kale and sausage minestrone recipe
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Kale + Sausage Minestrone Soup

An easy and hearty minestrone featuring sausage and kale! Noodles, beans, and vegetables here make this soup a complete meal on its own. Serve it with crusty bread and parmesan.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Servings: 4
Author: Mandy Jackson

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 celery rib, sliced thin
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup dry elbow noodles
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • For serving: parmesan

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large pot with a lid over medium. Add the sausage and brown 10-12 minutes, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel.
    Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic, oregano, rosemary, salt, and pepper to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes - until the vegetables soften slightly. Return sausage to the pot and add the tomatoes, beans, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook 20 minutes.
    Add noodles and cook - uncovered - 10 minutes. Stir occasionally so noodles don't stick to the bottom. Add kale and vinegar and cook an additional 2 minutes. Serve topped with parmesan.