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Rustic Tuscan Soup with Kale

Rated as 4.76 out of 5 Stars

"This hearty soup with cannellini beans, chopped bacon, lots of tomatoes, chicken broth and kale is topped with Parmesan croutons and even more cheese--and it makes enough to serve a hungry crowd!"
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1 h servings 347 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread bread onto baking sheet; drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. cheese and crushed pepper. Bake 10 min.
  2. Meanwhile, cook and stir bacon in large saucepan on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. bacon drippings from pan. Add onions to pan; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Return bacon to pan along with the beans, tomatoes, broth and 1/4 cup of the remaining cheese; stir. Simmer on medium-low heat 20 min., stirring occasionally. Add kale; cook 10 min.
  3. Serve soup topped with croutons and remaining cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 347 calories; 7.2 g fat; 55.2 g carbohydrates; 15.1 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 876 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made this today, I used fire roasted tomatoes and extra kale (about 4-5 cups). I also substituted organic turkey bacon from whole foods. I made the recipe for 5 serving, but still used 32 ou...

I knew this would be good when I saw the recipe and it was great! I added 1 1/2 cups of celery, 1 1/2 cups of carrots and 3 cloves garlic to the onions when it was cooking. I also peeled and di...

I made this for dinner tonight and it was outstanding! The only exception was I used Italian diced tomatoes (all I had on hand). It is a great way to incorporate kale, the super-food, into an ea...

I've just finished making this for supper tonight. I came here looking for a recipe for fresh kale and ham, and so I substituted 1/2" cubes of leftover ham for the bacon. I used 1 tablespoon of ...

Went on this site looking for recipes that use kale. Came across this recipe. Excellent! It is now one of our favorites. Didn't think I would ever like a kale recipe. You proved me wrong!

This soup is SO GOOD. I mistakenly put the red pepper flakes in the broth instead of on the bread, but it is fabulous.

This was surprisingly simple to make and very good. The croutons made the soup; the salt from the cheese and the crushed red pepper added to extra flavor to make this a 5 star soup. I did make...

Made this and whole family loved it! So healthy and full of flavor. Will be making this on a regular basis!

I substituted sour dough bread for the Italian. This is one of the best soups I have ever had. I had two servings. I highly recommend.