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

Soup’s on!

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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

Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

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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