Monday, April 25, 2016

Rainy Day White Bean Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe

Hey y'all!  I know it's been a bit since I last posted, but I've been trying to get some spring cleaning done as well as celebrating the birth of my brand new nephew Gage Allen Randall!  So as you can imagine, it's been a little busy around here, but I'm back, and I have a DELICIOUS new recipe for you, my Rainy Day White Bean Sausage and Kale Soup!

The finished bowl of soup, in a white bowl, with the title above.

Spring has finally sprung around here, and with that comes lots and lots of rain.  It's funny because with the warmer temperatures I'm wanting fresher foods, but with all the rain, I just want a big bowl of soup to warm me up.  That's why this Rainy Day White Bean Sausage and Kale Soup is perfect.  Packed full of healthy components, but still warm and hearty!  I can't wait to share it with you so let's get started!

Rainy Day White Bean Sausage and Kale Soup:
*Prep Time:  10 min.  *Cook Time: 20 min. *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings: 6-8


The ingredients needed to make the White Bean Sausage and Kale Soup.

  • 1 lb. of Turkey Smoked Sausage (Or Chicken Sausage), sliced
  • 2 15 oz. cans of Cannelloni Beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 8 c. Low Sodium Organic Chicken Stock
  • 1 bunch of Curly Kale, stemmed and chopped
  • 4-6 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. Dried Thyme
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

Dutch Oven over a flame on the stove.

To begin you will place a heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat, and allow it to get hot.
Add a couple tsp. of oil to the pot.

Smoked Sausage browning in the Dutch Oven.

Now add the sliced smoked sausage to the pot and let it brown.

Onion sautéing in the pan.

Once the sausage has browned, remove it from the pot, and add the onion.
Let the onion cook until it is soft and translucent, about 2-3 minutes.

Garlic being added to the pan with the onions.

 Add the garlic to the pot and let it cook just long enough for you to smell it coming from the pot.

Dried thyme being added to the dutch oven.

Add the dried thyme to the onion and garlic.

The sausage being returned to the pan.

Then return the sausage to the pot.

Chicken stock being added to the pot.

Pour in the chicken stock,

The white beans being added to the pot.

And add the beans.

Salt being added to the pot.

Now add the salt and...

Pepper being added to the pot.

The pepper.

The soup simmering on stove top.

Bring the soup to a boil, then lower to a simmer.
Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes.

The chopped kale on the counter.

While the soup is simmering, stem and chop your kale.

The kale being massaged.

Then gently massage the kale.
I know this makes me sounds crazy.  I mean "MASSAGE THE KALE!?!" but trust me.
Massaging the kale help to take out the bitterness.  It makes a huge difference.

The kale being added to the soup.

Now add the kale to the soup and let it simmer for another 10 minutes.
Then you are ready to serve!

The finished soup.

Just look at this glorious bowl!  Fresh, healthy, this Rainy Day White Bean Sausage and Kale Soup is the perfect meal for ANY day of the week!

A bite of the finished soup.

I'm sorry, but I have to go in for a bite!

I would love to hear about your favorite rainy day meals, so leave them in the comments section below, and be sure to get in the kitchen and give this Rainy Day White Bean Sausage and Kale Soup a try TONIGHT!  You won't regret it!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~


  1. This looks wonderful! No matter what the weather, I am loyal soup eater! I just may try this tonight!
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    1. Thank you! And I would love to hear what you think!