Italian Sausage Kale Soup

3.93 from 14 votes

Warm, comforting flavors to soothe your soul and fill your belly.

Italian Sausage Kale Soup Dinner Recipe

When cold weather strikes, there are not many options that sound more appealing than a warm bowl of soup. Nothing soothes the soul better than this rich and creamy Italian Sausage Kale Soup! This recipe boasts a beautiful blend of colorful veggies, chewy cannellini beans, and zesty sausage decorated with delightful seasonings.

Instead of traditional fat-filled pork sausage, we use Italian turkey sausage for this recipe. Additionally, we’ve added a boatload of veggies to amp up this recipe’s nutritional value. It doesn’t hurt that they add a ton of flavor, too!

How To Make Italian Sausage Kale Soup

Our Italian sausage kale soup will fill your kitchen with an inviting aroma and your belly with warmth!

We adore this soup recipe not only for its deliciousness but also for its simplicity. You don’t need any culinary skills to whip up this stress-free soup! Simply heat olive oil in a large soup pot, crumble in the sausage, and cook it until it’s browned.

Next, remove the sausage and sauté the onions, carrots, and celery until they’re fragrant, adding garlic after about five minutes. Finally, add the remaining ingredients (except the beans and kale) to the pot. Allow this gorgeous blend of goodness to cook for 20 minutes, adding the cannellini beans and kale afterward.

A Waistline-Friendly Soup You’ll Love

Our delicious Italian sausage kale soup is loaded with nutrients that are good for your body and soul!

Each savory spoonful of this belly-warming soup will delight your taste buds and keep you coming back for more. This crave-worthy Italian-inspired soup tastes super hearty, but it won’t weigh you down. In fact, each serving clocks in at just 168 calories a bowl!

Here, cannellini beans team up with flavorful veggies to pack in filling fiber while tender, juicy Italian sausage provides a ton of protein. Both protein and fiber work together to make you feel fuller on fewer calories, which can ultimately help you shed unwanted pounds.

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Let’s Talk About Kale

Cold weather evenings call for this healthy yet comforting, Italian soup!

The fabulous star of this recipe (kale) has hunger-squelching, belly-busting properties. The explosion of nutrients and antioxidants in this superfood can promote major fat burn along with immune-boosting abilities. Meanwhile, its high water content and low calorie profile seriously satisfy your taste buds and keep you feeling full on very few calories.

We hope you love this satisfying soup as much as we do. For more simple, highly nutritious soup recipes guaranteed to hit the spot on chilly nights, check out these 14 Crazy Good Soup Recipes!

3.93 from 14 votes

Italian Sausage Kale Soup

This flavorful and hearty soup is made using healthy ingredients that will nourish your body!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 1.5 cups
Course Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage
  • 28 ounces tomatoes diced, canned
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons red chili flakes (optional)
  • 15 ounces cannellini beans canned, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pound kale stem removed, roughly chopped


  • Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Crumble sausage into pot and brown. Remove from pot and set aside.
  • Saute onions, carrots and celery for 5 minutes, until fragrant. Add garlic and saute another minute. Return sausage to pan, add tomatoes with liquid, Italian seasoning, broth and chili flakes.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until vegetables are soft. Add cannellini beans and kale, simmer another 5-10 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 582mg | Potassium: 668mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8569IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 8mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
Keywords Low-Carb

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Chef Sallie

Chef Sallie is a personal chef, recipe developer, cookbook author, and culinary instructor. She specializes in providing healthy meals for athletes, designed to prevent injury, promote healing and provide fuel for peak athletic performance. Her recipes are designed to use seasonal, whole ingredients. Her in-home and virtual cooking classes show her clients which ingredients can be used to help treat specific health issues and improve their quality of life. She is dedicated to the idea that delicious, healthy meals can be easily prepared and accessible regardless of budget.

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    1. Hi Kathy, thanks for catching that – it’s 6 cups of chicken broth, but you can use vegetable broth also. Enjoy!

  1. The ingredients don’t say to use broth but in the instructions it says broth. How much broth is to be used? Thank you

    1. Hi PJ, So sorry about that! I’ve updated the ingredients to include 6 cups of chicken broth. Thanks for catching that!

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