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Caldo Verde

Portuguese green soup, Caldo Verde delivers soul warming goodness with simple ingredients of potato, spicy sausage and kale. This broth based soup is perfect for the first crisp days of fall.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Soups, Stews, Chowders
Keyword: Broth Based Soup, Fall Soup, Portuguese Soup
Servings: 4 with extra


  • ½ lb. Jimmy Dean hot sausage
  • ¾ cup yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup white cooking wine
  • 2 cups Yukon Gold potatoes diced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups Dinosaur kale or collards rough chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan for garnish if desired
  • Crusty french bread if desired


  • Heat large soup pot over medium heat, add sausage, crumbling as you add to pan.
  • Cook sausage, stirring as it cooks until browned.
  • Add onion and garlic, cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add white wine and stir for about 1 minute.
  • Add potatoes and chicken broth, cook until potatoes are fork tender about 10 minutes.
  • Add kale and salt and pepper. Cook for at least 30 minutes, allowing flavors to develop.
  • Serve with crusty french bread and garnish with parmesan.