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Feel Good Food: Kale, Mushroom and Bean Soup

Last week, my son and I were feeling a little under the weather. After talking with friends and other people around school, it didn’t sound like we were the only ones either. ‘Tis the season…

When I’m not feeling my best, I tend to either eat really junky or really well. I usually regret when I go the junky route (and feel worse!) so I forced myself to pull out what I had in my fridge and pantry last week and pull together this Feel Good soup. This soup warmed up my bones and made my belly happy. I ate 3 big bowls of it in one day and immediately started to feel better. I wish I could tell you my kids enjoyed this along with me, but they are not in a soup loving phase right now – working on that. But, my husband helped himself to some and went back for seconds.

I served the soup with a heaping scoop of my favorite rice blend that I pick up at Costco – good stuff. Also, the soup base that I love to use when making soups is Better Than Bouillon Organic Reduced Sodium Chicken Base that I find at Costco as well, find a review with more soup recipe from Kayln of Kalyn’s Kitchen here.

So much nutrition happening in a pot of this soup, you really can’t help but feel good after eating it.

Have a great week and hope everyone in the path of Hurricane Sandy stays safe!!

Print Recipe

Kale, Mushroom and Bean Soup


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery, chopped
  • 8 oz baby bellas, sliced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can Bush's Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can Bush's Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chicken or vegetable bouillon base
  • 3 cans water (I used the tomato and bean cans to capture leftover flavors)
  • Head of kale, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pot, gently heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Add carrots and celery and cook until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook a few minutes until slightly softened. Add tomatoes, oregano, beans, bouillon base and water to pot. Bring to a slow boil and add kale. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper and let simmer for about 25 minutes until all vegetables are cooked through. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your liking.

Serve in a large bowl with wild rice or quinoa and grated parmesan cheese for a hearty, but light, meal.

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37 comments on “Feel Good Food: Kale, Mushroom and Bean Soup”

  1. I am guilty of planning soup meals multiple nights in the last few weeks. Cold weather does it to me. This one just made the list to use up the last of the garden kale.

  2. It’s SO cold here today! Wish I had a big bowl of this to warm me up…

  3. Scrumptious! I am all about beans, and trying to get the greens in my kiddos. This looks so healthy and delicious. Hope you are doing well ; ) xoxox

  4. Some of my favorite things all in one pot! Looks so comforting. We’ve been battling colds here. Tis the season!

  5. you know, i never thought about it but when i feel bad i pretty much ALWAYS eat junky food. makes so much sense to eat better – and comforting can be healthy!

  6. Hope yall are feeling MUCH better! Soup is definitely my go to when I’m feeling icky!!

  7. I’m adding this to our soup line up Aggie!

  8. Great minds think alike – just made a very similar soup with some heirloom dried beans we got at Taste of Michigan. Recipes like this make it so easy to go meatless!!

  9. Hope you are feeling better now, Aggie! Soup is the only thing that I want when I’m not feeling well. This looks amazing. I adore kale!

  10. I love how healthy and easy this is!

  11. Love Kale and all of the ingredients in this delicious soup!

  12. This looks so good. I love putting kale in soup, especially with the beans!!

  13. This looks so good… Just what I need today, a yummy vegetarian soup to warm me up =) I think this would be great with a variety of mushrooms in it, not just the one kind. What do you think?

    Thanks for this! I will be trying it today!

  14. Love me some organic Better than Bouillon! I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better; if anything could do it this soup certainly is it. It’s just beautiful.

  15. This is the kind of soup that I love, so hearty!

  16. I was just saying to my husband how great soup is, because even my kids will eat all their veggies if it’s in soup! This is a good one.

  17. Soup is such a great way to get your veggies in. I can’t wait to try this one!

  18. Love how easy this is! Perfect comfort food!

  19. Looks perfect for a chilly fall day!

  20. I love using kale in soup — it adds such interesting texture. This sounds so delicious and comforting!

  21. That is a great soup and perfect for when you are under the weather! Hope you are feeling better 🙂

  22. Feel better! This is some fabulous comfort food.

  23. Yay! Saw the photo on Instagram and couldn’t wait for the recipe. This looks so wonderful!!

  24. Soup is definitely the best remedy for any illness. Especially a soup like this! 🙂 I hope you’re feeling better now!

  25. This looks like a deliciously healthy soup. Thanks fro sharing such a great recipe.

  26. I am checking out your blog for the first time and am immediately awed. This soup looks amazing (and I love the way your recipes are formatted!).

  27. I feel soup season settling in around here. This looks like a recipe that I’d really like, thanks!!

  28. It’s amazing that almost anything can be added to soup and it will still taste amazing. This recipe looks healthy and delicious, thanks for sharing.

  29. Made this soup today – made it in the crock pot instead of stove and added some white pepper. It was delicious!

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  34. This looks SO perfect! Can’t wait to make it. Thank you!

  35. Omg!!! 5 stars!!!! Added diced tomatoes. That’s it. Delish!!!

    • That’s awesome to hear!! Thank you for the feedback! I’ll have to try it with diced tomatoes next time, sounds perfect!