Portuguese Kale and Sausage Soup

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 35m
  • Ready In : 45m

A low sodium take on a Potuguese favorite.  Savory sausage, wonderful green kale, and a hearty potato broth.  What a simple and delicious soup!

We love the rich and earthy flavor that a drizzle of truffle oil adds to this soup.  However, if you do not have truffle oil, this soup is still great without.


  • 1 recipe Savory Italian Pork Sausage
  • 1/2 pound kale, chopped
  • 1 pound potatoes, sliced thinly
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tablespoons truffle oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


Step 1

Brown the sausage in olive oil in a large stew pot until thoroughly cooked. Remove sausage from pot and set aside.

Step 2

Sauté garlic and onions in stewpot until translucent, 5-7 minutes.

Step 3

Add broth, water, and potatoes to stew pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook potatoes for 20 minutes, or until fork-tender.

Step 4

Using either an immersion blender or potato masher, blend or mash about 1/2 of the potatoes, leaving the remainder of the potatoes intact for texture.

Step 5

Add kale to soup and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until kale is tender. Add sausage back into soup and simmer for about 2 minutes. Season with black pepper.

Step 6

Pour into serving bowls. If desired, drizzle 1/4 teaspoon of truffle oil over each bowl of soup.

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We used Pacific Natural Foods Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth (70 mg of sodium per cup) in this recipe.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Sodium

    104 mg
  • Total Fat

    22.6 g
  • Saturated Fat

    6.3 g
  • Cholersterol

    62.2 mg
  • Carbohydrates

    38 g
  • Fiber

    5.9 g
  • Sugars

    3.2 g
  • Protein

    23 g

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