On a cold night there's nothing better than a warm bowl of soup. Creamy white bean soup is a delicious alternative to more traditional soups but just as comforting! Add cooked sausage or bacon crumbles to really step things up a notch!
add cooked sausage for a delicious twist
In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Next, add kale, stir, and saute until tender, about 5 more minutes.
To the kale, add broth, beans, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove 1/2 cup of hot broth from the soup and place in a bowl. To the broth, add cream and flour and whisk until blended and smooth. While gently whisking the soup, slowly add broth and cream mixture and stir until blended. Simmer for 3 more minutes until the soup has thickened. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
Ladle into bowls and garnish with bacon crumbles, if desired.
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