Potato Kale Soup

by Michelle on March 2, 2012

The last couple of days have been pretty rainy and damp in the Northeast, which brings about a craving for soup. I had a bunch of kale in my crisper and I wanted to do something different with it. I remembered Christie telling me about a kale soup that her neighbor often makes, so I got out my soup pot after I found this recipe on Culinate. I omitted the bay leaf, because I realized at the last minute that I was all out. I also added two links of chicken sausage (Trader Joe’s Spinach, Feta and Fontina) for a bit of extra flavor. We ate the soup with a Mediterranean style pizza topped with sausage, peppers, red onion and olives. Yum, yum and yum!

Potato Kale Soup (adapted from Culinate)

1 small red or yellow onion diced

Olive oil

5 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced

A pinch of red chile flakes

1 pound of Yukon gold or red potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

6 cups low sodium organic chicken broth

1 bay leaf

1 bunch of kale, washed, stems discarded and leaves chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

2 links of chicken sausage

Pour enough olive oil into a large soup pot to cover the bottom. Over medium heat cook the onion, garlic, and chile flakes for several minutes, until the onion begins to soften. Add the potatoes, broth, and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Add the kale, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until the kale is tender and the potatoes are soft. Remove the bay leaf and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Christine March 4, 2012 at 7:11 am

I usually do this recipe with butternut or acorn squash and some white beans instead of the potatoes. garnish with some parm cheese…


sheila March 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

This reminds of a soup that is done here in Northern East of Spain. They make it with white beans , add some chorizo and some meat and let it cook slowly . It is amazing.



CookiePie March 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

That soup looks so delicious and satisfying! A meal in a bowl. Yum!


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