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Slow Cooker Kielbasa Soup with Kale and White Beans ~ #SundaySupper

Soup’s on!

Slow Cooker Kielbasa Soup with Kale and White Beans | www.themessybakerblog.com

October officially marks the start of soup season. Eating a big, steaming bowl of soup just feels right when it’s cold outside.

Don’t get me wrong, I won’t turn down a bowl of soup in the summer, but doesn’t it seem to taste better when it’s cold outside? Eh, maybe it’s just me.

This week, the #SundaySupper team is busting out their slow cookers.

Slow Cooker Kielbasa Soup with Kale and White Beans | www.themessybakerblog.com

This slow cooker kielbasa soup with kale and white beans is going to take you straight to flavor town. The ingredient list may appear simple, but, I promise you, this soup isn’t lacking when it comes to flavor.

It’s all about the kielbasa. I use three links of Polish kielbasa in this soup. Not only is the soup meaty and hearty, but the broth is rich and savory. The depth of flavor is all thanks to the kielbasa. So, don’t be fooled by the simple list of ingredients, because this soup packs a meaty punch.

Slow Cooker Kielbasa Soup with Kale and White Beans | www.themessybakerblog.com

In addition to the kielbasa, I added 5 cups of kale. The smoky flavor from the kielbasa pairs perfectly with the the bitter kale. It may look like a lot of kale at first, but once the mixture starts to get warm and heat up, the kale will wilt right into the broth.

Slow Cooker Kielbasa Soup with Kale and White Beans | www.themessybakerblog.com

Let’s not forget about the white beans. I used two cans of cannellini beans that I drained and rinsed before adding them to the bowl of the slow cooker. The beans add a creamy burst with every spoonful.

Slow Cooker Kielbasa Soup with Kale and White Beans | www.themessybakerblog.com

After everything is made and devoured, you only have one dish to clean. Really, it’s not a bad deal.

Slow Cooker Kielbasa Soup with Kale and White Beans

Slow-cooked soup made with hearty chunks of Polish kielbasa, kale, and creamy cannellini beans.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Polish kielbasa links, sliced
  • 2 (15.5-ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 5 cups chopped kale
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of your slow cooker. Stir to combine. It will appear as if there is too much kale in the bowl. As it cooks, the kale will wilt into the soup.

Cook on low for 7 hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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27 Responses to “Slow Cooker Kielbasa Soup with Kale and White Beans ~ #SundaySupper”

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    Renee — October 12, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Oh yes, it is definitely all about the kielbasa. I’m thinking I’d like to make it with turnip greens too. Yummy!

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Turnip greens would be splendid in this soup. Thanks, Renee!

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    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) — October 12, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I think this soup needs to be in my crockpot this week! And so pretty in that beautiful dish. Thanks for a great recipe and nice cooking with you for #SS

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Thank you so much, Lea Ann!

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    Liz — October 12, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Oh, yeah! I love adding sausage to my soups! You’ve hit a home run with this recipe!!!

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 8:00 am

      It adds a wonderful smoky flavor to the dish. Thanks, Liz!

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    Cheryl — October 12, 2014 at 9:50 am

    In my crockpot now. Smells yummy

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 8:00 am

      Enjoy!

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    Brenda T. @ Meal Planning Magic — October 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I love finding new ways to use kale and the addition of kielbasa makes this a winner. Yum!

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 8:00 am

      Thanks, Brenda!

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    Arlene @FlourOnMyFace — October 12, 2014 at 11:18 am

    What an interesting combination of flavors. I bet my husband would love this recipe!

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 8:01 am

      It’s total man food. My husband loves this soup, and it’s probably due to the fact that it’s full of kielbasa.

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    Ashley — October 12, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I’ve been making soup like a crazy woman lately! haha I just can’t get enough! This sounds delicious – and even better that it’s in the crockpot!

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 8:02 am

      I can’t get enough of it lately. Any soup that I don’t have to stir for 3 hours is a winner.

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    Tara — October 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Lovely looking looking, love the kale and kielbasa combo!!

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 8:02 am

      Thanks, Tara!

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    Choc Chip Uru — October 13, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Your close up shots of this soup make it look even better – more like a stew with so many wholesome ingredients :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 8:02 am

      It’s hearty enough to be stew, Uru. Thank you so much!

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    Amee Livingston — October 13, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Love this hearty kale soup! Your photography is gorgeous, too!!

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 8:03 am

      Thanks, Amee!

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    Family Foodie — October 13, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Jennie, thought it was escarole at first, but kale is perfect to stand up to seven hours in the cooker. I’ll be trying this recipe; simple, hearty and looks delicious!

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 8:03 am

      Kale loves the slow cooker. Thank you so much, Isabel!

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    Cindys Recipes and Writings — October 13, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Kielbasa season is officially here!

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Woo hoo!

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    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere — October 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I think this is a dish that would get me to like kale!

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    • Jennie replied October 15th, 2014 at 8:04 am

      I think you’re probably right, Sarah. In this soup, the kale takes on the flavor of the kielbasa.

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    Terra — October 21, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I am so all over this soup. Love how hearty and delicious it looks. Perfect comfort food! Yum, Hugs, Terra

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