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My five year old not only liked it, but cleaned her bowl, and my son with Aspergers ate all of his and said it was okay, which for him is high praise. This is going into the regular rotation. Thank you!
This is one of the most delicious soups I’ve ever made – and that’s a lot of soups! I did use small white beans instead of chickpeas cause that’s what I had but otherwise everything was the same. I made it Sunday afternoon and combined all except the kale. It filled 3 quart
containers. Froze one for later. On Tuesday night I heated up two quarts, added the kale and let it simmer until kale was soft. So delicious! Great combination of flavors!
Chickpeas from the can did not take 20 minutes to cook!
I followed the recipe exactly. My soup is now done, everything except the chickpeas which are quite hard. It I were making this again, I think I would add the chickpeas with the tomatoes so they could stew longer.
Hi, Elizabeth! This sounds like an issue with the chickpeas that you purchased. Canned chickpeas are ready to eat, no cooking required. In this recipe, you’re just warming them up; not actually cooking them. If your chickpeas were still too hard to eat, then I’d look into a different brand of chickpeas or possibly talk to the manufacturer.
I think it was great only thing different was I used baby spinach instead of the kale which I would have used if I had it on hand.
Made it exactly as stated in the recipe, it was “ok”, not great.
I love this recipe. I come back to it again and again and it has become a comfort food for us. Great dish!
This is a winter favorite in my house. I have changed it slightly :-) I use fire roasted tomatoes and cannellini beans since my husband doesn’t like chickpeas. I’ve also used spinach instead of kale but I prefer the kale. Thanks for this recipe!!!
I’ve made this soup many times and love it. I love that people say this is the best recipe ever and change half the ingredients.I’m no different 2#sausage, 44oz of diced fire roasted tomatoes with green chilles, two cans od chick peas.maxed out the Dutch oven. Maybe we should say the most inspiring recipe ever.
Remember to take out the bay leaves prior to adding the kale :) I’ve made this soup numerous times with rave reviews by all. Excellent choice for a cold, wintry day or any time you feel the need for a healthy, comforting bowl of wonderful. I add a pound of spicy Italian sausage and carrots.
Seriously the best soup!!! I deleted all my other kale bean soup recipes. I added more bays than recipe called for, but that was only adjustment. Delish.
I was wonder the nutrition facts, I made it and it was wonderful, I gave some to one of my friends she loved it, but she’s a diabetic and wanted to know the carbs contents.
Hi, Maureen! I’d recommend using a nutrition and calorie counter like this one. So glad you and your friend liked the soup!
I made this last night and while I’ve made soups like this one before this blew me away! I’m not sure if it just really fulfilled a craving I wasn’t aware I had or if the chick peas instead of the usual white beans made that much of a difference but thanks for such a great recipe! I’ll definitely make this again!
Pretty similar to a new bedford-style Portuguese kale soup! I like to play around with the sausage (I am not a fan of italian sausage so I go linguica, or a chicken sausage when I want to lighten it up, or this time Evergood’s Garlic Sausage (omg so good). I add veggies I’m in the mood for too – zucchini or mushrooms are frequent additions. And I ditch the tomato entirely half the time (also not a big fan)
Another tip for people looking to watch calories or generally lighten the soup up a bit, Trader Joe’s now has a product called “Umami” in a squeeze tube. I use an inch or two of that instead of parmesan rind sometimes and the effect is very similar. Creates a silky mouthfeel, magnifies the flavors, and saves you on fat content.
Just made this soup and it is amazing. Hearty and filling. I used chicken sausage, absolutely delicious.
I LOVED this! It’s perfect for when you’re sick. And it reheats awesome (on the stove, haven’t tried microwave) Def going to make it again and again and again
My stomach doesn’t tolerate Kale that well. Is there a different green I could use?
Hi Kathy, you could use spinach instead. Just put it in the soup in the last minute, because it doesn’t take much time to cook at all.
I make a similar soup (recipe here http://sharedappetite.com/recipes/rustic-tuscan-style-sausage-white-bean-and-kale-soup/) but with potatos. I like it better with chickpeas than white cannelini beans. While not a soup this pasta recipe with sausage, kale, and tomatoes is amazing http://blog.stayunlost.com/2013/06/busy-foodie-series-sausage-kale-tomato.html
Thanks for sharing!
I just made this soup for dinner on this cold, snowy night. It is delicious and really hit the spot! I didn’t have any bay leaves so left them out but it was fine. Will definitely be making this again! :)
Soup came out great. I added celery and carrots when cooking the onion. Used dried chickpeas so the cooking time increased. Very hearty stew/soup. Definitely will make it again.
I made this last night, substituted hot sausage. It was amazing and even better today.