Portuguese Sausage Soup


This is an easy and fun soup to make that is full of flavor from Portuguese linguica sausage. It's delicious served with warm, crusty bread!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, diced

  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped

  • ½ cup diced carrots (Optional)

  • ½ cup diced celery (Optional)

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste (Optional)

  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves chopped

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 5 cups chicken broth

  • ½ pound linguica sausage, diced

  • ½ pound chorizo sausage, diced

  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (14 ounce) can garbanzo beans, with liquid


  1. Heat oil in a soup pot over medium heat until it sizzles, about 1 minute. Add potatoes, onion, carrots, and celery. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir for another 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Add kale and bay leaves to the pot. Cover and let kale wilt for 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Add chicken broth, linguica, chorizo, tomatoes, and garbanzo beans with their juices to the pot and bring to a boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until veggies are tender, about 15 minutes more.


Cook's Notes:

You can use sausage with or without casing.

Feel free to substitute red kidney beans for garbanzo beans.

You can use red bliss potatoes instead of Yukon gold. You can peel the potatoes, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

448 Calories
27g Fat
32g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 448
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 1713mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 75mg 377%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 702mg 15%

* 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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