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Homemade & Hearty Italian Sausage Soup

Posted at 2:06 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 14:07:01-05

RICHMOND, Va. - She’s back by popular demand and is excited about being a part of the Virginia This Morning Cooking Stage at THRIVE: The Women’s Health and Fitness Expo presented by CBS 6. Chef Coco is here to feature a delicious Italian sausage soup with kale and beans and even left her recipe for us to try. Meet Chef Coco and our hosts at THRIVE: The Women’s Health and Fitness Expo, which will be held on Saturday, February 29 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Richmond Raceway Complex located at 600 E. Laburnum Road in Richmond. For tickets and additional information, visit www.rvahealthexpo.com

Italian Sausage Soup with Kale and Beans

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Hearty and incredibly delicious soup prepared with Italian Sausage, onions, garlic, kale, and beans!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 432 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood

· 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

· 1 pound Italian sausage links, casings removed you can also use Italian turkey sausage

· 1 yellow onion, diced

· 2 large carrots, rinsed and sliced

· 3 celery stalks, rinsed and sliced

· 1 bay leaf

· 1 sprig fresh thyme

· 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning

· 4 cloves garlic, minced

· salt and pepper, to taste

· 1 bunch kale, stems removed and roughly chopped

· 2 cans white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

· 6 to 8 cups low sodium, low fat beef or chicken broth

· 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, optional

· 8 slices crusty baguette, optional

1. Heat one tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a large dutch oven or soup pot.

2. Add sausage and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes. or until browned, stirring occasionally to break into smaller pieces.

3. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a plate and set aside.

4. Pour remaining olive oil to the soup pot and heat it up.

5. Add onions, carrots, celery, bay leaf, thyme, and Italian seasoning; cook for about 8 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

6. Stir in garlic, salt, pepper, and continue to cook for 1 minute.

7. Mix in kale and cook until it starts to wilt, about 1 to 2 minutes.

8. Stir in beans, prepared sausage, and broth; bring to a boil.

9. Lower heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 15 minutes to combine all the flavors.

10.Remove from heat and take out the bay leaf and sprig of thyme.

11.Divide soup among bowls and top with cheese.

12.Serve with a slice of baguette. (optional)