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White bean kale sausage soup whips up in a flash thanks to no soak beans and the use of an Instant Pot
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5 from 3 votes

White Bean Kale and Sausage Soup

Comfort food in a bowl! This white bean kale and sausage soup is a breeze to prepare in your pressure cooker or on your stovetop!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: instant pot soup, pressure cooker soup, sausage and kale soup, sausage and white bean soup
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 379kcal


  • 1 pound sausage links, or ground sausage Mild or spicy works, which ever you prefer!
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 5-6 medium medium sized potatoes / Skin on or removed
  • 1 cup baby carrots or carrots diced
  • 1 cup dried white beans you can sub canned beans if you need to
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups Kale, loosely chopped
  • 64 oz chicken broth
  • 1-2 cups water
  • ½ cup cream or milk


  • Start by removing the sausage from the casing. I like to spray my insert with pam so the sausage doesn’t stick.
  • In the instant pot, saute the sausage until done, crumbling into pieces as it cooks. When the sausage is almost cooked through, add in the onions and garlic.
  • While the sausage is cooking, peel and slice your potatoes. Mine are slice ¼ inch thick. They break down while cooking, so slices work fine, no need to cube. Slice your baby carrots if you prefer smaller sizes.
  • Once the sausage is done, add in the seasoning, and mix well. Top with potatoes, carrots, beans, and kale. Stir to combine.
  • Next, pour in the broth. I like to then add 1-2 cups of water. It depends on how much room you have. Be sure to NOT go past the fill line.
  • Seal your pot, and cook on manual high for 1 hour. If you are using no beans, or canned beans, you can reduce this to 25 mins.
  • Once your cooking time is up, you can either do an immediate release (careful it's soooooo hot!) or give it 10 mins before releasing the steam. Sometimes I just let it simmer all day. 
  • Right before serving, stir in the milk or cream. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 1276mg | Potassium: 967mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4100IU | Vitamin C: 39.3mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 4.5mg