Tuscan Sausage & Kale Soup | Schnucks

Tuscan Sausage & Kale Soup

Budget Friendly, Flavors Of Fall, Pork, Salad & Slaw, Stovetop

Enjoy a lighter fall flavored soup.



Enjoy a lighter fall flavored soup.


  • 2 tbsp. Schnucks olive oil
  • 8 oz. Schnucks salsiccia sausage
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 6 cups chicken stock (see recipes notes)
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can reduced-sodium cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups torn kale leaves
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan-Garlic Croutons (see recipe notes)


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking up with a spoon or spatula, 3–4 minutes or until browned. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Add onion and celery to saucepan and cook 4–5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in garlic and crushed red pepper. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in stock and beans. Return sausage to saucepan and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Add kale, lemon juice and lemon zest; cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes more or until kale is just wilted.
  5. Serve immediately topped with Parmesan cheese and croutons.

Recipe Notes

Chicken Stock

Use Schnucks chicken stock or follow our recipe for Rotisserie Chicken Stock using the bones and scraps from a rotisserie chicken.

      Parmesan-Garlic Croutons

      Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine. Spread into a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake 15–20 minutes or until bread is crisp and golden, stirring occasionally. Let cool.

      • 4 cups cubed bread
      • 6 tbsp. butter, melted
      • 3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
      • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

        Nutrition Facts

        339 CALORIES Per Serving

        FAT: 19G



        SODIUM: 709MG


        FIBER: 6G

        SUGAR: 4G

        PROTEIN: 17G

        Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe.