Rating: 3.66 stars
642 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 167
  • 4 star values: 216
  • 3 star values: 158
  • 2 star values: 76
  • 1 star values: 25

Try serving this easy, hearty kale soup recipe as the main course of a light meal.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot (6 to 8 quarts), heat oil over medium. Add onion and cook until soft, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and red-pepper flakes; cook unti fragrant, 1 minute. Add potatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer until potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • In a blender, puree half the soup. Return to pot; add kale and sausage. Simmer until kale is wilted, 10 to 15 minutes.

Reviews (27)

642 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 167
  • 4 star values: 216
  • 3 star values: 158
  • 2 star values: 76
  • 1 star values: 25
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2019
This is by far my favorite Toscana soup recipe to make because it is so easy and is so flavorful. Using the blender to make the soup creamy with out using dairy is genius. The only thing I changed is that I used hot Italian sausage (because that's what my friends and family like).
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2018
I really liked this receipt I didn't follow it exactly used less potatoes . My chicken sausage party as hot to begin with so the soup turned out very hot which I pik d
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2018
Easy to make and my family ate every bite! I wanted to have it again for lunch.....it was gone!
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
This is my second time making it and it’s much better!
Rating: Unrated
08/28/2017
It was delicious and so easy to make
Rating: Unrated
08/09/2017
Easy, simple recipe! So I used white potatoes, added another 14oz. of chicken broth and added a bit of pink salt and chreole (i use this in everything almost!), and it turned out amazing! Yummy!!! I probably used more than the recommended amount of kale, too. I do not have a good blennder, so I skipped that step. My kids loved the soup. I will definitely make this hearty, delicious soup again!
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Rating: Unrated
05/28/2015
I just made this soup about an hour ago and it was grand. Blending half of the soup adds a creamy, starchy flavor with a textured consistency, and the smoked sausage makes it hearty. What a great way to serve kale. Simple, very easy to make, hard to mess up, and quite filling. Mahalo (Hawaiian for thank you).
Rating: Unrated
01/19/2015
Made it tonight...too spicy for 8 year old...but used kale which I had growing (and had no idea what it was...supposed to be Savoy cabbage but never formed a head). Even hubby loved it!
Rating: Unrated
03/05/2013
This is a great recipe! I used turkey keilbasa, and added white beans and mushrooms ( sauteed with the onions and garlic) , fantastic! One of my favorites now.
Rating: Unrated
01/24/2013
Love this recipe! Easy and delicious plus my 7, 9, and 11 year olds love it too! Their home from school today with a cold and found this recipe doing a search kale soup. I made a vegetarian version using 32 ounces of vegetable broth in place of the chicken and 4 cloves of garlic, and added thyme, oregano, more red pepper flakes, carrots, a dash of sea salt...yum, yum, and YUM! Will do it next time with celery.
Rating: Unrated
01/16/2013
I tried this recipe and it turned out very good. I left out the potatoes and the result was what I was looking for, something light with healthy benefits for myself. I will make it again.
Rating: Unrated
01/12/2013
I'm kindof obsessed with this recipe. I like to add carrots & celery to mine, as well as a bay leaf and black pepper. Great for winter and cold season - very healthy and hearty! I'm in college, so I like to make a batch every so often and have leftovers for the week. Yum!
Rating: Unrated
12/08/2012
I loved this soup. I made a few slight adjustments. I added one more can of broth, a bayleaf and two cans of cannelinni beans. Hmmm Ummm good.
Rating: Unrated
10/14/2012
Made this as written and it was fantastic! Perfect on a cold day - easy, flavorful and quick!
Rating: Unrated
11/25/2011
Never able to do the recipe exactly as written--I used sweet Italian sausage because that was what I had. Crumbled sausage, and the recipe was spectacular. The second time I used more kale and it was even better
Rating: Unrated
10/28/2011
This became a staple in our house the first time I served it! Never thought I could get the kids to eat kale, but they ask for this soup all the time. I always use one sweet potato, which makes the soup a nice color and adds great flavor. Also I slice the chicken sausage and brown it before adding to the soup. Yum!
Rating: Unrated
10/04/2011
This is just like Caldo Verde, a Portuguese soup served frequently in Brazil. I made this soup and my Brazilian boyfriend was so excited that I made his favorite soup unknowingly! I used a spicy sausage available here in Louisiana to give it an extra kick. In Brazil, they serve it with a scoop of rice like gumbo. Delicious!
Rating: Unrated
09/26/2011
Very delicious soup! However, blender was broken so we didn't get to puree half the soup. Also, at the end we added one cup of water with one bullion cube because a lot of the broth evaporated. Once the bullion cube dissolved, we added a touch of heavy cream which helps blend the flavors together. And of course, we couldn't forget to top it off with freshly grated romano cheese.
Rating: Unrated
09/01/2011
I love this soup, so easy to throw together, delicious and satisfying, crusty bread and red wine make it a great easy cold evening supper!
Rating: Unrated
07/13/2011
Delicious, easy, quick, low fat, loaded with fiber and good for you! I usually add cannellini beans or garbanzo or use any greens that I might happen to have: Swiss chard, spinach, or beet greens. I sometimes use a nice spicy/smoky andouille or Spanish (not Mexican) chorizo. This is a type of Spanish Caldo Gallego and adapts well to many variations.
Rating: Unrated
03/11/2011
Made this with Imagine Veg Broth and Lightlife Gimme Lean Vegan sausage and it turned out great! My husband and I both loved it and it will definitely be added to my frequent recipes list! Yum :)
Rating: Unrated
02/10/2011
I just made this soup and Love it! I added a Bay Leaf and little cooking sherry. Delicious and easy to make.
Rating: Unrated
08/03/2010
I used veggie broth, russet potatoes and red onion, and forgot the red pepper flakes. Very yummy.
Rating: Unrated
01/12/2010
I love this soup, I make it South Beach Diet compliant by using cannellini beans instead of potatoes. Very very good.
Rating: Unrated
05/23/2009
This soup was very easy and pretty good. I will definitely make it again. I wasn't sure which potatoes were considered "waxy," so I just got regular russet potatoes and they worked fine.
Rating: Unrated
01/11/2009
I agree this soup is delicious and easy. I changed it to a vegetarian version by using vegetable stock and vegetarian Italian sausages (field roast brand found at whole foods). It was perfect and It will be made again!
Rating: Unrated
12/01/2008
This is one of the easiest, most de-lish soups I have ever made. Very hearty and satisfying. I added a little extra red pepper flakes and it gave it that perfect kick!