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Easy, Healthy, Delicious Smoked Sausage, White Beans, Kale Soup Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 17, 2015 | Categories: Food, Recipes

This is a sponsored post with Hillshire. All opinions are 100% my own.

I, like so many busy moms, am always looking for easy recipes. As much as I want/need easy, I don’t want to sacrifice healthy, delicious, and hearty, though. Easy and quick recipes should be delicious, satisfying, and on the healthier side, too, don’t you think? I sure do.

I’m loving Hillshire Farms smoked sausage for its versatility and delicious and hearty flavor it can add to recipes.

I get tired of making the same recipes week after week, and with Hillshire Farms smoked sausage, you can change up recipes… especially recipes using chicken. A great way to spice up a recipe and add a new and exciting flavor to dishes.

About Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage:

  • Hillshire Farm smoked sausage is crafted to be better. Our experts have perfected the pre-seasoning of our smoked sausage over the last 75 years.

  • Hillshire Farm smoked sausage is cleaner and easier to work with than chicken.

  • Hillshire Farm smoked sausage is a quick and easy solution for weeknight dinner.

Hillshire Farm Smoked Lite Sausage Kale White Bean Soup Recipe #HillshireSausage

Last week I made a delicious and hearty soup using smoked sausage that met all my criteria for a perfect dinner — economical, quick/easy, healthy, and oh so delicious! Check out the recipe and try it for yourself:

Smoked Sausage White Beans & Kale Soup (Click HERE for printable recipe)


  • 2 tablespoons Bertolli extra virgin olive oil (or your favorite)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • Smoked sausage (I used Hillshire Farm Lite Smoked Sausage), diced or thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch kale, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white beans, such as Great Northern, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Dash of your favorite hot sauce, optional


  • In a large skillet or sauté pan heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, red bell pepper, and sausage. Sauté, stirring, until onion is just tender.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Add kale and garlic; cover and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients; cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  • Taste and salt, as needed.
smoked sausage kale & white bean soup recipe #HillshireSausage

Add chopped/diced onion, red pepper, and smoked sausage to the heated olive oil in a large skillet or pot.

smoked sausage kale white bean soup recipe #HillshireSausage

After onion is tender add kale and minced garlic.

smoked sausage kale white bean soup process 3

Cover and continue cooking for 2 minutes.

smoked sausage kale white bean soup process 4

Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.

smoked sausage kale white bean soup recipe #HillshireSausage

This is my husband’s new favorite soup. To show you how quick and easy it is to add smoked sausage to any dish, I add it to some sauteed diced red potatoes, onions, and green pepper. Then put it in a wrap and instant delicious meal — YUM!

smoked sausage kale white bean soup recipe final pic #HillshireSausage

Serve with your favorite bread or a sandwich.

Check out ‘Sausage So Simple’ for more Hillshire Farm smoked sausage recipes that will be sure to satisfy everyone in your family.

Do you have a favorite smoked sausage recipe?


11 Responses to Easy, Healthy, Delicious Smoked Sausage, White Beans, Kale Soup Recipe

  1. Hina momin says:

    Wow yummy soup look wise amazing

  2. krystel says:

    this is some very yummy soup

  3. Mai T. says:

    Kale for soup? Very interesting!

  4. Ayesha says:

    lovely recipe!

  5. Dana Truitt says:

    This recipe looks and sounds delish!!! I am eager to give it a try, I’ll have to substitute the pork for beef or chicken (I eat Kosher) but no biggie. I also love Kale so I am excited about this one!!! Thanks for the recipie hun!!

  6. Christine A says:

    I like to eat my leafy greens in soup. The smoked sausage wrap also sounds delicious.

  7. Elizabeth Tarlow says:

    This looks delicious! I’m always looking for ways to get my husband to eat more Kale 🙂 I’ll be making this real soon…thanks for the recipe!

  8. AC says:

    This looks so good. I will have to try making it sometime.

  9. Ann H says:

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Cheri Oggy says:

    This recipe looks both appealing and very yummy!!