Easy Portuguese Kale Soup


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!

close up view of Easy Portuguese Kale Soup garnished with cheese in a bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) package kielbasa (Polish) sausage, diced

  • 3 potatoes, cut into cubes

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 3 carrots, chopped

  • 1 bunch kale, cut into thin ribbons

  • 1 cup small elbow macaroni

  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste (Optional)


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

580 Calories
28g Fat
61g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 580
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 2718mg 118%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 116mg 580%
Calcium 235mg 18%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1227mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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