Warm up to a bowl of this healthy and hearty Crock-Pot Italian Sausage Tuscan Bean & Kale Soup. This soup is full of flavor and fiber which comes from healthy beans, kale and other veggies!
Crock-Pot Italian Sausage Tuscan Bean & Kale Soup
It is officially soup season for us here in Wyoming. The weather is starting to turn crisp and autumn is in the air! I know it is a bit early for most of the country but really this soup is so good you don’t have to wait for cool weather.
This was a recipe was inspired by a soup that I had at a local sandwich shop that my daughter and I went to for lunch. They always have some sort of amazing “soup of the day” on the menu and when I spotted their Italian sausage and kale soup on the menu I knew I had to give it a try. I was in love!
I got home and immediately started jotting down some thoughts in my recipe notebook on how I could recreate that recipe at home in my Crock-Pot.
My first note was on the broth….it was full of flavor. Tomato based with some nice herbs and seasoning.
Italian sausage was a given….it made the soup meaty and added tons of flavor.
Kale…so healthy and I loved that the kale was not overcooked. I hate slimy kale that has been cooked down to mush!
Onions and carrots…added both flavor, a little sweetness and texture.
And then beans…the soup I had at the sandwich shop did not have any beans but I definitely think they add something good to the soup and that is why I added them in my version.
Overall I could (and did) eat bowl after bowl of this soup! The kids loved it too. I served it with a side of crusty bread from the bakery and we all loved dipping our bread in the soup.
This recipe does make quite a bit… a good 10 servings easily. But leftovers heat up well for a couple of days. Perfect for lunch!
I don’t know why I always cook such big pots of soup…well I guess I do…I have a big family! But you can easily half this recipe. The cooking time would be the same because this is a rather forgiving recipe cooking time wise.
I hope you adore this soup as much as I do!