White Bean Soup with Kale and Winter Squash

White Bean Soup with Kale and Winter Squash

This is the quintessential healthy soup. It's chock-full of antioxidants and fiber from colorful veggies, beans, and dark leafy greens. If you're on a reduced-sodium diet, omit the salt for a sodium value of 391 milligrams. You can freeze this soup in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2008

  • Yield: 11 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
  • Cook time:36 Minutes
  • Prep time:30 Minutes


  • 1 pound kale
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery (1 large stalk)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 1/4 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped butternut squash (1 small)
  • 1 cup chopped carrot (2 large)
  • 1/3 cup no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, un-drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Remove and discard stems from kale. Coarsely chop leaves to equal 6 cups, reserving any remaining kale for another use. Wash chopped kale thoroughly in cold water. Drain well, and set aside.

. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften. Add chopped kale, broth, and next 7 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in pepper.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 107
  • Fat: 1.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 5.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 21.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Iron: 1.8mg
  • Sodium: 499mg
  • Calories from fat: 11%
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Calcium: 96mg

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