Potato-Kale Soup with Gruyère

  • KerryHutmacher Posted: 12/27/08
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    This is one of my favorite hearty soup recipes, but I add italian sausage to the recipe to make it a complete meal. My family loves it, I've even made it for my movers to keep them in motion. They loved it enough to ask for the recipe. Great dressed up and even better as left overs

  • Huntke Posted: 02/27/09
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    There is too much broth. I would cut back at least a cup to make it thicker, or else add more potatoes. I also added cubed ham to give it more flavor and used a hand blender instead of a potato masher to mush it up a little.

  • marybea Posted: 04/25/09
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    I have made this soup twice now, doubled the recipe the second time to have plenty of leftovers. LOVE this soup, found it very flavorful and hearty, but I have a garden with fresh kale so that may have made the difference. Have added this to my favorite soups and will make again.

  • Chelsea1989 Posted: 02/23/11
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    It was alright but I found this recipe to be a bit bland. I would have liked a bit more flavor.

  • Castilhe Posted: 04/07/10
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    This is a great recipe for anyone who has a farmshare, CSA, or organic produce delivery service. This was very easy to make, and I love that it is all in one pot. I added cooked chicken seasoned with black pepper. I also kept the skins on my red potatoes. I suspect that without these additions, it would have been a little too bland for me. My husband's first time eating kale was a success due to this recipe. I will definitely make this again.

  • BabyCook Posted: 06/23/10
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    I LOVE this recipe! It's a go-to dish whenever I need to use up kale from my garden. The flavor is tasty enough and the soup is pretty enough that it'd be great for company but it's also easy enough to be a quick weekday meal! This is definitely one of my favorite Cooking Light dishes.

  • katiebakes Posted: 08/10/10
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    This is the best potato soup we've made! Followed recipe exactly except used 1/2 tsp. salt. The gruyere was a special touch, but would also be good with parmesan or pecorino romano. Will definitely fix this one again.

  • MoiraM Posted: 11/20/10
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    Four stars yes, but a little rustic for a special occasion. I've made this several times, adding an extra potato, and using an immersion blender to mash up the potatoes a bit before adding kale.

  • jennlh Posted: 01/29/11
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    Used Spinach, what a Wonderful way to add leafy greens to my diet. Made this twice within a couple of weeks because it was so good. Give it a try!

  • cutpiegtc Posted: 01/10/11
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    This was a good weeknight soup and a great use of kale. Added some jalapeno-flavored chicken sausage, which was great. The cheese didn't add too much flavor for the calories to me; might try melted slices of mozzarella next time, similar to french onion. I also used a yogurt spread instead of the butter, which was fine.

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 10/14/11
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    Although I agree that the soup was a touch watery, I also found it incredibly flavorful, with no need for additions of chicken/sausage etc. Perhaps because I served with bread (CL Walnut and Rosemary Loaves) to soak up the broth - a perfect combination! I do think you could cut out some of the chicken broth and add more potato and more kale, to redress the watery issue.

  • Amberbamber Posted: 10/19/11
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    I love this soup! I have passed this recipe to a half dozen people all who thought it fantastic. A great way to use a massive amount of that great kale. A wonderful, super easy and tasty soup that whips up fast. Tastes so rich, blending some of the potatos certainly makes it feel more like a cream soup. Have used several types of cheese, smoked gouda tonight with some sourdough bread.....Yum!

  • All4EatingHlthy Posted: 02/13/12
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    I added the kale with the potatoes so it would be more tender.

  • bornacook425 Posted: 02/20/12
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    I enjoyed making and eating this soup a lot. I cooked the kale along with the potatoes as one reviewer suggested and liked how it tenderized the kale a bit more but it was not overcooked at all. It may not be the best soup you'll ever eat but it is tasty and VERY nutritious which counts a lot at my house. Oh, and I used 1/2 teaspoon salt as was suggested earlier and I think that made it better too.

  • cookfromsocal Posted: 02/27/12
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    We really enjoyed this soup. I used spinach instead of the kale and added more cheese when eating. Wonderful flavor and great leftovers. A definite repeat.

  • detailaddict Posted: 12/19/12
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    I agree that this was a little bland, but an extra 1/4 tsp. of salt went a long way. I had only 1/2 lb. of kale on hand and just under 1 1/2 lbs. of potatoes, but the proportions seemed to work. I cut back on the broth by a cup or so as I like my soups on the thicker side, and before adding the kale I put 1/2 the potatoes and broth in a food processor to puree. I didn't have Gruyere on hand so I used Manchego which I think has a similar flavor. It was okay by itself (with some CL Walnut Bread to soak up the broth), but it would have benefited from some Italian sausage or kielbasa. I might make this again but I'll probably experiment with other potato/kale soup recipes first.

  • Helaina Posted: 03/15/13
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    Delicious on a cold winter day. Comfort food without the guilt.

  • YvetteNM Posted: 06/06/13
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    Excellent! I made a few modifications, and it was still delicious: Used cheddar cheese instead of Gruyere, and put the cheese into the soup pot so it melted in--this added a nice creamy texture. Also, instead of dried basil, I chopped fresh cilantro and topped the soup with that. Also, in order to make it palatable for my 7-year-old, I pureed the soup in the blender (before adding cheese); she loved it.

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