Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup


A comforting white bean soup with spicy sausage and leafy kale. Easy to put together and delicious on a cold winter's day. You can substitute another sausage, onion instead of shallots, and other greens for the kale, and it will still be tasty!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 cup dry navy beans

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 large bunch kale, rinsed, stemmed and chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound spicy linguica sausage, sliced

  • 1 cup chopped shallots

  • 4 cups chicken broth, divided

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste


  1. Place beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand at room temperature for 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse before using.

  2. Pour 4 cups water into a pressure cooker and add beans. Close the lid and cook until beans are soft, about 25 minutes. Use the natural release method to release pressure. Do not drain.

  3. Bring a separate pot of salted water to a boil. Cook kale in boiling water until bright green and tender, about 2 minutes. Drain in a strainer and cool under cold running water. Set aside.

  4. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot. Cook linguica sausage in hot oil, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pot with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  5. Add shallots to the same pot; cook and stir until soft, about 3 minutes. Pour in a splash of chicken broth and scrape up any browned bits of sausage.

  6. Return sausage to the pot. Add beans and their cooking liquid. Stir in remaining chicken broth. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Add kale and cook for about 4 minutes more. Season with hot sauce, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
18g Fat
21g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 980mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 710mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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