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Caldo Verde - Potato Kale Soup

Caldo Verde is a very traditional soup from Portugal and Brazil. Using just a few basic ingredients, it is a very budget friendly recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 8
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Chef Mireille


  • 3 1/2 pounds potatoes peeled
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 12 oz. smoked sausage sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 bunch kale sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut potatoes into large pieces and boil potatoes in 6 cups of water until soft.
  • Take about 2 cups of potato pieces out and reserve. Chop into smaller pieces to be added later.
  • Transfer the rest of the potatoes and the liquid to a blender and puree until smooth.
    making Caldo Verde - Potato Kale Soup
  • In a large pot, heat oil.
  • Add onion and sausage and fry until the sausage starts to brown.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add potato puree and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, scraping the bottom to get all the caramelized flavors into the soup.
  • Add kale, salt and pepper. Simmer for another 10 minutes, until kale is softened.
  • Add reserved chop potatoes and stir to combine.
  • Add more water as desired, depending how thick or thin as you prefer.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 1004mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1623IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 7mg
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