This creamy soup is packed with savory flavor from Italian sausage and bacon. But don't worry, we tucked in healthy ingredients too, like kale and white beans, for added nutrition and fiber to round out a healthy dinner or packable lunch.

Hilary Meyer
Source:, September 2018


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Recipe Summary

35 mins
45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook bacon in a large pot over medium heat until crispy, about 2 minutes. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon; set aside. Add sausage to the pot and cook, breaking up any large chunks with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add broth and potatoes, scraping up browned bits at the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Cook until the potatoes are very tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in kale and beans. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the kale is tender, about 5 minutes more. Stir in cream, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle over each serving of soup.



To make ahead: Refrigerate soup for up to 3 days. Reheat before serving.

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; protein 14.5g; carbohydrates 34.6g; dietary fiber 4.9g; fat 16.6g; saturated fat 7.6g; cholesterol 43.3mg; vitamin a iu 1369IU; vitamin c 24.2mg; folate 49.8mcg; calcium 71.7mg; iron 3.3mg; magnesium 64.1mg; potassium 858.6mg; sodium 579.9mg; thiamin 0.5mg.

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Excellent soup. Perfect taste satisfying easy to make. It hits all the marks. The cream was just enough for the taste and not leaving the soup too rich or too creamy. The big range of ages at the table ALL loved it. I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was absolutely amazing. After pouring in the cream I cooked it a little longer to thicken but other than that it is perfect oh but I would add more bacon?? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Have made this twice now with in a couple of weeks. Love the flavors! I added the potatoes in with the onion and garlic to saute before adding the broth. The second time I used fresh spinach at the end instead of kale. Definitely a keeper! Read More