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Creamy White Bean and Kale Soup

Creamy White Bean and Kale Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes

On a cold night there's nothing better than a warm bowl of soup. Creamy white bean soup is a delicious alternative to more traditional soups but just as comforting! Add cooked sausage or bacon crumbles to really step things up a notch!

by Meredith Steele

What you'll need

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup yellow onions, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 bunch kale, chopped
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 15-ounce can great northern or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • cooked bacon crumbles for garnish, optional

Helpful Tip:

add cooked sausage for a delicious twist

Notes:

serves 6

How to make it

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Next, add kale, stir, and saute until tender, about 5 more minutes.
  2. To the kale, add broth, beans, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove 1/2 cup of hot broth from the soup and place in a bowl. To the broth, add cream and flour and whisk until blended and smooth. While gently whisking the soup, slowly add broth and cream mixture and stir until blended. Simmer for 3 more minutes until the soup has thickened. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
  4. Ladle into bowls and garnish with bacon crumbles, if desired.

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