Linguica, Kale & Red Bean Soup


This vegetable-packed soup recipe is inspired by caldo verde, a Portuguese soup made with kale, potatoes and linguica sausage. We added protein-rich kidney beans, tomatoes and carrots to make it more substantial. If you can't find linguica, andouille sausage or chorizo makes a delicious substitute.

Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 10 ounces linguica or andouille sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup chopped carrot

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic

  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth or stock (or Slow-Cooker Chicken Stock; see associated recipe)

  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram or thyme

  • 1 pound small white boiling potatoes, halved and sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • 1 pound kale or other dark leafy greens, stems removed, cut into 1/4-inch strips

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Ground pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a plate. Add onion and carrot to the pot; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add broth (or stock), tomatoes with their juice and marjoram (or thyme). Cover and bring to a boil. Add potatoes, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in the reserved sausage, kale (or other greens), beans and parsley. Return to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until the potatoes are tender, 4 to 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.


To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
7g Fat
30g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g 37%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Vitamin A 7280IU 146%
Vitamin C 74mg 82%
Folate 79mcg 20%
Sodium 442mg 19%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 56mg 13%
Potassium 930mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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