Sausage, White Bean & Kale Soup

I’m thinking of things I can have in the house over the next couple of weeks that will fill the kids while they’re off from school or be a great meal in a pinch if friends or family stop by. I stumbled on this soup recipe from A Pinch of Yum last week and it’s just as delicious as it is easy to make. And if I’m being honest, it tasted even better the day after I made it. This is a great recipe to have in your holiday rotation. It easily serves 4-6.

What You Need

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3–4 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage (mild or hot)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1–2 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 2% to make this a little healthier)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper and lemon juice

What You Do

  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 (or milk of your choice), salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste. Add some crusty bread and a salad on the side and you have yourself a very nice dinner in mere minutes.



My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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