Kale and White-Bean Stew Recipe

Kale and White-Bean Stew Recipe

How To Make Kale and White-Bean Stew

Have a serving of this hearty and savory white-bean soup that combines the flavors of kale with beans, sausages, diced tomatoes, onions, and garlic.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 2tbspcooking oil
  • ¼lbmild sausages,or hot sausages
  • 2onions
  • 3clovesgarlic
  • 1lbkale
  • 3cupsdiced tomatoes,(30 oz) canned, juice included
  • tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 4cupscannellini beans,(38 oz) canned, drained, rinsed


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over moderate heat.

  2. Add the sausage and cook, breaking the meat up with a fork, for about 2 minutes until it loses its pink color.

  3. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan, and then stir in the onions.

  4. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes until the onions start to soften.

  5. Add the garlic and kale to the pan and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes until the kale wilts.

  6. Stir in the tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer.

  7. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes until the kale is tender.

  8. Stir the beans into the stew and cook for about 5 minutes until warmed through.

Recipe Notes

  • For a thicker sauce, mash some of the beans with a fork to thicken the sauce.
  • Shred the kale leaves as fine as possible when making quick soups and stews, so that each bite will include tender greens instead of a chewy mouthful.
  • Wine Recommendation: Since this dish has a strong Portuguese influence, pair it with a rustic red from Portugal. Try one of the many delicious examples from the Douro or Ribatejo regions for a tasty combination of food and drink.


  • Calories: 929.53kcal
  • Fat: 17.33g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.31g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 144.99g
  • Fiber: 39.41g
  • Sugar: 14.35g
  • Protein: 58.69g
  • Cholesterol: 19.84mg
  • Sodium: 1221.87mg
  • Calcium: 737.07mg
  • Potassium: 4718.76mg
  • Iron: 24.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 610.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 164.08mg
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