Minestrone With Kale

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

A very nice veggie-filled minestrone. Spinach or chard could be substituted for the kale. both will cook quicker than kale so adjust cooking time accordingly

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot heat oil over medium. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally until onion soften, about 7-8 minutes. Add tomato paste, thyme and red pepper flakes; stir together until onions are coated, about one minute. Add kale and cook until the kale wilts, about 8 minutes.
  2. Place 1/4 of the beans in a food processor and blend just until beans are smashed (this will act as a thickener in the soup). Add all the beans to the pan as well as the tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until kale is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

5 5

Delicioso! I added parsnips to this as I had them in my crisper ready to be used with no other prospects, but that was the only difference. Loved it! Thanks.

4 5

This was great soup! I'm new to kale so I didn't use a whole pound, maybe only eight stems or so, and I added some small pasta. It was delicious with some buttered bread, and was hearty enough to be the main course for dinner. I will make this again!