This soulful soup, made with a Polish twist, uses kielbasa for a hearty meal to enjoy on those cool autumn evenings.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Roll kale leaves into tight tubes and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips.

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  • Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir kielbasa in hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir green onion with sausage; cook until onions soften, about 3 minutes. Add kale; cook and stir until kale wilts, about 3 minutes.

  • Pour chicken broth over kielbasa mixture; add beans and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook at a simmer until kale is completely tender, about 15 minutes. Season mixture with salt and pepper and top with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

404 calories; protein 19.7g 39% DV; carbohydrates 40.1g 13% DV; fat 20.1g 31% DV; cholesterol 37.6mg 13% DV; sodium 869.8mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2015
I loved it with 2 small changes. I added 2 cloves of garlic and simmered the kale mixture for about 10 minutes before adding the beans so that the beans didn't break down too much, but the kale was tender. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2016
Surprisingly the kids liked it. They'd probably like it more if I added more beans. Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2015
I loved it with 2 small changes. I added 2 cloves of garlic and simmered the kale mixture for about 10 minutes before adding the beans so that the beans didn't break down too much, but the kale was tender. Delicious! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2015
Made it with a few slight changes. I used low sodium chicken broth and low sodium vegetable broth split evenly. I browned the kielbasa with a few spices and then added the broth and simmered for about 20 minutes. At that time I added the beans without draining and then the the onions and then the kale. Simmered for 20 more minutes. Served but forgot Parmesan cheese. Still awesome. Definitely have to make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
This is wonderful! I added some cooked crumbled bacon to the original recipe just because I had it. Use low sodium chicken broth. My kids didn't mind the Kale. They loved this! This will be a regular menu item! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2016
Made this soup tonight and loved it! Definitely will make it again. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2016
Surprisingly the kids liked it. They'd probably like it more if I added more beans. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2017
Great basic recipe that was quick and easy to assemble and a perfect way to get greens into the diet. Just a few modifications: I used a 12oz package of kielbasa links and a pre-chopped pre-washed 10 oz bag of kale and about double the broth to allow for the larger amount of kale. I also took a tip from another reviewer and let the kale cook longer before adding the beans. I'd recommend using low or no-salt broths as the kielbasa was quite salty already so I added a couple of diced potatoes to offset the salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2017
Super easy flavorful healthy meal. Used turkey kielbasa. Added garlic 1/2 can of leftover diced tomatoes and some leftover arugula. (Waste not want not). Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2018
We added carrots to the mix. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2017
We love this soup with homemade rolls to dip! I sear the kielbasa in my cast iron skillet (without oil) until it's browned and crispy then add it last. I also sometimes add pasta (small macaroni) or tortellini to it for a heavier meal AND fresh chopped cherry tomatoes. Very good! Read More