The complex flavor of this stew will have 'em thinking you've been simmering it for hours. Adding the kale leaves at the very end ensures they keep their structure.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, carrots, and celery and season with salt. Cook vegetables, stirring, until tender, about 8 minutes.

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  • Increase heat to medium high and add tomatoes and their juice. Cook, stirring, until mixture begins to caramelize, about 3 minutes.

  • Add 7 cups water, potatoes, and beans, and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes, then stir in kale.

  • Cook, covered, until tender, about 2 minutes, then season with salt and pepper. Top with Parmesan.

Cook's Notes

Toss a Parmesan rind into the broth while cooking. It will heighten the richness of the soup.

Reviews (4)

42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
02/22/2013
Very tasty, and good for us! I prefer it with more white beans, and the slightly crunchy vegetables give it such a fresh appeal.
Rating: Unrated
01/18/2013
The finished product was screaming for bacon... but we're trying to keep it healthy here, so I liked it for that reason. Easy, healthy and tasty.
Rating: Unrated
01/10/2013
Love this recipe, I just wish there was nutritional information like with some of the other recipes. I make this recipe probably 2-3 times a month, it's simple and delicious!
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Rating: Unrated
10/25/2012
Made it last night - w/o the cheese, as I'm vegan. It was delish!