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Italian Sausage Kale Soup

This Italian Sausage Kale Soup is hearty enough to be a meal. It is a wonderful addition to your recipe book if you are following a anti-inflammatory diet.

Italian Sausage Kale Soup is very hearty and makes for a satisfying lunch or dinner. If you have not tried kale in soup than this is a great recipe to start! I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2013 Annual Recipes Cookbook. 

As of 2023, Andrew and I are trying to follow a more anti-inflammatory diet and this recipe is full of anti-inflammatory foods such as: kale, onion, garlic, cannellini beans, diced tomatoes and sun dried tomatoes .

Stove Top

Recipe serves: 8

Serving size: 1 cup

Total time: 35 minutes

Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Pantry & Spices

  • red pepper flakes


  • 1 package Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 - medium onion
  • kale 16 oz
  • 1 - bulb of garlic
  • 1 - chicken broth 32 oz
  • 1 - can cannellini beans 15 oz
  • 1 - diced tomatoes 14.5 oz
  • 1 - bag sun-dried tomatoes not in oil

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Place the Dutch oven over medium heat and sausage then brown for 2 minutes on each side. I like to sprinkle a little black pepper over the sausage.
  3. Add onions and break sausage into small pieces. Cook until the sausage is no longer pink and drain drippings into a glass measuring bowl.
  4. Remove the sausage and onions into a different bowl than the drippings. 
  5. Add 1/4 cup of the drippings to the Dutch oven along with the kale until the greens are wilted. Discard the rest of the drippings.
  6. Add the garlic and 1/4 teaspoon pepper flakes for 1 minute. 
  7. Add 1/2 cup of wine or chicken stock for 2 minutes
  8. Add:
    • Remainder of the stock
    • Beans
    • Diced tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup Sun-dried tomatoes
    • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
    • Sausage and onion
  9. Bring to a boil then reduced heat and cover. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until kale is tender. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $70 – Menu 4

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