Homemade White Bean and Kale Soup (Easy)

Homemade White Bean and Kale Soup
  • Prep Time
    10 Minutes
  • Cook Time
    35 Minutes
  • Serving
    4
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Homemade White Bean Soup with Kale | Kale Soup

This homemade White Bean and Kale Soup recipe is easy to make and a kind of comfort food, no matter what season you serve it. My simple soup recipe demonstrates that you can get a lot of flavor out of just five ingredients in 30 minutes.

Homemade White Bean and Kale Soup
Homemade White Bean and Kale Soup

Ingredients

1 15 ounce can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch of kale, stems removed and chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 russet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
4 cups chicken broth
4 strips bacon, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, additional for topping
Kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste
Parmesan & red pepper flakes for topping

bunch of kale fine choped

Steps

In a large pot or Dutch oven, add in olive oil on medium high heat. Add the diced bacon and fry until crisp once heated.

Remove the bacon from the pot with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate while leaving the bacon grease behind in the pot

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Add the onions, potatoes, and carrot to the pot

Turn the heat to medium and cook for about 15 minutes until the potatoes start to soften, and the onions become translucent

add in the garlic and cook for one minute

Add in the cannellini beans, chicken broth, and a generous amount of kosher salt and cracked black pepper

Stir well and bring the mixture up to a simmer, and cook for 10-15 minutes to let the flavors meld

Add the chopped kale stir well to combine, cover until the kale wilts about 3 to 5 minutes

Serve in bowls, and top with olive oil, a generous amount of Parmesan, the reserved crispy bacon, and a pinch of red pepper flakes if you like some heat!
Enjoy your homemade White Bean and Kale Soup!

Kale Soup Benefits:

Benefit Description Key Nutrients
Rich in vitamins and minerals Packed with vitamins A, C, K, B6, manganese, iron, and calcium. Supports immune function, bone health, and vision.
High in fiber 5 grams of fiber per cup, aiding digestion and promoting gut health. May also help manage blood sugar levels and cholesterol.
Low in calories and fat Only 36 calories per cup, making it a great weight-loss and heart-healthy choice. Can be part of a balanced diet without adding unnecessary calories.
Good source of antioxidants Fights free radicals, protecting cells and potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and other phytochemicals contribute to antioxidant power.
Anti-inflammatory properties Omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients help reduce inflammation, potentially benefiting conditions like arthritis. Can contribute to overall well-being and pain management.
Boosts immune system Vitamin C, zinc, and other nutrients support immune function, helping fight off infections. Important for staying healthy and preventing illness.
Hydrating and detoxifying Broth base provides fluids and electrolytes, while fiber aids in elimination. Can help with hydration and support healthy digestion.
Versatile and filling Can be customized with various ingredients and spices, keeping it interesting and satisfying. Provides sustained energy and keeps you feeling full longer.

Ingredients

White bean & Kale Soup

Directions

Step 1

In a large pot or Dutch oven, add in olive oil on medium high heat. Add the diced bacon and fry until crisp once heated.

Step 2

Remove the bacon from the pot with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate while leaving the bacon grease behind in the pot.

Step 3

Add the onions, potatoes, and carrot to the pot.

Step 4

Turn the heat to medium and cook for about 15 minutes until the potatoes start to soften, and the onions become translucent.

Step 5

add in the garlic and cook for one minute

Step 6

Add in the cannellini beans, chicken broth, and a generous amount of kosher salt and cracked black pepper.

Step 7

Stir well and bring the mixture up to a simmer, and cook for 10-15 minutes to let the flavors meld

Step 8

Add the chopped kale stir well to combine, cover until the kale wilts about 3 to 5 minutes

Step 9

Serve in bowls, and top with olive oil, a generous amount of Parmesan, the reserved crispy bacon, and a pinch of red pepper flakes if you like some heat!

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