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Simple Kale Soup


"Kale and turkey ham are simmered in chicken broth to make a hearty yet easy soup."
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1 h 45 m servings 168 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 13.6 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 662 mg
  • 26%

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.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Measure the chicken broth into a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. When it comes to a boil, add the kale, potatoes, ham and garlic. Season with ground black pepper. Simmer covered over low heat for 1 1/2 hours.

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  1. 48 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Great recipe, and I was suspicious.. I thought it seemed just too easy. I added a splash of tobasco sauce, some extra garlic, and a little onion powder.

Most helpful critical review

Not bad but not great. The flavors don't blend much, this is essentially broth with several different individual components floating in it. I added sauteed onions.

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Great recipe, and I was suspicious.. I thought it seemed just too easy. I added a splash of tobasco sauce, some extra garlic, and a little onion powder.

This gets points for ease and high nutrition. Use the prewashed, precut kale in a bag for added ease. I used regular ham. Even some of the kids ate this. The flavor is simple, but perfect. ...

We also had kale from our CSA and didn't want it to go to waste. This is a GREAT recipe and the first time we've had kale, what a wonderful soup. Per the other comments I added onions, garlic (b...

I like this light soup. I use spinach instead when I don't have the kale. I also saute onion and garlic in a little butter, and then add the broth. This is something to do with leftover ham, if ...

Just wonderful. I did make some changes. I sauteed a coarsely chopped onion, 6 cloves of garlic and a big carrot, thinly sliced, in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Then stirred in the sl...

Made the following changes based on previous reviews and things I could find. Sauteed carrot, onion and garlic in olive oil before adding broth, pre-washed, pre-cut collard greens instead of ka...

This was delicious. Had kale from farm CSA but didn't know how to use it. So glad I found this recipe. Per the other comments, cooked garlic before adding the chicken broth and used regular ham.

I really enjoyed this soup! So simple to throw together, and just a few ingredients. But the resulting flavor is so wonderful. My whole family enjoyed it and I will definitely make it again!

Very good. Had never cooked or eaten Kale so this was a great starter into the world of good kale eating.