An easy and delicious way to impress your family and friends! This recipe has a spin on it by using Polish kielbasa instead of linguica. My fiance cannot get enough of this dish Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add kielbasa; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir potatoes into kielbasa mixture, season with salt and pepper, and continue to cook and until the potatoes begin to brown, about 2 minutes.

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  • Pour chicken broth and water into the stock pot; add kidney beans, carrots, and kale. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer for 45 minutes.

  • Stir macaroni into the soup; continue cooking until the macaroni is tender yet firm to the bite, about 15 minutes. more. Top each bowl with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

580 calories; protein 23.4g 47% DV; carbohydrates 60.5g 20% DV; fat 28.2g 43% DV; cholesterol 57.4mg 19% DV; sodium 2718.1mg 109% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2013
This is a wonderfully hearty soup. I increase the beans to two cans and omit the pasta. Sometimes I add a few red pepper flakes to turn up the heat. My son asks me to make this soup on a regular basis. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2015
this was pretty good but i attribute it to the spicy sausage i used.. i made it out of ground turkey using the recipe for Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage Mild Or Hot on this site.. it really flavored the broth.. i used an extra cup of chicken broth b/c the soup looked too thick.. left out the potatoes, pasta, salt, and pepper.. i subbed the kidney beans with great northern.. and only cooked the soup until the veggies were tender.. didn't add the parm.. this was a good base but i think the original recipe would have been salty and overpowered by black pepper Read More
(5)
107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2013
This is a wonderfully hearty soup. I increase the beans to two cans and omit the pasta. Sometimes I add a few red pepper flakes to turn up the heat. My son asks me to make this soup on a regular basis. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2013
I was recently introduced to kale and wanted to find more ways to use it. This was a great way to incorporate it into a soup! I did make some substitutions/omissions based on what I had. I used fresh kielbasa instead of the smoked fully cooked kind because I was out (I think mild Italian sausage would probably also be great) and I also was out of potatoes. I sauteed the onions and sausage in the oil then added the carrots and then the kale before finally putting in the broth. Once that came to a boil I added the macaroni and garlic (without letting it simmer 45 minutes) which was cooked in about 9 minutes and lastly I added the beans. So it ended up being a quick delicious nutritious soup and my husband raved about it all evening. We forgot about the parmesan but I'd like to try that on it next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2013
I was debating between another recipe and this one and am very pleased on choosing this one! Although I did make a couple minor changes it did not alter the basic flavors that the creator intended therefore the high rating. Did cut back on the amount of pepper called for no potatoes on hand so that was omitted and finally thought a little additional flavor would enhance the broth so i added a small amount of dried crushed rosemary. Will be using this one again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2015
I tried the recipe, but I should notate here about using kale from recipe. It says one bunch of kale, but bunches can be quite big and it can overpower other ingredients. I would say use 3 big leaves of kale for this recipe and it would do it. I had to add more chicken broth to make it more soupy instead of a stew. Just use a little bit less kale. I am also put less noodles in this soup, I put half a cup of noodles instead of one cup. I totally omitted salt and put a little bit of pepper. Otherwise, it's very hearty and healthy soup. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2016
I have made this many times and everyone loves it and asks for the recipe. I agree with others that the pasta can be swapped out for another bean. I use black beans in the can. Don't be timid with the kale. It really makes the dish. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2015
this was pretty good but i attribute it to the spicy sausage i used.. i made it out of ground turkey using the recipe for Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage Mild Or Hot on this site.. it really flavored the broth.. i used an extra cup of chicken broth b/c the soup looked too thick.. left out the potatoes, pasta, salt, and pepper.. i subbed the kidney beans with great northern.. and only cooked the soup until the veggies were tender.. didn't add the parm.. this was a good base but i think the original recipe would have been salty and overpowered by black pepper Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2014
This is on my Soup List for certain! The only minor changes I made was to "go easy" on both salt & pepper plus I use sweet Italian sausage as that was what I had in my freezer but will definitely try a Polish sausage next time. Thank you rn.leeann for this creation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2014
This is the best soup ever! Easy to make delicious and you can freeze it! I use white beans no salt and low sodium broth just a little pepper and do not always add the pasta. Doesn't matter this soup is always a hit! I have even used sweet potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2014
This is my new favorite soup recipe. DELICIOUS. You could make this exactly as is and it would be SUPERB! That said I personally left the pasta & parmesan out and it was still perfect didn't even miss it and healthier:) I also used ground italian sausage just cause that's what I have - IF you do this reduce the salt or eliminate it all together and add to taste. SUPER flexible - add more of whatever veggie you want and just bump up the liquid if necessary I'm thrilled I tried this. Read More
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