Cozy up with this savory seasonal soup that uses kale, a popular spring green.

Yield: 6 servings

Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

Nutritional Highlights: One cup of kale has 36 calories, 0 grams of fat and 20 percent of the recommended daily value of dietary fiber.

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Recipe From: Tennessee Home and Farm


  • 1 pound kielbasa, sliced into rounds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 5 cups kale, thinly sliced in approximately ¾-inch ribbons
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 28 ounces (2 cans) cannelloni beans, drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 7 cups chicken broth

Tips & Notes

Store fresh whole onions in a cool, dark, dry place and use within four weeks. No need to refrigerate until they’re cut. Use cut onions within three days.



  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, saute kielbasa approximately five minutes. Remove kielbasa and set aside.

  2. Add olive oil, and saute onions and carrots 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Add kale, turn to low heat, cover and let kale steam for 4 minutes. Add salt and pepper, then stir to combine.

  3. Add beans, bay leaf, broth and kielbasa. Bring to a boil, then turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 355, Fat – 22.4g, Dietary Fiber –4.8g, Protein – 20.0g, Vitamin A – 240%, Vitamin C – 139%, Calcium – 11%, Iron – 18%.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

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  1. Jessy @ Farm Flavor says:

    Come join SoupaPalooza at TidyMom and Dine and Dish sponsored by KitchenAid, Red Star Yeast and Le Creuset.

  2. Jessy @ Farm Flavor says:

    Linked up at Sunday Night Soup Night at Easy Natural Food.

  3. Debbie @ Easy Natural Food says:

    I love sausage and kale in soups – such a tasty, hearty combo! Thanks for sharing this with Sunday Night Soup Night, look forward to seeing you again soon!

  4. Jessy @ Farm Flavor says:

    Linked up at Leafy Green Blog Hop.

  5. Jim Stephens says:

    The recipe for Kielbasa and Kale Soup does not state to drain the cannelloni beans. Therefore, a short question: to drain or not to drain?

    • Jessy Yancey says:

      Hi Jim,

      We recommend draining and rinsing the beans to lower the sodium content of the recipe. Thanks for asking!

      Jessy Yancey
      Farm Flavor

  6. Robert Albrecht says:

    I need to eat nutritious foods so I can lose weight

  7. Karen says:

    I made a similar recipe tonight. I added carrot 1tbls dried thyme, carrots, parsnips, 1 tbls summer savory, and a splash of parmesan cheese in the bowl.