White bean sausage soup is ready in a flash and full of hearty flavor.
I turn to soups a lot around here because they are quick, easy, and versatile. Plus I love how they always make a big batch so I don’t have to worry about what to have for lunch the next day — it’s already done!
This white bean sausage soup is one of my favorite soups, because it’s full of flavorful ingredients like smoked sausage, white beans, and tomatoes. You might not consider kale in your soups, but kale is a wonderful addition, especially if you are counting on those leftovers I mentioned.
Because kale is a sturdier green, it takes longer to cook, which means it will hold up better in a soup that you’re saving for later. You only need to cook it until slightly soft and bright green to enjoy it on the first night, and in later bowls the kale will soften up more in reheating.
For this recipe I left the pieces of each ingredient a bit large, but you can definitely take the time to chop them smaller if you like. You’re going to love how easy this is, really. A little bit of slicing and can opening, and you’re halfway there! You don’t even need to chop up the kale, just tear the leaves into pieces off the stems after washing.
The flavors of this white bean sausage soup are mild enough for kids, but the combination of ingredients makes it feel oh-so grown up. If you like, serve the soup up with crunchy croutons or hot sauce on the side, and don’t forget to have some rolls on hand, like these buttermilk herb rolls that are just perfect for dunking into broth.
Get the recipe over at the Recipe.com What’s Cooking blog!
For more tasty inspiration, check out my Soups and Stews board on Pinterest!