Spicy Sausage Soup

This is a hearty soup, made with spicy sausage, canned white beans, and chopped kale, along with tomatoes and other vegetables. Great northern beans and spicy soup.


• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

• 1 cup diced onion

• 1 cup diced red bell pepper

• 1 cup diced celery

• 1/2 cup diced carrot

• 2 cloves garlic (minced)

• 1 bunch kale, chopped (about 8 to 10 cups)

• 4 cups chicken broth

• 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes (undrained)

• 1 (15 oz) can beans (e.g., great northern or navy beans, drained and rinsed)

• 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

• Optional: Dash Tabasco sauce (or similar hot pepper sauce)


  1. In a large skillet or sauté pan heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions, bell pepper, celery, carrots, and sausage. Sauté, stirring, until onion is just tender.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add kale and garlic; cover and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients; cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  5. Taste and adjust salt, as needed.