close up shot of kale butternut squash white bean soup in white bowl
4.8 from 5 votes

Butternut Squash Kale White Bean Soup

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 113
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 10 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup finely diced canned tomatoes with their liquid (I used mild Rotel tomatoes with chilies)
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups diced raw butternut squash
  • 2 cups canned white beans, rinsed and well drained
  • 4 cups thinly sliced kale leaves (stems removed and discarded)
  • grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  • In a large soup pot or Dutch oven set over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the onions, and cook, stirring often until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the vegetable broth, tomatoes, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil and add the squash. Lower the heat to a gentle simmer. Cook until the squash is tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Add the beans and kale and cook for 15 more minutes.
  • Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Additions & Variations
  • To decrease the SmartPoints to *1, decrease olive oil to 2 tablespoons
  • Substitute homemade cooked white beans for canned
  • Different Beans: Chick Peas, Kidney Beans, Black Beans would all work well
  • More Protein: Add cooked chicken, turkey, ham, sausage
  • Spicier: Add you favorite hot sauce at the table when serving
  • Fancier: Top with grated Parmesan and crunchy croutons
Serving size: 1 cup
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Kale White Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy vegetable soup, squash soup