes it a bit thicker)
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • one 15-ounce can of cannellini beans
  • 4 medium potatoes, diced (any kind of potato will work)
  • 2 stalks kale, ribs removed, chopped
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (can sub half and half)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper and lemon juice


  1. Onions, Garlic, and Sausage: Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic; sauté for 10 minutes or until very soft and fragrant. Add the sausage and cook until browned. Drain out excess grease.
  2. Spices: Add the smoked paprika and flour; sauté for one minute.
  3. Veggies: Add broth, a little at a time. Add potatoes; bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add kale and white beans and simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  4. Finish: Add half and half, salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste. VOILA!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sausage soup, sausage and kale soup, sausage and bean soup