Creamy White Bean, Potato and Kale Soup with Vegan Sausage

DSC_0059Let’s face it, there wasn’t much I could do to make this pretty. Although it looks humble, I swear it’s divine.

Creamy White Bean, Potato and Kale Soup with Vegan Sausage

  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 stalks diced celery
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 C. vegetable stock
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed, skins left on, cut into large chunks
  • 1 can white beans (I used cannellini), drained and rinsed
  • 1 t. liquid smoke
  • 1 t. fennel seeds
  • 1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 vegan sausages.  I used these incredible Vegan Italian Sausages from Field Roast, you could use 8 oz. of diced use mushrooms instead, add 1 t. Italian seasonings and double the fennel seeds to get a similar flavor profile if you can’t find Field Roast near you or if you have a gluten intolerance.
  • 4 C. baby kale
  • 2 C. cashew cream (1 c. cashews, 1 1/2 C. water and 2 T. nutritional yeast blended til creamy in a power blender, if you don’t have a power blender, soak the cashews overnight and do this in a normal blender).
  • 1/2 C. dry sherry
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Method: Heat the olive oil over medium high heat in your soup pot, break the Field Roast Italian Vegan Sausages into crumbles and add to the pot. Saute til the crumbles get a bit crispy looking. Add the onion and sauté til translucent, about 2-5 minutes. Add celery and carrot and sauté for a few minutes more.  Add potatoes and garlic and let sauté for a minute more. Add the vegetable stock, dry sherry, white beans, fennel seeds, crushed red pepper flakes and liquid smoke. Cover pot with a lid and reduce heat to a simmer. Let simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender. Add in cashew cream, the baby kale and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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59 responses to “Creamy White Bean, Potato and Kale Soup with Vegan Sausage

  1. Pingback: Creamy White Bean, Potato and Kale Soup with Vegan Sausage from Vedged Out | Tales of Alohi

  2. I’m making it. Humble schmumble.

    • Oh girl. For reals. It’s the shiz. I’m out of your Field Roast treats and I’m not going out to get more in this snow, but I think I’m going to try it with my seitan italian sausage crumbles….

  3. I gotta try this with the mushrooms!

  4. Looks really good. Might try this next week for my A. Soup. A. Week.

  5. Now, this is one fabulously aweosme soup! I love the sherry in here & the home-made cahews cream too! Vegan sausages rock.

  6. I made a very similar soup from Manifest Vegan, it just didn’t have the sausage in it, and it was awesome! Mushrooms sound like a great addition.

    • Interesting! Don’t tell anyone, but I was working on a restaurant knock off that I loved before I went vegan ;)

      • I bet I know which restaurant that was! I was trying to look up a GF/DF version of it after being tortured by my friend eating it in front of me.

        • I think most of their food tastes like microwaved frozen Italian dinners, so it’s not a place I would normally eat, but my niece used to work there so my sisters and I would go in and request her table and give her a big fat tip. I LOVED this dish before going vegan. Now I can make it and eat it WHENEVER I want! ;)

          • Too bad I read this AFTER I just went to the store. :-P need to pick up some kale… What can u use instead of liquid smoke? Worcestershire sauce?

            • You could use the Worcestershire, or just leave it out. The liquid smoke just makes it taste like it has bacon in it. Sorry about the kale! You could use spinach instead… ;)

              • My spinach just got tossed. I really need to start enjoying my veggies before they decompose on me. :-/
                I am going off sugar now so maybe it will prompt me to eat my veggies. I’ll have to add them to my list. It’s either I get a bunch of veg and forget to do something with them or I’ll get a wanna cook spurt and have only a few veg to work with. I eat like a bird too so I don’t know how I do it day to day. But somehow I survive while not eating processed foods ha!

  7. When I saw this photo in my Reader my brain totally went into “ohdeargod pleasebevegan ohdeargod pleasebevegan” overdrive so maybe it’s not as bad as you think it is :p haha; I have been craving creamy goodness like crazy lately – this recipe sounds belly-rubbing delicious!

    • Dude, you are totally cracking me up! So vegan, so perfectly good that you could serve it to carnivores and they’d swear it has bacon, cream and sausage in it. Woot Woot!

  8. It looks delicious to me! Upon reading the ingredients, I am convinced it is delicious.
    I will book mark this one for the onset of cooler weather. :)

  9. it looks delicious to me too! i think all the creamy goodness looks good any which way:))

  10. Thank you, Somer! I never think to add vegan sausage to my soups. I love the idea. I think this soup looks super satisfying.

  11. This sounds wonderful and so hearty! It’s been so snowy and cold here, I can’t get enough soup!

    • Me neither, I’m afraid if I don’t post something else soon, I’m going to lose all my followers, but it’s all I want to make! I’m so done with snow!

  12. Sounds like perfect winter fare to warm up a cold night!

  13. Looks amazing! And WAY more interesting that straight up potato soup. Thanks!

  14. This looks delicious!!! I’m going to try it!

  15. That looks so yummy, Somer! Definitely pretty. Looks so creamy too – very impressive!

  16. I think you can read my mind… (note to self: make SURE to wear your tinfoil hat more often to ensure that your vegan overlords can’t see inside your cranium so easily…) I have been wondering how to add a little bit “more” back into the green smoothie challenge. I have been following it faithfully for months now and aside from discovering that I have legs that will actually walk uphill, will allow me to trot for small distances (amazing when you know that I could hardly walk last year because my knees were so arthritic and sore) behind a most determined Amstaff dog on his daily walks and I have discovered how quick your mind will go when you are feeding it the appropriate nutrition. This program has changed my life. Aside from that, I have now reached a point at where I am happy to stay weight wise and so don’t want to keep losing weight (a steady, easy progressive side benefit of this program) and I was thinking “how do I add a few nutritious calories back in?”…and here it is…the answer to my problem…shove a bit of nut cream into your evening soup! Voila! A brilliant idea! Cheers for sharing at just the right time, I owe you one :)

    • Fran, that’s so incredible that you’ve reached your goals and that your arthritis is doing so much better. It’s crazy what good nutrition will do for your body. This is still full of nutrition, just a bit on the heavier side ;)

      • I had been eating vegan food for 15 years and was in a bit of a food rut eating mostly starches (especially my favourite thing…potatoes) and was a bit washed out and overweight. I really only did the challenge because everyone else was doing it and I felt left out here in Tassie but it really has changed my life. As I pointed out I am having to find recipes to stop me losing more weight even though I am eating better than I have in years. I put it down to actually having breakfast in the form of those wonderful and most enormous green smoothies. I cram all kinds of weird and wonderful things into them. I found some macca powder in my pantry and was tossing heaped tsp of that in as well as using a spoonful of ginger daily, whole oranges, almonds, whatever fruit is on special gets frozen. I have been collecting blackberries on our walks with the dogs and half get frozen for me and the other half for a batch of blackberry wine to be made at some time in the future. They allow you to get creative with whatever you have available and I can vouch for their restorative and health giving powers. I used to lag WAY behind Steve when we walked the dogs and he was forever waiting for me to catch up (Earl assisted ;) ) but now I power on ahead of him, especially uphill, where I had a lot of problems before. My knee is still stiff but I no longer have ANY pain in it and the other day I actually jogged with Earl up the road. I spent winter last year hobbling around and this year I know I have found my saving grace. I am so glad that you were generous enough to share that wonderful plan with us Somer. Whether you are too modest to accept my gushing thanks or not, you were the instigator of my new way of eating and I have you directly to thank for it :) Cheers for being such a generous person. You never know who you are going to help to change their lives when you set out to share :) I bet I am not the only one who has truly benefited from your wonderful plan :)

        • All right, I’ll accept your gushing and give you a big fat internet hug. I may have made the plan, but you followed it and for longer than anyone else, and that my dear, was ALL YOU ;) xx

          • Cheers Somer, I figure people need to know that this plan is easy to follow (thoughtlessly easy actually ;) ), not at ALL difficult, very customisable and that the end results far outweigh your efforts. If anyone out there is tempted to give it a go PLEASE do…it might just change your life like it has mine :). There…free publicity by a newly converted zealot ;)

  17. This looks great! I love Field Roasts … soooo good!

  18. Looks gorgeous. Right up my street, especially as im more than a little obsessed my beans at the minute :)

  19. I LOVE rustic cozy soups and this totally fits the bill!

  20. clsoutlines

    Is this freezer friendly?

  21. This looks so amazing, lady! I love the idea of sausage and potatoes together in a big stew. Soooo yum! :-)

  22. Where do you buy “liquid smoke” ? I have never used it before. Thanks!

  23. Okay will check it out next time. I remember looking for it but did not see it :-)

  24. Pingback: A. Soup. A. Week. Creamy Cannelloni Beans, Potato and Kale | Fly 'n Cook

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