Slow Cooker Tuscan White Bean and Kale Soup

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By Eddie Szczerba
from Ossining, NY

Perfect bowl of soup for those cold wintry days!! :)

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serves 12-?
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  •   3 can(s)
    white kidney beans (cannellini)or one pound of dry,soaked overnight.
  •   2 stalk(s)
    celery,diced
  •   2 large
    carrots,diced
  •   1 large
    onion,diced
  •   1 c
    parsley, italian,chopped
  •   4 clove
    garlic,minced
  •   1 bunch
    fresh kale, chopped,stems removed,leaves only!
  •   4 qt
    chicken broth, low salt(i use my own homemade)
  •   2-3 sprig(s)
    bay leaves, dried
  •   1 tsp
    rosemary, dried
  •   1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  •   1 Tbsp
    salt,if needed
  •   3/4 tsp
    black pepper
  •   1 pt
    romano cheese, grated for serving
  •   3 Tbsp
    olive oil

How To Make

  • 1
    If your crock-pot has a removable insert the you want to saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil until slightly browned before assembling the soup,otherwise do this in a skillet then add it into crock-pot/slow-cooker.
  • 2
    Next you want to add all of the vegetables except the kale. That will go in last as it doesn't take long to cook and you want it to be green and vibrant,full of vitamins. Add the beans, stock,spices and herbs and set on high for one hour.
  • 3
    About ten to fifteen minutes before it's done cooking add the kale and serve with copious amounts of freshly grated Romano cheese and slices of good crusty bread with butter! Stay warm and enjoy!! :