Slow Cooker Kale and Quinoa Soup

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We’ve crafted the perfect good-for-you recipe that’s sure to become a favorite! Superfood quinoa combined with kale is an incredibly healthy combo. Cooking these nutritional superstars simply, alongside comforting potatoes, earthy rosemary, and protein-rich beans, creates a healthy and wholesome dish. Half of the beans are creamed to give a nice, thick consistency. It’s perfect for the cold days up ahead!

Slow Cooker Kale and Quinoa Soup

Slow Cooker Kale and Quinoa Soup

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups | Calories: 360 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 2 mg | Sodium: 224 mg | Carbohydrates: 56 g | Dietary Fiber: 10 g | Sugars: 8 g | Protein: 11 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11


  • 2 cups canned cannellini beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 4 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium
  • 2 twigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (about 2 turns of the pepper grinder)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil + more for drizzling before serving


  1. In a bowl, add 1 cup of beans then use a blender or an immersion blender to make it into a cream.
  2. In the slow cooker, add the creamed beans, the remaining whole beans, potatoes, onion, vegetable broth, rosemary, pepper, and 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil.
  3. Set the slow cooker low for 4-6 hours or high 2-4. Add quinoa and kale the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
  4. Before serving, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil if desired.

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Slow Cooker – 13-Bean Burgoo Stew

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8 Comments on "Slow Cooker Kale and Quinoa Soup"

  1. Jennifer  May 7, 2015

    In place of the Cannelini beans can I use garbanzo? Or lentils even?

    • SkinnyMs  May 7, 2015

      Jennifer, Yes, you can use either as substitutes, if preferred.

  2. Diana Marable  March 7, 2017

    I put this recipe into the WW app, and it came up with 6 Smartpoints per serving?

    • Gale Compton  March 7, 2017

      Diana, I still get 11 SmartPoints. To reduce the points, have 1 cup as the serving size instead of 1 1/2 cups.

  3. Shara  April 6, 2017

    I tried making this on high for 2 hours but the potatoes and onions were still completely raw and the quinoa was uncooked. Are the times accurate?

    • Gale Compton  April 7, 2017

      Shara, I tweaked the recipe, please take a look. I would recommend dicing the oinion and potatoes.

  4. Jamie Stirling  July 19, 2017

    Hi could i just use a pot instead of slow cooker for like an hour and without blending the beans .

    • Emilia Horn  July 19, 2017

      Yes, Jamie!


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