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5 from 3 votes

Chicken Sausage, White Bean and Kale Soup

A big bowl of this Chicken, Cannellini Bean and Kale Soup is like wrapping a fleecy blanket around you and curling up on the sofa with a good book. Warm, comforting and oh so delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Servings: 4
Calories: 291
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 12 oz chicken sausages (see note 1)
  • 6 cups chicken broth/stock
  • 1/2 tsp ground fennel
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 bunch kale (1 1/2 cup tightly packed)
  • 1 can white beans
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (cornflour)

Instructions

  • If your sausages have a casing on them carefully cut the casing from the sausages and squeeze out bite sized pieces of the sausage mince. If there is no casing chop the sausage into small chunks. Set aside until needed.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large heavy based pan. Then cook the onions over a medium heat until they are translucent and soft. (about 8-10 minutes)
  • Add the sausage chunks and cook them until golden brown.
  • Pour in the chicken stock, ground fennel, ground sage, salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through.
  • Remove the stalks from the kale and roughly chop the leaves. Add the kale and the milk to the soup and stir well.
  • Drain and rinse the beans and add them to the soup. Cook everything for 5 minutes until warmed through.
  • Mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of water. Then slowly stir it into the soup and cook for a further minute to thicken.
  • Season to taste and serve hot.

Notes

  1. Pick a breakfast or country style sausage. Avoid smoked chicken sausages as they will change the flavor of the soup and add too much salt. 
    Any of the following work well:
    • Sweet Italian Breakfast Chicken Sausage
    • Chicken and Apple Breakfast Sausage
    • Chicken and Maple Breakfast Sausage

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 887mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1440IU | Vitamin C: 15.2mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 2.9mg
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