Meal Kit

Tuscan White Bean & Sausage Soup

with kale and Asiago-chive crostini

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    2 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace Concentrate
  • 6 Chive Sprigs
  • 1 tsp. Chimichurri Seasoning
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Asiago Cheese
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 15 oz. Cannellini Beans
  • 2 oz. Kale
  • 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • Info
    1 Ciabatta

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Pot

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using ground beef, follow same instructions as Step 2, adding 1/4 tsp. salt, stir occasionally until no pink remains, 4-6 minutes. Follow same instructions as Step 3.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as Step 2, adding 1/4 tsp. salt, stir occasionally until no pink remains, 4-6 minutes. Follow same instructions as Step 3.

  • If using 16 oz. Italian sausage, follow same instructions as Step 2, stir occasionally until no pink remains, 6-8 minutes. Follow same instructions as Step 3.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve and peel onion. Cut halves into 1/4" dice.

    Stem kale and coarsely chop.

    Drain beans in a wire-mesh strainer and rinse.

    Mince chives.

    On a separate cutting board, remove Italian sausage from casing and crumble into bite-sized pieces.

  2. 2

    Cook the Sausage

    Place a medium pot over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add sausage to hot pot and cook undisturbed until browned on one side, 3-4 minutes.

    Then stir occasionally, breaking into small pieces with a spoon, until no pink remains, 2-3 minutes.

    Transfer sausage to a plate.

    Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

  3. 3

    Make the Soup

    Return pot used to cook sausage to medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add onion and kale to hot pot and stir occasionally until starting to soften, 2-3 minutes.

    Add seasoning blend, sausage, beans, demi-glace, and 1 3/4 cups water. Bring to a simmer.

    While soup comes to a simmer, in a mixing bowl, combine cornstarch and 2 Tbsp. water. Stir cornstarch mixture into simmering soup. Cover, and stir occasionally until thickened slightly, 7-9 minutes.

    While soup simmers, bake crostini.

  4. 4

    Bake the Crostini

    Halve ciabatta and place on prepared baking sheet, cut-side up. Drizzle with 2 tsp. olive oil. Top evenly with chives and half the Asiago (reserve remaining for garnish).

    Bake in hot oven until bread is toasted and cheese is melted, 7-9 minutes.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, serving soup with crostini, and garnishing soup with remaining Asiago. Bon appétit!

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