Tuscan Style White Bean, Sausage and Kale Soup

Tuscan-Style White Bean, Sausage and Kale Soup. Hearty, satisfying and healthy!



  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, heat 2 T olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Brown the sausage.
  3. When the sausage is almost brown, add in 3/4 t red pepper flakes to toast
  4. Add potatoes, onion, fennel, carrot and a generous pinch of salt and cook for 10 minutes until vegetables start to soften.
  5. Add shallot and garlic and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add white wine and cooking sherry and cook until reduced by half- about 5 minutes
  7. Add in the kale and cook until slightly wilted
  8. Add the beans, the chicken stock, the bay leaf, thyme bundle, and fresh ground pepper.
  9. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 60 minutes. Adjust salt, pepper and red pepper to taste.
  10. Right before serving- add a squeeze of lemon
  11. For the Gruyere Crostinis
  12. Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch rounds. Top each with a cheese and run under broiler until golden brown. Serve each bowl topped with a couple crostinis! Enjoy!