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

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.
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Add chopped/diced onion, red pepper, and smoked sausage to the heated olive oil in a large skillet or pot.
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After onion is tender add kale and minced garlic.
smoked sausage kale white bean soup process 3
Cover and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
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Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.

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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!

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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?



  1. Wow yummy soup look wise amazing

  2. this is some very yummy soup

  3. Kale for soup? Very interesting!

  4. 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!!

    1. Author

      That’s the good thing about Hillshire Smoked Sausage, you can get it in beef, chicken, or turkey, too! 🙂

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

  6. 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!

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

  8. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  9. This recipe looks both appealing and very yummy!!

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