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Kale and White Bean Stew Recipe | The Atria Kitchen

Kale and White Bean Stew with Sausage Recipe | The Atria Kitchen

Posted on February 2, 2015 by Admin

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For a hearty and warming dish, try Kale and White Bean Stew with Sausage. This recipe capitalizes on items we usually have in our pantries, is quick and easy, and – bonus - it’s nutritious as well! A 10-ounce serving provides 26 grams of protein, 18 grams of fiber, over 100% of the RDI for vitamins A and C and 70% of the RDI for iron. Even with sausage, the dish only contains 270 mg of sodium. You can omit the sausage for a vegetarian version and the stew still provides 24 grams of protein per serving. Enjoy!

Kale and White Bean Stew with Sausage Recipe

· Servings: 18
· Serving Size: 10 oz


  • 4 tbsp Canola oil, divided
  • 1/2 lb sausage, mild, casing removed
  • 3 ea. onions, chopped
  • 4 ea. garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 lb kale, stems removed, washed and shredded
  • 7 cup tomatoes, canned diced, with their juice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 8 cup cannellini beans, canned, drained and rinsed


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat half of the oil over moderate heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking the meat up with a fork until it loses its pink color - about 4 minutes. Add the remaining oil to the pan and then stir in the onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions start to soften - about 5 minutes.
  1. Add the garlic and kale to the pan and cook, stirring, until the kale wilts - about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and pepper; bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the kale is tender - about 15 minutes.
  1. Stir the beans into the stew and cook until warmed through - about 5 minutes. If you want to thicken the sauce, mash some of the beans with a fork.

Notes: Shred kale leaves as fine as possible, so each bite will include small, tender greens. Serve with crusty whole grain bread.

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  • Mary Jo Clark says:

    My mom is a resident at Atria Springdale and I would love to have the recipe for the salad and dressing served at this year’s Thanksgiving celebration dinner for the residents and their families. It was delicious. Thanks.
    Mary Jo Clark
    My mom is Rita Murr.

    • admin says:

      Hi Mary Jo, Thank you for your kind words! I let the Director of Culinary Services and Executive Director at Atria Springdale know you’d like the recipe and someone will be reach out to you.

      Thank you,
      Kacey R., Atria Senior Living