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Sausage Kale Bean Soup

This Sausage Kale Bean Soup recipe is bursting with so much flavor and texture. Every spoonful is loaded with smoked sausage, veggies, and beans. You are going to want seconds.

Sausage Kale Bean Soup

I love this soup on a cold winter day. It is exactly what I want to have in my bowl and curl up next to the fire. All the flavors work so well together.

Plus it is filling. The slices of sausage, chunks of potatoes, and beans make this soup a complete meal.

I am sure Sausage Kale Bean Soup will become one of your favorite soup recipes.

Sausage Kale Bean Soup

The Sausage

You can swap out the beef smoked sausage for beef kielbasa. This will be based on your preference.

When I make this soup I sometimes buy 1 smoked sausage rope and 1 kielbasa rope. My husband prefers the kielbasa. I barely notice a difference in the flavors. 

The hardest part about this recipe is not snacking on the browned sausage while the soup cooks. The sausage cooking smells so good.

Nobody will miss one or two pieces of smoked sausage, right?

The Beans

Rinse your beans. When you open your cans of beans you will notice a thick liquid.

It is worth the extra step to pour your beans in a colander and give them a quick rinse.

The Kale

You don’t need to take a knife to the kale. Simply rip the leaves off the stem. Then tear the leaves into bite-size pieces.

Then massage the kale by squeezing it in your hands. This will give the kale a silky texture.

When you toss in the kale it will look like a lot. Don’t worry, the kale will cook down.

The Potatoes

At the grocery store bag up a couple of handfuls of red potatoes. Use the produce scale. You don’t want too many potatoes otherwise your soup will get starchy.

The Broth

You can add in extra chicken broth to thin the consistency to your liking. However, I don’t recommend adding more broth until everything is in the pot.

Adding an extra cup of broth at the end will only take a minute to heat through.

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Sausage Kale Bean Soup

Handling Leftovers

This hearty soup is bound to have leftovers. I am always full after 1 bowl. 

  • Due to the starches in this soup, the leftovers are only good for one day. 
  • As the soup sits starches are released into the broth. 
  • Reheat on the stove over medium heat until heated through.
  • Or reheat in the microwave in 60 seconds intervals stirring in between until heated through. 

Sausage Kale Bean Soup Recipe

Sausage Kale Bean Soup
5 from 8 votes

Sausage Kale Bean Soup

Sausage Kale Bean Soup A flavorful soup that can be thrown together quickly.
Course Soup
Keyword kale soup, Sausage Kale Bean Soup, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 290 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 2 Beef Smoked Sausage ropes sliced into coins
  • 40 oz. chicken broth
  • 16 oz. can of red kidney beans drained
  • 15.5 oz. can of Cannellini beans drained
  • 3/4 pound red potatoes cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 large Kale leaves rinsed and torn into small pieces.
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • pepper to taste


  1. Put your coined sausage into your soup pot and brown. Stirring occasionally for about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Remove the sausage. Do not drain fat.
  3. Add the chicken broth, both beans, and potatoes.
  4. Cover and cook for 15 minutes over medium heat.

  5. Massage your kale pieces, scrunching it in your hands for a few minutes. This will soften the texture of the kale.
  6. Toss in the kale and stir it in.
  7. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  8. Add the smoked sausage, red wine vinegar, and pepper to the pot and stir.

  9. Heat through.
  10. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Add more chicken broth for a thinner consistency.

Nutrition Facts
Sausage Kale Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving (10 oz)
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.9g4%
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 10.6mg4%
Sodium 319.2mg14%
Potassium 936mg27%
Carbohydrates 44.6g15%
Fiber 16.4g68%
Sugar 1.6g2%
Protein 19.9g40%
Vitamin A 3640IU73%
Vitamin C 36.8mg45%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Adapted from Alton Brown’s Christmas Soup

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