Kale & White Bean Soup

Cold Weather Recipes: Kale and White Bean Soup

Cold weather recipes are perfect for warming up little bellies, the house, and the heart. Among my cold weather recipes  are Kale and White Bean Soup, Corn Chowder, and Chili. Tonight as the snow fell we decided to turn to one pot cold weather comfort food. I’ve shared the recipe below. Stay warm!

Kale & White Bean Soup



2 slices peppered bacon

1 onion

4 cloves garlic (minced)

4 mild italian sausages (skins removed)

6 cups chopped Kale

1 lb White Beans (Cannelloni beans: rinsed & parboiled)

3 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 pint chicken stock (we used homemade made from our leftovers)



1. Add diced bacon and brown

2. Saute onions and garlic until translucent

3. Add in italian sausage. Cook through until brown

4. Add Kale and cook until Kale is a bright green color

5. Add beans, chicken stock, spices, and an additional pint of water

6. Boil down liquid until beans have softened.

Add grated parmesan cheese to garnish


What are your favorite Cold Weather Recipes?




  1. Yum. I already wrote on FB that I’ll revamp it to be mostly meat-free, but yum anyway!! :)


    1. Make sure to tell us how the vegetarian run goes!


  2. mmmmmmmm this looks so good and I think I have some white beans that I bought to make soup with woot woot!


    1. Do it! It is delicious!


  3. Natasha Taylor-Nicholes February 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    This almost reminds me of zuppa tuscana without the cream and minus the beans. Now I have to put it in my stash of soups to make for chilly Chicago nights (like tonight!)


    1. Awesome! It reminds me of zuppa tuscana too!


  4. This recipe seems easy to follow. i will let you know how it works out for my family.


  5. I love me some chili but have been looking for new things to throw in my crock pot. Thanks!


    1. Let me know how it tastes!


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