kale, sausage, and white bean soup1:13:00 PM
Confession: This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but
Mondays suck time got the best of me and I didn't get to it, so here it is today! It's a pretty good one so hopefully you'll forgive me ☺
In winter, soup is my ultimate comfort food. Paired with a piece of crusty bread and a sprinkling of goat cheese, there's nothing that warms me up better! Plus, soups are incredibly easy to put together and they only use one pot, so clean-up is a breeze.
This soup is definitely a favorite. I came across the original recipe in a Giada de Laurentis cookbook that I rented from the library a while back, and since then I've continued to fiddle and fine-tune it until it was perfect. Ready to get cooking?
This recipe makes enough for a whole week of lunches for me, so I make it on Sunday evenings and then I'm set for the rest of the week! It's also totally freeze-able, so don't worry if it makes too much.
To begin, you will need:
1 large yellow onion
1 lb breakfast sausage (I used spicy sausage, but you can use any kind or even omit the sausage to make this vegetarian*)
Chicken broth (I use the powder variety, but you can use the liquid, just add less water)*
2 cans white beans (I used butter beans)
1 large bunch of kale
*Make sure to use vegetable broth if making this vegetarian
Add some salt and pepper to taste, and THAT'S IT.
Ladle into a nice, big, bowl, top with some grated Parmesan, a sprinkle of olive oil, and, if you so desire, a lashing or two of hot sauce, and you're done!
Cheap, easy, filling, quick. My kind of recipe!