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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 comments on “Hearty Kale, White Bean and Tomato Soup”

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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. you must’ve heard my teeth chattering 🙂

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

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

    Have a fantastic day!

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

  11. This looks like some great comfort food!

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

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

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

  15. A warm and comforting soup for sure… delicious!

  16. Aggie, that sounds soooo satisfying!

  17. This is definitely comfort food to me!!

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

  20. 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. 🙂

  21. This soup has delicious and comfort written all over it.

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

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  24. can i cook this in the crock pot?

    • 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.

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  26. 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!!!

    • 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!!

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