This hearty Italian sausage kale soup recipe is ready in under 30 minutes! Loaded with spicy turkey sausage, bright kale and beans, this one-pot meal is an easy dinner for busy weeknights!

Sausage and Kale soup in bowl with crusty bread

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Why we love this sausage kale soup

Key ingredients for this recipe

Step by step instructions

FAQ and Expert Tips

Why we Love this Turkey Sausage Kale Soup

This hearty soup is like a hug in a bowl on a cold day or winter night, and comes together so quickly! It tastes like it simmered all day — you’d never know it took under 30 minutes!

Ingredients for this Recipe

Sausage and Kale soup ingredients in bowls on countertop

Kale

This leafy green is one of the nutrient-dense foods on the planet, and very low in calories! There’s no need to massage the kale for this recipe, either! Just add to the soup at the end and stir until wilted.

Spicy Italian Turkey Sausage

You can use either hot Italian turkey sausage or Italian sausage another spicy pork sausage. Turkey sausage will have less calories and fat than pork sausage. 

Great Northern Beans

Larger than Navy Beans but smaller than Cannellini beans, these medium-sized white beans are known for their mild, nutty flavor and firm flesh. They hold their shape better than Navy beans, so they’re great in soups and stews! You can use canned or dried beans. If you use dried beans, cook them before adding them to this soup.

Carrots

Adding carrots to this hearty Tuscan soup will add vitamin A, K and beta-carotene, which can help lower your diabetes risk and strengthen your bones!

Chicken stock

Either store-bought or homemade chicken broth or stock would work!

Onion

Do a small dice on a medium onion

Garlic cloves

Adding minced cloves of garlic add more depth of flavor to this hearty sausage and kale soup

Bay leaf

Along with salt and black pepper, bay leaf adds another layer of flavor, adding a tea-like aroma to this soup

Lemon Juice

Adds acidity and brightness to the bowl!

Step By Step Instructions To Make This Recipe

step by step instructions on how to make sausage and kale soup

Step One

Add olive oil to dutch oven or large pot over medium heat and add onion. Cook for 5 minutes or until onions are translucent.

Step Two

Add sausage and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes. or until browned, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon to break into smaller pieces. Add garlic and continue to stir until the fragrant.

Step Three

Add chicken stock, carrots, salt, black pepper, and beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Step Four

Add kale and stir until the greens have wilted. Divide individual servings of this delicious soup among bowls, and top with parmesan cheese if desired. Serve with crusty bread!

Sausage and Kale soup in two bowls with crusty bread in bowl

FAQs and Expert tips

Don’t have kale on hand? Swap it with spinach instead.

Like it spicy? Add some red pepper flakes with the rest of the spices in step three above, or sprinkle over top of the soup when serving

Because this is such a simple recipe with minimal ingredients, the quality of the ingredients matter. Homemade stock is best

If you plan on freezing this soup, do so before adding the kale. Cool soup completely and store in an airtight container in the freezer. As you reheat the soup on the stove top in a large soup pot over medium-low heat, add the kale once the soup has come to a boil and stir until wilted. 

Other Recipes to Try

Craving more comfort food? This Instant Pot Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian Black Bean and pork stew that is the ultimate comfort food!

Need another quick meal? This creamy Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup is delicious and on your table in under 30 minutes!

Need a healthy feel good meal? This healthy Instant Pot Minestrone Soup recipe is a quick and easy pressure cooker variation on our reader favorite Minestrone recipe. Also make sure to check out our Tuscan Ribollita too for another Italian classic.

Love one-pot meals? These one-pot Vegetarian Burrito Bowls are quick, easy, healthy and most importantly absolutely delicious!

Our Kale, Potato and Andouille Sausage soup is another hearty sausage soup to try.

Close up shot of sausage and Kale soup  in bowl

Thanks for reading! If you make this recipe please come back and let me know how you like it by leaving a rating and review. 

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Sausage Kale soup with carrots and white beans in bowl

Sausage and Kale Soup


Description

This hearty Italian sausage kale soup recipe is ready in under 30 minutes! Loaded with spicy Italian turkey sausage, bright kale and beans, this one-pot meal is an easy dinner for busy weeknights.


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 lb spicy Italian turkey sausage, casing removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, sliced into rounds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 14 oz can Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 cups chicken broth, homemade
  • 3 cups kale chopped

Instructions

1. Add olive oil to dutch oven or large pot over medium heat and add onion. Cook for 5 minutes or until onions are translucent.

2. Add sausage and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes. or until browned, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon to break into smaller pieces. Add garlic and continue to stir until the fragrant.

3. Add chicken stock, carrots, salt, black pepper, and beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.

4. Add kale and stir until the greens have wilted. Divide individual servings of this delicious soup among bowls, and top with parmesan cheese if desired.

Notes

Don’t have kale on hand? Swap it with spinach instead.

Like it spicy? Add some red pepper flakes with the rest of the spices in step three above, or sprinkle over top of the soup when serving

Because this is such a simple recipe with minimal ingredients, the quality of the ingredients matter. Homemade stock is best

If you plan on freezing this soup, do so before adding the kale. Cool soup completely and store in an airtight container in the freezer. As you reheat the soup on the stove top in a large soup pot over medium-low heat, add the kale once the soup has come to a boil and stir until wilted. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 328
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44 g
  • Fiber: 14 g
  • Protein: 31 g

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