Saturday, August 27, 2011

kale, sausage and white bean soup

a simple kale soup is the perfect thing to warm you up on those cold, foggy days where you just want to curl up in your snuggie (not that i'm the owner of one, but kinda wish i did) and watch reruns of Full House or Punky Brewster. okay, so maybe not everybody loves Full House or Punky Brewster, but they will always hold a special place in my heart! it doesn't matter. what we're talking about here is soup, really. this soup is hearty as it's full of fibrous kale, protein and healthy legumes. it's easy and doesn't require a lot of simmer time so it's perfect for days when you really don't want to spend more than 20 minutes making dinner.

kale, sausage and white bean soup
adapted from this recipe


- olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 cups kale, washed and torn into bite sized pieces
- 1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 hot links
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 1/2 tbs half and half


1. cut hot links into bite sized pieces and brown with olive oil in pot on medium high heat. set aside.
2. cook onions in the same pan until translucent
3. add in garlic and cook for another minute
4. add chicken broth and bring to a boil
5. drop in bay leaf and stir in kale
6. cook until kale is wilted (about 8 min)
7. stir in white beans and sausage and heat through (about 5 mins)
8. add in half and half

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