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Monday, August 31, 2020


 In one of my posts, I had mentioned that I made a yummy Kale soup as we had an abundance of kale and someone wanted the recipe. As nothing was normal this year, I didn't get a bag of soil to start my own seeds because the plant nurseries were all closed. Later on when it was time to plant I went to buy some transplants and thought I had bought broccoli as the label said but instead of 8 broccoli plants, I got 8 kale plants.

The author of this recipe is called Pinch of Yum. It was a printable recipe I found online.

I had a request for the kale soup from Newburyarts who left a comment on my blog.


5 Tbsp butter ( I used half butter and half Extra  Virgin Olive oil)

1 large yellow onion roughly chopped

3 large potatoes  (about 3 1/2  cups peeled and  roughly chopped )

8 cups of chicken or vegetable broth  ( I used chicken broth)

2-3 cups of kale, stems removed and chopped ( I added a bit more kale)

2 cups of milk

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and potatoes and saute until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes, sprinkling with salt and pepper.

Add 6 cups of the broth and the kale, simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until the kale softens and becomes a darker green.

Transfer the soup to a heavy-duty blender. Puree for 2 to 3 minutes or until the soup is completely smooth.  (If you use an immersion blender you can puree right in the pot)

 Transfer the pureed soup back into the pot and stir in the milk and the remaining 2 cups of broth depending on how thick you want the soup to be. Season with salt and pepper and serve. 

Notes from the author:

This recipe is very adaptable, add more herbs, use more potatoes, more kale, more broth, etc. Also note, the more kale you add, the more bright green the soup will be. Also, the longer you cook the onions and potatoes, the more it dulls the flavor. You want them to be sauteed and golden but not totally mushy. 

Stay well and safe everyone.

I appreciate your comments very much.


  1. HI Julia! Oh, the soup sounds very yummy. I'd have to use almond milk, but I think everything else works for my fussy stomach. You're a good cook!

    Thank you...Thank you...Thank you!
    Going to make this on Thursday.
    Blessings to you for taking the time to write this out.

    1. You are welcome. It might be a good soup to make for St Patrick Day since it's green.
      I hope that you enjoy it. Let me know how it turned out.

  3. I have never had kale soup I have only had kale in a salad and hated it. Maybe in a soup it would be a better taste and texture. thanks for the recipe

  4. Its very pretty soup. It sounds like a keeper kind of recipe because you can add and it will just get better. I am so glad you have your comments working again. I am glad we have made it to September. Have a great week.

  5. I tried baked kale and didn't like it but I bet that soup is much better! Very healthy alternative to broccoli cheese soup! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yum! Kale is my favorite green, and this is my kind of soup!

  7. It looks really good, I must copy it.

  8. Oh my goodness, that looks amazing!! I love Kale anything . Thanks for sharing the recipe, sorry about the plant mixup but as luck would have it, I now can make kale soup!!

  9. Mmmmm.... I love soup and this sounds easy and delicious! Thank you!

  10. Hi,
    Thank you for the recipe. We like potato soup and kale. So this will hit the spot for us.
    Thank you Julia, stay safe.

  11. This looks great now that fall is coming and soup is coming in season.