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Rustic Tuscan Soup with Kale

Rated as 4.78 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
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 55.2 15.1 8 876 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.

MAKE IT! You won't regret it! This a wonderfully rich and hearty soup that I would be proud to serve to guests. I made it exactly as the recipe was written and will continue to make this as a...

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!