This soup is a Portuguese favorite of mine. It is a creamy soup with the wonderful use of kale, giving it the green soup look. Enjoy it with a thick slice from your favorite loaf of bread!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in 3 tablespoons olive oil for 3 minutes. Stir in potatoes and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes more. Pour in water, bring to a boil, and let boil gently for 20 minutes, until potatoes are mushy.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-low heat, cook sausage until it has released most of its fat, 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Mash potatoes or puree the potato mixture with a blender or food processor. Stir the sausage, salt and pepper into the soup and return to medium heat. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.

  • Just before serving, stir kale into soup and simmer, 5 minutes, until kale is tender and jade green. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and serve at once.

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Nutrition Facts

401.8 calories; 11.7 g protein; 45.2 g carbohydrates; 24.6 mg cholesterol; 1352 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2003
Very good not quite like my mother in law's but very good. I did switch the liguica for chorico and more than doubled the amount but thats how I like it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2006
I loved this soup as a child. I tried it this way but I really wasn't very happy with the outcome. Here is some advice. I added 2 splashes of half and half cream and a handful of medium cheddar cheese. After that not only did my kids inhale it they asked me for more the next day!! Read More
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114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2003
Very good not quite like my mother in law's but very good. I did switch the liguica for chorico and more than doubled the amount but thats how I like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2007
I loved this reciepe!! It was so good and very easy to make, however the only thing I changed was instead of boiling the potatoes in water I used 3 cans of chicken broth, one can of the low sodium low salt and then 2 cups of water, it seemed to give the soup more rich flavor and good color. Very good soup I will continue to make this for years!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2003
Most excellent soup! As with most soups this needs to sit overnight for best flavor. Linguicia is hard to find but worth the effort (usually in the smoke sausage section). I left the potatoes in small cubes. I simmered in the crockpot because I like the kale well done. This was a hit with our guests! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2006
I loved this soup as a child. I tried it this way but I really wasn't very happy with the outcome. Here is some advice. I added 2 splashes of half and half cream and a handful of medium cheddar cheese. After that not only did my kids inhale it they asked me for more the next day!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
Great soup. A nice blend of rich and creamy from the potato base, exciting spicy bites of sausage (we used the spicy kind)and fresh tasting healthy kale in every bite. At first I thought there was no way all that kale would mix in but it did just fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2012
This tasted like I remember caldo verde when I was very young and living in Portugal. When my Daughter and her cousins were three I could get them to eat it every week by calling it dinosaur soup. If you've ever seen Little Foot and his friends enthusiastically eating tree tops you will understand. This worked great until they turned 7 years old and and they came face to face with the harsh reality of the real world. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2003
I substituted chorizo for the linguica and added a can of hominy. The kids who will rarely eat anything green loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2004
Excellent. Used smoked Polish sausage instead of linguica which I'll be sure to try next time. Still turned out wonderfully. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2011
I have had this soup growing up...as I am Portuguese myself. My parents though, don't like anything that looks white...so my mom always boiled the potatoes with 10-15 mini carrots. The snack ones that are already peeled. It gives this soup some color and extra vitamins...give it a try. Also I read some of the comments and some said this is bland...no matter what recipe you try, you always have to add the amount of salt and pepper to YOUR taste. Everyone is different. Great traditional Portuguese recipe! TY for posting it. Read More
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