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Three bowls of tuscan white bean and sausage soup placed on a beige napkin.
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TUSCAN WHITE BEAN AND SAUSAGE SOUP

Tuscan white bean and sausage soup is an easy one pot dinner loaded with meaty sausage balanced by a good dose of vegetables and greens.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, meat removed from casing (hot or mild)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28oz. can diced tomatoes with Italian spices
  • 1 19oz. can white beans (cannelinni, white kidney, great northern, are all good options)
  • 1 bunch kale, leaves stripped from stems and torn into pieces
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Over medium-high heat, heat olive oil and brown sausage in a large heavy bottom pot, about 5 to 8 minutes.

  2. Add onions, carrots, celery and salt to taste. Continue to cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  3. Add diced tomatoes and 6 cups of water, bring to a boil. Let the soup simmer for 20 minutes covered.

  4. Add beans and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes uncovered.

  5. Add kale and stir until wilted about 2 minutes. Season with more salt and ground pepper to taste and serve.