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Minestrone Soup with Sausage and Kale

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This hearty minestrone soup is a whole meal in a bowl! Full of healthy vegetables and turkey sausage in a delicious, light tomato broth!



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound turkey sausage or turkey kielbasa, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 5 ounce fresh kale or spinach
  • 1 cup ditalini, shells or elbows


  1. Add the oil to a soup pot over medium heat. Brown sausage on all sides and then remove it from the pot to a plate and cover.
  2. Add the onion, celery and carrot to the pot and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
  3. Season the vegetables with the salt, pepper and oregano and then stir in the tomato paste. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Add the beans, the cooked sausage and kale (or spinach) to the soup, stirring to wilt the kale into the soup. Cook the soup uncovered for 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in the pasta, cover and cook for 7-8 minutes until the pasta is tender.
  5. Grated parmesan cheese and fresh black pepper for garnish.
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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