Kale and White Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage

This Kale and White Beans Soup is so hearty and delicious. The savory smoked sausage gives the soup tons of flavor, too.


– Dried white beans – Onions – Olive oil – Garlic – Chicken broth – Water – Parmigiano-Reggiano rind – Sausage – Kale

Cover beans with water by 2 inches in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand, uncovered, 1 hour. Drain beans in a colander and rinse.

Step 1

Cook onions in oil in an 8-quart pot over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute.

Step 2

Add beans, broth, 1 quart water, cheese rind, salt, pepper, bay leaf, and rosemary and simmer, uncovered, until beans are just tender, about 1 hour.

Step 3

While soup is simmering, brown sausage in batches in a heavy skillet over moderate heat, turning, then transfer to paper towels to drain.

Step 4

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