Cannellini Bean Soup

Another bean recipe coming your way! No, beans are not paleo. But the great thing about this recipe is that all you need to do to make it paleo is not add the beans. It’s that simple. No bitching needed. It’s been a week of bitching on the internet, so let’s clean it up around here, guys. No need to get upset about things that aren’t worth getting upset about. Bigger fish to fry, don’t ya think? This soup is pure comfort food, but the best part is that it’s crazy easy to make. You don’t need a boat load of ingredients and you may already have all of them in your pantry. I made this dish one night when I wasn’t sure what the hell I wanted and it’s now become a staple in our week! Fall is lovely, especially when it’s filled with soup!

PaleOMG Cannellini Bean Soup

PaleOMG Cannellini Bean Soup

I gotta touch on something, because God forbid I share (gasp) ANOTHER BEAN RECIPE. I had a couple people reach out to tell me that I need to rebrand since I’m going outside of paleo these days. Even though I’ve shared thousands of free paleo recipes, 3 paleo cookbooks, and ate paleo for 8+ years. But since I have expanded my palate into other food groups, some people believe I should rebrand my site. So I thought I would put things in perspective – rebranding costs A LOT of money. Thousands upon thousands upon thousands of dollars…while this site already costs A TON of money to run (I think many people think sites are free or don’t cost much money…that is incorrect for a site like this one). Then after you rebrand, you have to hire your web developer to redesign your site to match your rebranding, which also costs thousands of dollars. Rebranding isn’t just calling your site something different, it costs a ton of money. And I’m explaining this because I think we (as human beings who all think we know what is best) think we understand what it takes to run a business, but we really have no idea unless we are in it. I’ve had this website for almost 10 years and it’s stayed alive because I’ve put A LOT of money, time, and hard work into it. And if I now want that hard work to have some beans in it, that’s how it’s going to be. If you are unhappy with that, I’m sorry for your upset, but it’s not worth it. Please do not email me asking me to rebrand, unless you would like to pay for it yourself and become my manager (for free) to handle it all in a smooth fashion.

My soapbox speech has ended.

PaleOMG Cannellini Bean Soup

Woooooooweeeeee I sound like a bitch, huh? I’m ok with that. If people want to share their viewpoint and advice, I’m here to share my own. I gotta stand up for myself! And I’m just at my wit’s end, honestly. A bit exhausted from the last few days of social media and people taking their election stress out on me. Just a reminder, I am not Trump or Biden or Harris or Pence. Or anyone else in government. I’m just a woman who loves to work out, eat delicious food, hang with my dog, and listen to true crime podcasts. I also like to eat beans to clear up my acne and share that experience/food with you. Is that worth getting upset about? Nah. Life is too precious to stress over what other people’s diets look like. You know what you should stress over? How quickly you can get these ingredients and whip this recipe up. Here’s your friendly reminder to say something nice to a stranger today. Kindness goes a long way, especially right now.

PaleOMG Cannellini Bean Soup


Cannellini Bean Soup

  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutrs
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasonings
  • ~50oz chicken bone broth*
  • 14oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 head of dino kale, chopped and massaged
  • 29oz can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • black pepper, to taste
  • coarse salt, for garnish
  • fresh parsley, for garnish
  • gluten free baguette**


  1. Place a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat on the stovetop. Add the Italian sausage, break apart into small pieces and cook until no pink remains. Use a slotted spoon to remove the sausage and set aside for later.
  2. Add the onion and carrots to the pan along with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes, until onion begins to become translucent and carrots begin to soften. Add garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and Italian seasonings and sauté for 3 more minutes. Add in broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and kale. Combined then cover and let come to a boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Lastly, add the Italian sausage, cannellinni beans, and black pepper to the pot and let the beans heat through for 5 minutes. Garnish with extra black pepper, coarse salt, fresh parsley, and some crust gluten free bread!


* I used three 16.9oz containers of Kettle & Fire chicken bone broth

** I used Against The Grain Baguette

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PaleOMG Cannellini Bean Soup

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I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


76 thoughts on “Cannellini Bean Soup”

    1. I’m just glad that you post delicious recipes that are paleo, non-paleo, gluten free, or whatever label applies. You make some darn good food that’s easy to prepare. Thank you for all your efforts in making my life just a little easier, especially making me laugh!

  1. This looks and sounds delicious and I look forward to adding it to our menu! Been following for years and tho I’m not paleo, I have found some real inspiration here. Keep it up!

    1. Just want to saw this soup recipe is perfect. I used spicy breakfast sausage in lieu of Italian sausage since that’s what I had in the freezer and it was awesome! Thank you so much for everything that you do!

  2. I think the most important thing is that your website / brand has the letters O. M. G. at the end of it-which most ppl say after eating your delicious recipes. That is what matters. So please, pass the beans or whatever food you damn well please!!

      1. Juli-
        I’ve made many of your wonderful recipes and
        always look forward to your weekly e-mail…you’re a wonderful young lady, don’t you change a thing!

        Thank you for all you do. 😊👍

  3. Juli- I just want to say THANK YOU….thank you for being real, for being you and for understanding that what once was will not always be the best thing and adapting however you see best fit for yourself. I started paleo because it lined up with my food allergies….I have loved your recipes and cookbooks, they became SAFE & EASY options for me to add to my cooking rotation. The judgers will always judge – let them….I just wish they didn’t judge “meanly” and directly at you (or anyone else for that matter). Keep on smiling and know that you ARE APPRECIATED by far more people than you will ever know.

    1. you are so insanely sweet, aimee!! it’s strange to me when people don’t understand change, learning, and adapting. it’s part of life and we all do it! if we were all trying to live like we once did, none of us would have eyebrows and we would all be wearing low rise jeans hahahaha

  4. I have been making your recipes for close to a decade. I am forever grateful for the free content you share, and your recipes are always a hit with my whole family. We switched to a Paleo-ish approach almost ten years ago. But we never stopped eating beans, so your new recipes work just as well for us as all the others that you’ve shared over the years! And your recipe posts always manage to make me laugh, which is an added bonus. I’ve never commented before, but just wanted to add my two cents of support. Thanks for sharing your kitchen creativity with us for all these years!!

    1. that’s great to hear! i’ve learned so much about beans recently and i really wish i would have known more when starting paleo. if i would have known better, i would have kept them in my diet and probably wouldn’t have had the same experience with acne. thank you for understanding where i’m coming from and supporting me even when you didn’t eat exactly how i did!!

  5. Sadly, I think the negative people just speak more often and louder than others. I have used your recipes for years through different phases of food choices. I have been paleo, autoimmune paleo, and just clean eating. Your recipes and workouts have helped me through all stages. If there is an ingredient that doesn’t work, I change it without complaining. Thank you for the inspiration and work.
    This soup looks delicious and will be on my menu soon, along with that pumpkin cake.

    1. it’s very very true. why are the grumpiest people always the loudest? it’s super easy to change or remove an ingredient (or at least ask) without getting upset about it haha! thanks for the love, Sheila!

  6. I agree with everyone else as well! You have offered so much amazing content, and have literally become a staple in our home. Please trust you have impacted so many of us, and still do every day with amazing recipes! I always make your recipes as written, including this soup, and it was amazing as always. Thanks for working so hard, we love you!!

  7. Juli! I am making this again tonight, beans and all! Love your content and recipes so freaking much!! Thank You!

    1. Found this recipe a few days ago and its great! Used fresh spinach and tossed in a wedge of parmesan rind. Yummy 😋

  8. I’ve been following you for yearsss and love to see you evolve and also the site evolve as well. We’ve got your cookbooks that we use like a Bible in this house. The kids eat your food so as far as I’m concerned you win!!! You wanna add beans? Let’s do this! Thanks for the great content. I’m no fashonista so I skip over those parts but the food is always ON POINT!

  9. Why to set those nosy busy bodies straight, Juli! I was (mostly) Paleo for a number of years, but on occasion I would have some non-Paleo treat. The comments from people were just as annoying as the ones from people that asked a ton of questions about the lifestyle, then commented on how I didn’t need to “diet” because I looked great (duh), and how it was too much work for them to do so please-pass-the-Doritos-since-you-don’t-eat-that stuff.
    Anyway, I want to try this recipe RIGHT NOW, but it’s 12:55 AM on Sunday and I don’t have beans in the house at the moment.
    Always love your recipes; simple and delicious!

  10. I am giving this recipe five stars based on how good I imagine it is going to taste when I make it tomorrow evening. You are correct–I actually have all the ingredients either in the freezer, cupboard or refrigerator. This looks like the perfect recipe to indulge my craving for soup. Thank you for sharing. I will be adapting it to the household member who has an actual onion allergy, but I will be leaving in the beans because they are delicious and satisfying. I appreciate your perspective on adapting, changing things up a bit, and running a business. A frank explanation about these subjects is so refreshing and welcome. Kudos.

  11. I love your brand, site, your recipes and your positivity! You were my inspiration when I started Paleo and I’m loving the expanded palate! Thank you for sharing all your hard work with us! This recipe looks amazing and it’s going on the to make list soon. I’ll need to sub out the Italian sausage! Can’t wait to try it.

  12. PREACH JULI. Everyone can pop off and make their own personal decision if it offends them so much to see beans to NOT visit your website. You do you and like you said, don’t sweat the small stuff. Thanks for keeping it fresh and real.

  13. I’ve followed you since the beginning so I guess 10yrs, I enjoy your blog I love that you are adding in non paleo it makes you real. I will be making this soup with beans, thank you!

  14. This was delicious! So nice to find a soup recipe that doesn’t require you to cook it all day…sometimes you just want soup at the last minute. Thanks for another great recipe!!

  15. As momma Ru says, unless they’re paying your bills, pay the Bz no mind! Your work speaks for itself and it says, “this woman is giving it her all and then some and deserves applause, not bs!!”
    Now for some turmeric rice and beans, tyvm. ❤️

  16. Just wanted to give a big shout out to you and thank you for all the great recipes over the years, please don’t even think about rebranding anything. You are on my “check every morning” rotation, I have been some combination of paleo or keto for over a decade, but every once in a while i want/like a good dish with beans in it 😉

  17. Just made this soup recipe and it’s so delicious! Even though it’s not close to winter here in Okinawa it still taste very homey (is that a thing, well if not then it is now) lol
    Thanks Juli!

  18. I’ve been following you and using your recipes for quite a few years now, and as someone else said, I trust them. For me, they’re safe to follow or be inspired by. Thank you for just doing you and being you. It’s all we can do with no right to demand that others dance to another beat other than their own.
    Thank you for all you give. On to making and enjoying your bean soup recipe!

  19. Thank you for sharing delish food for a decade. I’ve been following you from the very beginning. I was paleo myself back then. Now I’m vegan. And I’m still here 🤷🏻‍♀️ And I still love your food and workouts. We all change and grow as humans (hopefully). You’re blog is growing and changing too. I love that! You rock 😎

  20. Made this today (rainy, cool day here in NC) and it is so amazingly delicious as easy. My hubby said it’s by far his favorite soup ever! I used collards instead of kale. Thanks for yet another amazing recipe! This is going on rotation for sure.

  21. THANK YOU! For re-introducing me and my family to beans again! Everyone is happy again after so many years of NO-beans- Love all your bean recipes, please keep them coming.

  22. Making this tonight! I was going to use the instant pot…I’m assuming the directions would change to: brown the meat first, then add in everything (except for garnishes) and set? Can’t wait to try it!

  23. Making this today and sent hubby to the store for 3 things, including Chicken bone broth…he came home with Beef bone broth. Apparently he doesn’t read lists!! Will the beef broth compromise the taste of soup?
    I agree with other comments about your getting negative comments regarding your recipes and/or ingredients you choose to post…It’s your site, you can/should do anything you darn well please! We readers can choose to make them or not, but criticizing ingredients (like beans, bread, or whatever) isn’t productive. Those naysayers don’t have to make it or just leave out/substitute ingredients you don’t want to use…not that hard a choice. IMHO

  24. I have made this soup easily four times since you posted it. It is so delicious perfect comfort food. And I plan to make it again today! Thanks Juli, been a fan for years!

  25. Hey Juli! I know this recipe came out a while ago but it is one of my current faves! I’ve made it once a week for the past several weeks and I’m still loving it! Thanks so much! ❤️

  26. I’ve been a follower of your site for years-probably six or so-and have cooked many of your recipes and own 2 of your books. Due to my own health reasons, I was encouraged to *gulp* go plant-based by my doctor. I’ve modified many of my faves of yours because I view a recipe as a list of ingredients/flavors not a bible and you’re great at coming up with good combos and flavors. Sorry for rambling but I said all this to say-I am SO GLAD you’re now making recipes outside of Big Paleo lol. I will be making this soup tonight. 🙂

  27. Jessica Luther

    This is my 3rd soup over the last month! Love how easy each recipe is and so tasty. Changed up a few things, used turkey sausage , added cayenne , and lentils instead of the kidney beans. Thanks Juli

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