Spicy Italian Sausage, White Bean and Kale Soup

I saw this soup recipe on the New Seasons website and decided to try it out.

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It fit my criteria of a short ingredient list, easy preparation, and a healthy combo of protein and veggies. I was temped to add more hot peppers as I really like things spicy, but stuck to the recipe and I’m glad I did. It is just the right amount of spicy. This is a great weekend make-ahead meal, in fact I doubled the recipe and froze half of the soup. I also let it simmer on low for about an hour once I had all my ingredients in the pot.

Try it this week and let me know what you think in the comments below…

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Spicy Italian Sausage, White Bean, And Kale Soup


  • 1 lb of spicy Italian pork sausage
  • 1 cup onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 2 cans of white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch kale, washed and thinly sliced


  1. In a large stock pot or heavy pan brown the sausage for about ten minutes on medium/high heat.
  2. Add onions and cook until translucent.
  3. Add broth and beans and bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to low.
  4. Add kale and simmer for ten minutes.


Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based personal trainer and licensed massage therapist. She offers this recipe to tickle your taste buds. Please see your medical professional for specific dietary advice.