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Hearty Kale, White Bean and Tomato Soup

Are you cold?

Make some soup.

Don’t you feel better now?


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Hearty Kale, White Bean and Tomato Soup


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 heaping teaspoons vegetable base bouillon
  • 2 15oz cans white beans, rinsed (I used Bush’s Great Northern Beans, cannellini would be good here too)
  • 2 15oz cans Italian diced tomatoes with juices (if you use plain diced tomatoes, be sure to add a few pinches of dried Italian seasoning or oregano)
  • 3 cans water (I like to ‘clean’ out the leftovers in the tomato and bean cans)
  • large handful of chopped kale leaves


  1. Heat oil in a heavy, large pot over medium heat. Add celery, carrots, onions and garlic to pot and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until vegetables start to soften. Add vegetable base bouillon to vegetables and stir with a wooden spoon until vegetables and bouillon are combined. Cook for a couple minutes more.
  2. Add beans, tomatoes and water to vegetables. Cook over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add kale leaves to soup. Cook soup for about 25-30 minutes. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if necessary.

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34 Responses to “Hearty Kale, White Bean and Tomato Soup”

  1. Kristi posted January 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Do you think this would freeze well? I’m curious to see if beans and kale would freeze and reheat well?

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      Hi Kristi!
      Yes, this definitely freezes well. I put a bunch in snapware for quick dinners and it reheated well. I let it defrost in the fridge for most of the day before I reheated it.

  2. Bev Weidner posted January 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm


  3. Andrea @ Vegvacious posted January 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    This is the epitome of comfort food!!! Looks fantastic – I love seeing new recipes for kale!

  4. Katie posted January 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Mmmm I love making soup… even when I’m not cold! 😉 Can’t wait to give your recipe a try!

  5. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids posted January 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Love, love soup. And, this one sounds fantastic.

  6. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted January 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    This is comfort indeed! I actually love kale in soup too!

  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar posted January 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    This sounds so healthy and yummy!

  8. Erica posted January 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I’m not cold, but I still want soup 🙂 This looks so comforting. Kale & beans? Can’t go wrong. Yum yum yum

  9. Heather (Heather's Dish) posted January 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    you must’ve heard my teeth chattering 🙂

  10. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch posted January 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I haven’t been able to get enough soup lately and this looks delicious!

  11. Simply Tia posted January 18, 2012 at 7:15 am

    This soup is beautiful, sounds like a great combination of flavors. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

    Have a fantastic day!

  12. Cara posted January 18, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I need to learn to write short, sweet, and effective posts like you 🙂 Who doesn’t love soup!

  13. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray posted January 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

    This looks like some great comfort food!

  14. Culinary Cache posted January 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    This looks great, and very comforting, kale and white beans are two ingredients destined for each other. Wonderful post!

  15. Lauren posted January 18, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Yes, I am cold. Yes, I do want a bowl of this.

  16. Living The Sweet Life posted January 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Ohh myyy, this soup looks deliciously cozy (you know what I mean). Perfect, for the cold weather we’ve been having 🙂

  17. Magic of Spice posted January 18, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    A warm and comforting soup for sure… delicious!

  18. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective posted January 19, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Aggie, that sounds soooo satisfying!

  19. Deborah posted January 20, 2012 at 12:51 am

    This is definitely comfort food to me!!

  20. Tickled Red posted January 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Oh my I could totally snuggle up to a bowl of that scrumptious soup tonight!

  21. Susan posted January 22, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I made this Tuesday evening as I had all of the ingredients in the house…oh it was SO delicious. I’ve had the leftovers all week long and they keep tasting better. 🙂

  22. Eliana posted January 24, 2012 at 11:20 am

    This soup has delicious and comfort written all over it.

  23. Jeanette posted January 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    This is my kind of soup – veggies and beans in one bowl – love how light and healthy this is!

  24. megan posted October 3, 2012 at 7:51 am

    can i cook this in the crock pot?

    • Aggies Kitchen posted October 3, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      Hi Megan! I haven’t tried it in the crock pot, but I don’t see why not? Let me know if you try it! I hope to try more soups using the crock pot this year.

  25. Kathy posted November 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I was wondering if I didn’t have vegetable base could I use vegetable broth and cut back the water? It looks amazing!! Thank you!!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 5, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Hi Kathy! Yes, absolutely. I would sub in 4-6 cups of the broth depending on how much soup you want to make, pretty flexible recipe when it comes to that. And adjust seasoning/salt as you go because all broths/bases taste different! Let me know if you try! Enjoy!!

  26. Jenna posted November 8, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I tried this recipe tonight and my family loved it! I added a whole bunch of kale and it worked out great. Thank you!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 9, 2014 at 11:11 am

      That’s wonderful! Thank you!


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