Turkey Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup

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This hearty turkey sausage, kale and white bean soup is loaded with fiber and is a very satisfying meal on a chilly evening.

This hearty turkey sausage, kale and white bean soup is loaded with fiber and is a very satisfying meal on a chilly evening. Top this with some good grated cheese like Parmigiano Reggianno or Locatelli (I always splurge on grated cheese) and a nice piece of crusty bread for a wonderful meal for 4 under $10.Turkey Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup

Top this with some good grated cheese like Parmigiano Reggianno or Locatelli (I always splurge on grated cheese) and a nice piece of crusty bread for a wonderful meal for 4 under $10. More soup recipes I love are Chicken Noodle Soup, Lasagna Soup and Roasted Cauliflower Chowder.

This Italian white bean soup is one of my favorites when I’ m looking for a hearty soup. The cannellini beans and the sausage make this a high protein meal with about 35g per serving as well as high in fiber. It’s also a great gluten free soup. You can even turn it into a vegan or vegetarian white bean soup by simply swapping the turkey sausage out for a plant based sausage and using vegetable stock in place of chicken stock.

For this soup I used my homemade turkey sausage. But if you’re on a time hunch, feel free to use your preferred sausage.

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This hearty turkey sausage, kale and white bean soup is loaded with fiber and is a very satisfying meal on a chilly evening. Top this with some good grated cheese like Parmigiano Reggianno or Locatelli (I always splurge on grated cheese) and a nice piece of crusty bread for a wonderful meal for 4 under $10.
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Turkey Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup

320.5 Cals 33 Protein 15 Carbs 13 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Soup
CUISINE: American
This hearty turkey sausage, kale and white bean soup is loaded with fiber and is a very satisfying meal on a chilly evening. Top this with some good grated cheese like Parmigiano Reggianno or Locatelli (I always splurge on grated cheese) and a nice piece of crusty bread for a wonderful meal for 4 under $10.

Ingredients

  • 1.25 lb homemade turkey sausage meat
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 bunch kale - rinsed, leaves removed from the ribs & rough chopped
  • 1 cup Cannellini or Northern beans - drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups fat free chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small pinch dried red pepper flakes, optional
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a medium sized pot.
  • Add sausage meat breaking it up with a spatula or wooden spoon into large chunks.
  • When completely cooked, add garlic and saute for 2 - 3 minutes (careful not to let the garlic burn).
  • Add the water, stock, beans and red pepper flakes (if using) and stir thoroughly.
  • Simmer on low for 10 minutes, covered.
  • Throw in kale and allow to simmer for another 10 minutes covered. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide into four bowls and serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups, Calories: 320.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 697mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 1g
WW Points Plus: 9
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  1. I made this with italian turkey sausage. I had no kale so i used a bag of spinach and also added some little dutch yukon potatoes i quartered and i had some green bean i cut into inch pieces. And also added. They were changes i made because it was what I had.
    It was delicious especially the leftovers the next day. To be noted I have made it previously as written by Gina and it is also wonderful. Sometimes you just have to make substitutions. Went shopping today again no kale! I really love this filling soup.
    I served with french bread and topped soup with parmesan. I used no salt in any thing except for the cheese.

  2. I like the taste but wish it was thicker. Any suggestions to make it that way?

  3. This was bland at first. I added sautéed onion and garlic powder (another garlic clove would have helped), salt, extra red pepper flakes, and white pepper. It was perfect and not too spicy. 

  4. This soup really impressed me. The flavor was outstanding! I only added a pinch more of the red pepper because I personally like things a tad on the spicier side. Preperation was super simple and it was done in no time at all.

  5. This is a great recipe I have made many times-in fact it has become our Christmas Eve meal with good bread, cheese, and Christmas goodies!  

  6. I’ve made this for years.  I rarely make a recipe as written, and this one is no exception.  
    I use flavored turkey or chicken sausage, such as Andouille, anything from Casual Gourmet brand or Sabatinos.  Just don’t use anything with a mozzarella or feta cheese. The cheeses tend to get stringy in the broth.  My favorite is Red Pepper & Spinach chicken sausage from Casual Gourmet. The flavored sausages give much more flavor than turkey alone does.  
    I brown the sliced sausage along with the garlic and onions.  
    I add sliced heirloom, organic tri colored carrots, and celery as well.
    I also use bok choy instead of kale, cooking the white stem portion first and adding the green tops only a minute or two before serving.  Once again more flavor. 
    I also add a good helping of spices like Trader Joes Everyday Seasoning in addition to the red pepper flakes. Any of the spice blends for chicken or pork work well here.  
    Serve with a nice crusty loaf of bread for a great low cal meal!

  7. Hi there, I just made this soup. It was amazing, simple, tasteful and very satisfying. I did add 2 links of sweet Italian sausage without the casting. I will definitely will be making this again, I will cream some of the beans next time.

  8. Can you make this ahead of time for the next day???

  9. I can’t get the link to the sausage recipe to work. Help!

  10. I made this over the weekend and it was delicious. I wanted a bigger batch so I used two cans of beans and 1 ea extra of broth and water. I also added a parmesan rind. I’ll definitely make it again and maybe puree one of the cans of beans to make it creamier/thicker.

    I only used 4 store bought turkey sausages (approx 13 ozs) and plugged the ingredients into the WW app. It came to 3 freestyle points per serving based on a six serving batch.