I have been on a big soup and sandwich kick lately. After three weeks in sunny LA I returned home to equally sunny Alaska but not nearly as warm. This is a very simple soup to throw together. The head of kale was HUGE and a bit too much but overall we loved this soup.
- 1 lb hot Italian sausage, casings removed
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 piece parmesan rind
- 1 bunch kale, coarsely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Wash and chop your kale. I opted to tear mine by hand.
In a soup pot, brown sausage. If there is a lot of fat drain it. You want about 1 tbsp. Add your garlic and red pepper flakes. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add in all remaining ingredients, except the kale.
Cook over a low boil for 15 minutes. Add in the kale and cook until wilted, another 5 or so minutes.
Serve with a sandwich, or alone, and enjoy!