Low Carb Kale and White Bean Soup

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  • prep time

    prep time

    20 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    20 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    40 min

Low Carb Kale and White Bean Soup

Low Carb Kale and White Bean Soup is an easy Keto dinner recipe that can be made using simple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand. Polish kielbasa sausage is browned in a pan to which carrots, onions, and celery are added later. The fat from the sausage will nicely coat all of the vegetables! From there, chicken broth is added, and the mixture is brought to a simmer. Once the sausage and vegetables have been cooked for a few minutes, the kale and beans join the party. Serve the soup hot as soon as the kale and beans are heated. This soup is the ultimate make-ahead meal!

Why brown the sausage before the other ingredients?

The sausage is browned before the other ingredients so the flavor of the sausage can penetrate the oil. Once browned, the sausage is removed from the pan, then the carrots, onion, and celery are added to cook in that oil. The flavor from the sausage is in the oil and will now coat the vegetables. The sausage’s browning also creates browning on the pan’s bottom to flavor the broth. So do not skip the browning step on the kielbasa!

Are beans Low Carb?

Beans themselves are not necessarily “low carb,” but they can be a part of a healthy low-carb diet. Beans themselves contain anti-nutrients but also have a host of health benefits themselves. The key is to limit but not eliminate legumes from your diet.

Why reduced-sodium broth?

Reduced sodium broth is used to control the saltiness of the soup. The kielbasa adds quite a bit of flavor already. Someone on a Low Carb or Keto diet will tend to need more sodium than the average person. So be sure to salt your food to taste. This soup should be perfectly balanced, but feel free to taste the soup before serving and adjust as necessary.

  • Net Carbs

    10 g

  • Fiber

    2.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    12.5 g

  • Protein

    15.4 g

  • Fats

    7.7 g

181 cals

Low Carb Kale and White Bean Soup

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  • Extra virgin olive oil

    Extra virgin olive oil

    1 tablespoon

  • Polska kielbasa, turkey and beef

    Polska kielbasa, turkey and beef

    14 ounce

  • White onion

    White onion

    0.5 medium - 2 1/2" diameter

  • Garlic


    2 clove

  • Carrots, raw

    Carrots, raw

    1 medium - 6" to 7" long

  • Celery, raw

    Celery, raw

    3 large - stalk - 11" to 12" long

  • Bay leaf

    Bay leaf

    0.25 teaspoon

  • Chicken Broth Reduced Sodium Canned

    Chicken Broth Reduced Sodium Canned

    1 qt

  • Water


    2 cup

  • Canned Beans Plain Cannellini

    Canned Beans Plain Cannellini

    0.5 cup

  • Organic Lacinato Kale

    Organic Lacinato Kale

    3 oz

Recipe Steps

steps 4

40 min

  • Step 1

    Heat a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add the avocado oil and swirl the pan. Add the kielbasa that has been sliced on a slight bias. Brown the sausage in the pan for about 2-3 minutes on medium heat or until nicely brown on both sides.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Next, remove the sausage to a bowl. Add in diced white onion, minced garlic cloves, thinly sliced carrot, and chopped celery stalks. Add a pinch of salt to the vegetables and stir until browned for about 1-2 minutes on medium heat. Add a bay leaf as well. The ingredients above list a crumbled bay leaf but add one whole bay leaf as it is easy to remove.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add in the chicken broth and 2 cups of water. Bring the mixture to a low simmer and cook for 5-8 minutes. The vegetables should be half cooked at this point.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Add in the kale and white beans. Simmer until the kale is wilted and the beans are heated. Serve immediately. Feel free to top the soup with chopped parsley.
    Step 4