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Collard-Kielbasa Soup

Collard-Kielbasa Soup


"This unusual sounding soup is delicious. Even if you are not crazy about collards, you'll enjoy this, my family loves it!"
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1 h 20 m servings 227 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 227 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 10.5 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 406 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place water and kielbasa into a soup pot, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in diced potatoes, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes more. Add greens and beans, simmer for 20 minutes longer.
  2. While the greens and beans are cooking, place a saute pan over medium heat. Stir in the bacon, and cook to melt out some of the fat. Sir in the garlic, onions, and bell pepper; cook until the bacon is almost crisp. Drain off as much grease as you can, and add the mixture to the simmering soup, and cook an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


  • Note
  • This soup, cut in half, is also well suited to the slow cooker. Just cook the bacon, garlic, onion, and bell pepper as above, then add it to the slow cooker with all of the other ingredients except for the salt and pepper. Cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours, or High for 2 1/2 hours. Season to taste and serve. Easy!
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Made this in the crock pot and it turned out wonderful and thick. Used fresh (instead of frozen) collard greens that I needed to use up. Kept everything pretty much the same as called for and it...

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would hsve been better without the potatoes and bacon.

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Made this in the crock pot and it turned out wonderful and thick. Used fresh (instead of frozen) collard greens that I needed to use up. Kept everything pretty much the same as called for and it...

Great recipe! Everyone in the family loved it. Makes a big pot of thick, hearty soup/stew. If too thick for your liking add an extra cup of water. Not much tweaking needed...only added an ex...

This definitely is a hearty soup. A great way to use collard greens. It was a bit on the thick side, an extra cup of water with 1 tsp. of beef granules made it perfect, or I should say to our li...

Delicious soup and a great way to use collard greens! Came out great in the crockpot! Fried 4 slices of bacon, onion and garlic, drained and put in bottom of crockpot. In same pan (minus the ba...

Loved the heartiness of this. Made a pot of it to take into work for a pot luck and it went quick, no leftovers to take home. I like my food a little on the spicy side so I added about 1/4 - 1...

Cooked this soup just as the recipe states and it was great!! I'm even from the South and it passed our Southern taste buds.

This was very good! Instead of water, I used reduced-sodium/fat free chicken broth, and instead of regular smoked sausage, I used turkey smoked sausage. I didn't have any bacon, so I left that ...

The total cooking turns the potatoes to mush; great if you want them to act as a thickener. I planned ahead, cut them in good sized pieces and added them during the last 15 minutes. This is re...

I was looking for a way to use up fresh collard greens and didn't have very high expectations. But this was a big hit at my house. I used dried beans so I added them with the kolbassi. I had ...

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