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White Bean and Sausage Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 stalks celery, cleaned and finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, cleaned and finely chopped
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb bulk spicy sausage, crumbled
  • 3 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 tsp oregano, dried
  • 2 tsp rosemary, dried
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 15 oz cans, cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can, cannellini beans, pureed with liquid from can
  • 3 large kale leaves, tough stems removed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste

Garnish

  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese, shaved

Instructions

  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add celery, carrots, onions, and garlic to pan and sauté until tender. 

  2. Add crumbled bulk pork sausage to skillet and cook until no longer pink inside. Carefully drain excess fat from the pan before adding chicken or vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Add oregano, rosemary and crushed red pepper flakes. 

  3. Add whole and pureed white beans to skillet. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add kale and simmer another 15-20 minutes. If soup is too thick, add more stock to thin. If it is too thin, continue cooking until desired consistency is reached. 

  4. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and shaved Parmesan cheese and serve with crusty Italian bread.