Gotta use up a beautiful bunch of kale in your fridge? We’ve got just the ticket with these 13 kale soup recipes.
Soup. It can be indulgent, savory, healthy, creamy, sweet, warm, or hearty.
All these words describe any of a variety of soups!
It is often the go-to option when it is cold outside or everyone is home for an evening in!
When wanting to lean towards the healthier side, creamy kale soup recipes may come to mind.
Certainly, the ones with more veggies do.
Vegan kale soup or potato kale soup packs a lot of nutrients into each spoonful.
Summer kale soup recipes incorporate summer veggies whereas others use veggies that tend to be available year round.
Keep in mind there are several different varieties of kale.
Curly kale soup recipes specifically call for curly kale with the other equally used kale for soups being Tuscan or Lacinato kale.
It is typically added the last five minutes of cooking so it gets a little soft but not too overcooked.
The broth and other ingredients balance out any bitterness which is a win for those who want the nutritional benefits but have a hard time consuming it raw in a salad.
Each recipe on this list of 13 kale soup recipes pairs the kale with other key ingredients, so I invite you to find a combination you like and give it a try!
From a simple and light Tuscan Kale Soup to the bright purée of Yellow Split Pea With Lemon And Kale to the bean-forward Creamy White Bean Soup With Kale, vegan #12 will definitely surprise you with all that flavor.
Creamy kale soup recipes are so hearty and earthy and filling!
This recipe is literally just perfect creamy satisfaction!
Lots of flexibility here to use chicken or turkey.
You are in control of how thick or thin you want the broth and how cooked down you want the kale to be.
So many amazing veggies like carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms as well!
Definitely comforting at the end of a long day!
This summer kale soup is full of hearty savory black beans, fully soaked and seasoned.
Yes, it has a bent towards the spicy side of life!
It could be easily served with bread or rice for balance.
The heat comes from seasoned chipotle peppers with the kale being added near the end.
It can be pureed with an immersion blender if you prefer a smoother texture.
I would totally add some avocado on top!
Cauliflower pairs so well with sausage!
Throw it all in a soup recipe with kale and it’s amazingly delicious!
If you love Zuppa but not the potatoes, this is the soup for you because basically, they subbed in the cauliflower for the potatoes!
With eight great ingredients, this soup is fabulous!
Excellent step-by-step pictures in one pot from start to finish!
Personalization comes with the spice level of the sausage or using full-fat coconut milk if wanting dairy-free.
Give this list of Japanese soups a try too!
This potato kale soup has a chunky texture with bold flavor!
Cozy is the word that comes to mind!
This is a Portuguese version of Zuppa with its own variations like collard green or beans.
It calls for Portuguese sausage cut Spanish chorizo is possibly more readily available.
This version includes lemon zest, smoked paprika, white beans, and a bit of heavy cream.
It comes together rather quickly so if you have the ingredients on hand, your soup is as good as done!
If a vegan kale soup is what you are seeking, this one definitely qualifies.
It cooks up so smoothly with beans, kale, rosemary, and lemon.
Being picky about the stock, it can make all the difference in the final taste.
And if extra smoothness is the end goal, feel free to take an immersion blender to it.
Carrots, celery, garlic, navy beans with a surprise of lemon give the soup its rustic taste.
Many kale soup recipe ideas will warm you from the inside out, and this one has a bit of pasta to make it even more comforting and indulgent!
Kale, sausage, Cavatappi pasta, red wine, garlic, and caramelized onions all combine for mmmm!
Another win for everything cooked in one pot and I encourage you to make extra because it tastes just as good, if not better, the next day!
This yellow curly kale soup catches your eye with its lovely yellow color that comes from the yellow split peas.
Leeks, ginger, tomatoes, vegetable stock, curly kale, and lemon make an amazing soup!
There are SO many variations here from adding a fresh chili for spice, or turmeric for a curried flare, or coconut cream for extra creaminess, or maybe extra chopped tomatoes!
This one needs some time to simmer, and a hand blender to fully puree.
Kale soup recipe ideas have different meat or veggies or broth.
This one is particularly creamy!
Potatoes, kielbasa, and kale plus half and half, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce set it apart from other recipes.
I like how simple this recipe seemed to be.
Adding ingredients slowly allowed for cooking times to be stacked.
I also love the presentation of this soup recipe with kale having a white broth in contrast to the green kale and reddish kielbasa!
Easy would certainly describe this summer kale soup and so would paleo and Whole30. Might even be others as well.
It does have olive oil, carrots, onions, garlic, celery, ground turkey, green onions, acorn squash, kate, broth, and coconut milk.
That is a long list of fantastic ingredients!
Flexibility here too with different squash choices or ground chicken.
Thirty minutes to simmer with the kale only added in the last four minutes.
Want another hearty list of soups? Try this one.
Sweet potato and kale may not be a combination that comes to mind as a stellar combination but this soup recipe with kale proves it is spectacular!
It starts with the traditional onions, garlic, and celery.
Moving on, it incorporates red pepper, rosemary, thyme, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and vegetable broth with kale added last.
Totally great to add in any veggies you have on hand as well.
Simmers up fragrant and savory!
Light meat is sometimes the added protein in creamy kale soup recipes as opposed to sausage or bacon.
Here chicken is the choice to be combined with kale, carrots, and barley.
This particular soup is super low on the calorie count so no guilt if you want seconds!
The lemon might be a bit strong for some, so I might suggest adding less lemon or more broth to balance it out.
Try our Kale And Rice Chicken Casserole here.
Be prepared, this vegan kale soup is chock full of vegetables and is all the better for it!
The potatoes mixed with coconut milk and veggie broth are rich and satisfying!
For extra creaminess, use an immersion blender before adding in the kale, white wine vinegar, salt and pepper.
The pictures are super helpful and included is info on potato types and how to cook the ideal amount of time.
To complete my collection of kale soup recipe ideas, I have this Tuscan version with several different ingredients from the rest.
This one uses fire-roasted tomatoes and orzo pasta in a somewhat spicy broth.
Use some olive oil to saute the veggies then you are off and running!
Small white beans or great northern beans could be added.
The bottom line
No matter how you like your creamy kale soup recipes, there is one that fits your preferences!
Whether you want vegan, sausage, kielbasa, turkey, chicken, navy bean, sweet potato, no potato, cauliflower, split pea, or black beans in your soup, I hope one of these soup recipes with kale turned out fantastic for you!
We have so many soups out here for you. Try this (surprise! mangia!)
- Creamy Chicken Kale Soup
- Spicy Black Bean Kale Soup
- Creamy Cauliflower Sausage Kale Soup
- Portuguese Kale Soup
- Creamy White Bean Soup With Kale
- Spicy Sausage And Kale Soup
- Yellow Split Pea Soup With Lemon And Kale
- Creamy Potato Kielbasa And Kale Soup
- Turkey & Kale Soup
- Sweet Potato Kale Soup Recipe
- Chicken Kale Soup
- Vegan Potato Kale Soup
- Simple Tuscan Kale Soup
- Choose one or more options from our list of kale soup recipes here!
- Create your new favorite dish.
- Pat yourself on the back for making food at home for you to enjoy!
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