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Easy Portuguese Kale Soup Recipe

Easy Portuguese Kale Soup

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"An easy and delicious way to impress your family and friends! This recipe has a spin on it by using Polish kielbasa instead of linguica. My fiance cannot get enough of this dish Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add kielbasa; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir potatoes into kielbasa mixture, season with salt and pepper, and continue to cook and until the potatoes begin to brown, about 2 minutes.
  2. Pour chicken broth and water into the stock pot; add kidney beans, carrots, and kale. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. Stir macaroni into the soup; continue cooking until the macaroni is tender yet firm to the bite, about 15 minutes. more. Top each bowl with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2013

I was debating between another recipe and this one and am very pleased on choosing this one! Although I did make a couple minor changes, it did not alter the basic flavors that the creator intended, therefore the high rating. Did cut back on the amount of pepper called for, no potatoes on hand so that was omitted, and finally thought a little additional flavor would enhance the broth so i added a small amount of dried crushed rosemary. Will be using this one again for sure!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 27, 2014

I thought it was quite good except the amount of pepper must have been a mistake. I think a tablespoon should be replaced with a teaspoon of black pepper. I had to more then double the amount of broth to make it edible and I like spicy food.

Jul 23, 2013

This is a wonderfully hearty soup. I increase the beans to two cans and omit the pasta. Sometimes I add a few red pepper flakes to turn up the heat. My son asks me to make this soup on a regular basis.

Jul 09, 2013

I was recently introduced to kale and wanted to find more ways to use it. This was a great way to incorporate it into a soup! I did make some substitutions/omissions based on what I had. I used fresh kielbasa instead of the smoked, fully cooked kind because I was out (I think mild Italian sausage would probably also be great), and I also was out of potatoes. I sauteed the onions and sausage in the oil, then added the carrots, and then the kale, before finally putting in the broth. Once that came to a boil I added the macaroni and garlic (without letting it simmer 45 minutes), which was cooked in about 9 minutes, and lastly I added the beans. So it ended up being a quick, delicious, nutritious soup, and my husband raved about it all evening. We forgot about the parmesan, but I'd like to try that on it next time.

Feb 24, 2014

Very good soup. It may seem like too much kale when you put it in, but give it a few minutes to wilt and stir it in. Comes out perfect. The only thing I added extra was 1.5 more cups of water near the end. The salt in the recipe probably could have been omitted.

Jul 11, 2014

I added half a teaspoon of pepper flakes and a teaspoon of chicken bouillon! It's the best!

May 27, 2014

Authentic or not, this ended up being a very tasty dinner with a nice crusty loaf of bread. Ended up using pinto beans instead of kidney because that's what I had on hand, but it still came out great. I'd probably add another can of broth next time just to thin it out a bit as it was more stew-like

Feb 19, 2014

This is a fantastic recipe! I've made it twice in the past two weeks. Even if I didn't have all the ingredients or substituted, it came out great and my two boys, ages 8 and 11 currently, really liked it! They even said that "they couldn't even taste the kale!" Then again, they both like seaweed salad. Anyway, the first time I used vegetable broth, second time chicken broth--both times just fine. The chicken broth version definitely had a saltier taste. I didn't add the kidney beans or the pasta in either version and didn't seem like it was lacking at all. This soup is going to be a staple in the winter months for sure!


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  • Calories
  • 580 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.5 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 28.2 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 10.5 g
  • 42%
  • Protein
  • 23.4 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 2718 mg
  • 109%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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