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A kale soup recipe, aka Grünkohlsuppe, that's quick? Yes, I've got two here. One has the traditional German flavors of kale and sausage ... real down-home goodness. With extra veggies to make it extra good.

The delicious earthiness of the kale really shines through. It's perfect for my "meat-and-potatoes" hubby. Filled with lots of goodness, it really satisfies.

Delicious and healthy Kale and Sausage soup. So easy and quick to make.Kale & Sausage Soup
Vegan Sweet Potato and Kale Soup ...  deliciousness.Vegan Kale & Sweet Potato Soup

This second one is vegan ... also super simple to make. Not traditionally German, but surprise, it's something even my hubby enjoys! It has lovely sweet potatoes, carrots and celery which round out the flavor. 

A pinch of cayenne to spice it up if you wish. You choose just how 'hot' you want it.

Both of these soups use canned or jarred kale. That's what makes them so super simple and quick. Check what "Oma says" below if you're using fresh kale. It's not that much more work and it's just that bit more healthy.

Either way, you'll have a super simple kale soup recipe you'll be making often.

A bit of this and a bit of that ...

  • Add a pinch of cayenne if you'd like this a bit spicy.
  • Use a potato masher to mash the soup slightly if you like the texture of the soup to be thicker rather than brothy.
  • Have other veggies in the crisper? Use what you have, omit what you don't. Cauliflower, broccoli, and parsnips would be great.
  • Try adding a bit of lemon juice to the finished soup.

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Oma says:

Don't have canned kale available?

Use a large bunch of fresh kale instead. Wash it well. Roughly chop the kale and add it to the soup once the potatoes have cooked for about 10 minutes. 

Continue to simmer soup until kale is tender and no longer bitter


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1. Kale & Sausage Soup

The traditional German flavors of kale and sausage in a kale soup, aka Grünkohlsuppe, ... real down-home goodness with extra veggies to make it extra good.

The delicious earthiness of the kale really shines through. It's perfect for my "meat-and-potatoes" hubby. Filled with lots of goodness, it really satisfies.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Servings:

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1½ pounds potatoes, peeled, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 28-ounce can kale
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large soup pot, heat the oil and add onion. Cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook a further minute.
  2. Add potatoes, carrots, celery, sausage, and broth.
  3. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the veggies are tender. 
  4. Add canned kale (drain if there is a lot of liquid). Bring to simmer. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

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2. Vegan Kale & Sweet Potato Soup

Here's a super simple vegan kale soup, aka Grünkohlsuppe, to make. Not traditionally German, but surprise, it's something even my hubby enjoys! It has lovely sweet potatoes, carrots and celery which round out the flavor. 

A pinch of cayenne to spice it up if you wish. You choose just how 'hot' you want it.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes

Servings:

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1½ pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 28-ounce can kale
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Peel and cut carrots ½-inch slices.
  3. Chop celery
  4. Put sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, garlic, broth, and water into a large saucepan.
  5. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender. 
  6. Add canned kale (drain, if there is a lot of liquid). Bring to simmer. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

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