Kale, Sausage, and White Bean Stew

This recipe is from my current favorite cookbook - Dinner: A Love Story.
You can find it on my Resources Tab!!

But this week in our Imperfect Produce order, we got some kale! And we planned on having some friends over for dinner that next day, so I decided that it would be good to use up that kale the sooner the better so it wouldn't go bad.

When I want to try something new I always turn to this cookbook first, its so diverse and just has some really simple and quick recipes, as well as some really different ones that have turned into new favorites.

The best thing about this stew was that it was super quick to make, about 30 minutes and it cooks so fast, so if you are in a rush, you can whip it up right before dinner and its perfect. Plus it tastes really good with parmesan cheese drizzles on top which is always a plus.

Here is this delicious recipe for a cool evening or a fun get-together with friends :)

Kale, Sausage, and White Bean Stew


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 - 6 links (about  1 1/4 pounds) Italian chicken or pork sausage, castings removed
  • 1 32-ounce container of chicken broth
  • 1 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 14-ounce cans of cannellini beans, rinsed ad drained
  • 1 large bunch of kale - washed, stems removed, and chopped into small pieces
  • Drizzle of red wine vinegar (about 2 tablespoons)
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. SautÄ— the onion in the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat until softened, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, salt and pepper, and pepper flakes and cook, stirring 1 minute.
  3. Add in the sausage, breaking it up with a fork (I formed them into tiny balls) and brown them until cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the broth (add less if you like stews more chunky and less brothy), tomatoes, and cannellini beans (rinsed and drained). Bring to a boil.
  5. Add the kale, simmer until wilted, about 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in a drizzle of red wine vinegar and serve stew with a lot, a LOT :) of grated parmesan cheese.



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