15-Minute White Bean, Kale & Kielbasa Soup


This quick soup recipe is done in only 15 minutes thanks to convenience products like frozen chopped onion and precooked kielbasa. You'll have a warming winter soup on the table in no time!

15-Minute White Bean, Kale & Kielbasa Soup
Photo: Brie Passano
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 ½ ounces kielbasa, halved lengthwise and sliced (1 cup)

  • 1 cup frozen chopped onion, thawed

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 4 cups chopped kale

  • 1 15-ounce can no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add kielbasa and onion; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add garlic powder, cumin, thyme, smoked paprika, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add broth, kale and beans. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover, reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook until the kale is tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
16g Fat
26g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Vitamin A 1895IU 38%
Sodium 605mg 26%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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