During the winter I could eat soup for dinner just about every day. With Italian turkey sausage and cannellini beans, this hearty and comforting soup recipe will warm you from the inside out.
Serve with toasted slices of my Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato Beer Bread. My favorite way to enjoy this meal as of late is snuggled into my comfy sweat pants and fuzzy slippers in front of the fire with Nathan. What’s your favorite comforting meal on a cold night?
Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage, and cook, stirring to crumble, about 7 minutes or until sausage is done. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
Add onion, carrots, and celery to drippings in pan, and reduce heat to medium. Sauté vegetables 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and rosemary, and cook 30 seconds longer.
Add chicken broth, tomatoes, 2 cans of beans, and the sausage stirring to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mash remaining beans with a fork.
Stir mashed beans and kale into soup, and cool 10 minutes longer or until kale is tender.