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Easy and delicious slow cooker kale and white bean soup with sausage. Gluten-free and filled with vegetables!

Slow Cooker Kale and White Bean Soup with Sausage

This is a healthy, gluten-free slow cooker meal, that's filled with veggies and bursting with flavor! Prep in advance to enjoy for lunch or dinner on cold days. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 481kcal


  • 1 pound cooked sausage (~4 links) pork or chicken, whatever you prefer
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 2 15 oz cans white beans rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups chicken stock use reduced or low sodium to decrease the sodium content
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 to 4 cups kale chopped


  • Dice the pre-cooked sausage into ½" circles. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown the sausage for approximately 3 to 4 minutes to release flavors.
  • Combine onions, carrots, celery, beans, stock, water, bay leaves, thyme, and oregano in a slow cooker. 
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours, or until carrots and celery have softened to your liking. 
  • With ~30 minutes left, add kale and stir to encourage wilting. 
  • Top with grated parmesan cheese (optional) to serve. This will store well in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. 


Nutrition information for this recipe is not available. To make this vegan or vegetarian, simply omit the sausage, use vegetable stock, and add more kale, carrots, or celery. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 1208mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7098IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 6mg