Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Slow Cooker Bean Soup with Kale

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hello friends, it's so cold outside and it's always nice to have a bowl of soup to warm you up! I'd love to share with you this healthy and delicious soup recipe that is made in the slow cooker.

Here you can see it cooking in my slow cooker and it is so easy to make.


Serves 8 people


4 cups kale - chopped
1 package dried navy beans or cannelloni beans - rinsed clean with water
1 tablespoon olive oil 
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 - 8oz. can tomato sauce
1 chicken bouillon cube or chicken stock
salt & pepper to taste
1 tsp. dried parsley
9 cups of water


Add everything to the slow cooker and put setting on HIGH and cook for 6 hours. 

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  1. Sounds yummy! I love making soup in my crock pot!

    1. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning :)

  2. There isn't a soup out there I don't love, especially this time of year. This does sound super easy Julie, and healthy too. I think I might give it a try but I think I would substitute chicken stock instead of the cube. I don't usually have those on hand, but I believe I have everything else except the kale. It's been a while since I've used my crockpot, so I'm gonna take it out, dust it off, and get cookin!


  3. Can't go wrong with a slow cooker soap, nice to come home to the house smelling nice and knowing nothing to do!Enjoyx

  4. Oh!!! MyHero would love this and I love crock pot recipes that I can fix and forget about instead of fussing with them. I just came across some beans in the pantry last night. I think I need to use them up! Thanks for the recipe xo Diana

  5. This sounds so good! I love beans and I love kale!! Also love my slow cooker!

  6. You know it snowed here overnight and warm soup sounds really good. Too bad I don't have any kale. Yours looks delicious. Slow cooker recipes are my favorite. It can't get much easier than that. Thanks for the recipe.
    xx Beca

  7. This looks delicious and we're in the perfect weather for it here in Missouri!

  8. Hot soup and the slow cooker? Sounds like a winner! Thanks for the recipe, Julie :-)

  9. I'm loving soups in the slow cooker this time of year. Thanks for joining the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week :)

  10. hey julie! i'm a big fan of soup. my mom makes homemade chicken noodle and vegetable soup all the time. thanks so much for asking about me. i'm fine. i had a really busy and hectic week. so blogging got put on the back burner. i was just catching up on blogs tonight.

  11. The soup looks and sounds delicious Julie! Thanks for sharing your recipe. You're right, soup is the perfect thing to have during this long cold winter!

  12. Mmmm... I love Kale in soup so this would be one I would enjoy :) It's supposed to snow tomorrow through Monday so maybe I will have to make this over the weekend. There is nothing like hot soup on a cold evening. Hugs to you!

  13. This looks yummy and healthy!
    It's my first visit to your blog, nice to meet :-)

  14. Sounds like a healthy hearty soup that would warm your stomach and heart on a cold Winter's day. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

  15. Well that looks different. I've never heard of this one. Thanks for sharing, and stopping by. Have a great weekend.

  16. I've never heard of navy beans so will look these up and see if they are called something else here... found them... haricot beans. There is nothing better than coming home to a hot soup on these cold days and even better when it is bubbling away in the slow cooker. Thanks for sharing another delicious recipe xx


  17. Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y me ha encantado.
    Te animo a hacer una ojeada en el post de esta semana y seguro que veras algunas ideas realmente interesantes.Deseo que te guste y si es así me alegraria que te hicieras seguidora. gracias por visitarme.

  18. I so love bean soups of all kinds, and this sounds great!! xx

  19. Love anything bean, Great Share on my Fabulous Friday Party.
    Thanks Maria Keep in touch !!

  20. I don't own a slow cooker or microwave (uses too much electricity with our off-the-grid electrical system) so everything I make is on top of the stove or in the oven. This looks like yet another delicious recipe!

  21. This sounds yummy Julie, I use my slow cooker a lot, I had beef in it all day yesterday and it was delicious. I must try this I've just googled navy beans to see what they are haricot beans yes I've got those will try it next week. Have a great Sunday. :) xx

  22. This Recipe looks amazing! I love anything I can make in my slowcooker. Pinned for later and found via BloggerBrags

  23. What an easy dish to make! Awesome idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  24. Hey there, lovely lady! Thanks a bunch for sharing this delicious recipe at Roses of Inspiration :) I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday!

  25. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at VMG's Brag About It link party! I've enjoyed visiting your blog today!

  26. I'm always looking for more crockpot recipes. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

  27. This sounds so yummy Julie and Kale is so good for you! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  28. Sounds like an easy meal and great way to use up some dry beans I have in the pantry! Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  29. This looks so delicious! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

  30. Hi, I am always looking for good crock pot recipes.
    Thank you for coming to the Inspire Me Monday Linky party. I'm Janice, one of your hostesses.

  31. This sounds tasty and easy! I will be pinning :) Thanks for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

  32. This looks so good! I've pinned to give it a try.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  33. Your soup sounds so good, Julie! I love how easy it is to make and that you can use the slow cooker too. It's a lovely wholesome meal in a bowl! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinning :-)

  34. I'm loving this! You always bring such amazing things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 at our party. I can't wait! Lou Lou Girls

  35. Yum! This dish looks amazing! I could eat this every day! I can't wait to make this! Thank you for sharing this healthy and delicious Slow Cooker Bean Soup with Kale with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it. I’m pinning and sharing!

  36. We love bean soup, but I have never made it with kale... great idea! :)

  37. Hi Julie,
    I love using my slow cooker especially in Fall & Winter. This recipe sounds so healthy, hearty and easy to make. A perfect meal.
    Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted.


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