It’s soup weather here again. I think the high was 65 degrees. Yesterday? It was almost 90. I know…ridiculous right? The kids were swimming yesterday – today they were in long sleeves.
So once again it’s time to pull out a good soup recipe. So many people loved my Albondigas Soup (AKA: meatball soup) recipe, so I decided to share another family favorite – Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Kale. Seriously, it’s the ultimate comfort food soup…and it absolutely ridiculously easy to make! Yum!
Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Kale
- 1 pound Italian sausage (if you like spicy like we do, go for the spicy Italian sausage instead of mild)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (I use way more)
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 5 cups of beef broth
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, with juice
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can great Northern beans, undrained
- 2 small zucchini, cubed
- 2 cups kale – packed, rinsed and torn **I’ve also used spinach and it’s just as yummy
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a stockpot or Dutch oven, brown sausage with garlic. Stir in broth, tomatoes and carrots, and season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
- Stir in beans with liquid and zucchini. Cover, and simmer another 15 minutes, or until zucchini is tender.
- Remove from heat, and add spinach. Replace lid allowing the heat from the soup to cook the spinach leaves. Soup is ready to serve after 5 minutes.
And that’s it! Serve with some toasted sourdough bread or garlic bread and a green salad and make it a meal.
Bonus: This soup freezes and reheats really well so make an extra big batch and you’ll have a oops-I-have-nothing-to-make-for-dinner backup meal!
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