Kale and Sausage Soup Recipe

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Several years ago, I had a dish in a local restaurant that was so good I was determined to duplicate it at home. I played with the recipe until I finally got it right. That gratifying experience sparked my interest in creating tasty dishes like this.—John Croce Jr., Yarmouth, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 10 cups chopped fresh kale
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 185 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 643mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook sausage and onions in oil for 5 minutes or until sausage is browned; drain. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute longer. Add broth, water, bouillon and kale; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; leaving the cover ajar, simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Add potatoes and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Add beans; heat through. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Editor's Note: Fresh spinach may be used in place of kale. Add it along with the beans.
Originally published as Sausage Kale Soup in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p47

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missdc User ID: 5915326 8412
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"Living in New Bedford , Mass. area all my life, I can tell you that This is basic Portuguese soup....I used chopped chourico in place of bulk sausage.....adjust seasonings to your taste as chourico can be spicy...serve with a crusty bread and side salad....healthy and delicious."

Celtic Shepherd User ID: 247530 18862
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"I confess I did not try this recipe, but it's likely that the gentleman who submitted this recipe remembers having Portuguese Kale soup in the restaurant he mentions. His attempt to duplicate it includes most of the ingredients for this famous and wonderful dish. I suggest considering re-naming this recipe so it will be found when people are searching for the ethnic original."

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