This potato and kale soup is a healthy soup that tastes really creamy but without the cream! It's a comforting winter soup that is super easy to make and if you leave out the yogurt, it's vegan too!
A great way to use up big bags of supermarket kale
This creamy potato and kale soup is the perfect easy recipe for using up one of those big bags of supermarket kale. You know the ones I mean. You buy them full of enthusiasm and eager to feed your family the tastiest healthiest meals ever and then...
Well, there's often a more tempting meal option. Despite kale being so in vogue right now, and despite everyone knowing how healthy it is, it somehow loses out to a more tempting dinner prospect.
Or maybe that's just me? I'm not saying I don't like kale. What I am saying is that however much I like kale, it struggles to compete with sweeter vegetables such as peas, peppers and tomatoes. Although on a side note, it is delicious with those vegetables in a stew.
A creamy vegan soup!
Anyway, getting back to this soup! This creamy potato and kale soup has absolutely no cream in it at all. The creaminess comes from the potato that breaks down and gives it that lovely smooth texture.
I have to admit, I haven't served it as a vegan soup as I've added a dollop of yogurt. However, you can omit the yogurt or use a vegan yogurt instead, making this delicious kale soup vegan friendly as well!
You might also like this deliciously creamy dairy free roasted parsnip soup.
Is it a spicy soup?
I'd call this kale soup a gently spiced soup. It's flavoured with turmeric and black pepper. It's true that the turmeric flavour is subtle but it does give this soup a gentle warmth and because it's not masked by other spices, it is discernible. In taste and colour!
The turmeric gives this kale and potato soup a lovely warm yellow tinge that dyes the wooden spoon as you're preparing it. And any clothes that get too close too!
Health benefits of turmeric
Recently turmeric has been hailed as a superfood as it contains the active ingredient curcumin, which is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and great for digestive health. Even so, it is often thought of as little more than the yellow food colour often used in Indian food or as a cheaper alternative to saffron in Spanish paellas.
For more recipe ideas using turmeric, take a look at these turmeric recipes from BBC Food.
How can you adapt this potato and kale soup?
I normally go for soups packed with herbs and spices and strong flavours all the way. As I said, this potato and kale soup is subtly spiced but that's no reason not to add a spoonful or two of curry powder or a little cumin and coriander if you prefer a punchier soup.
As I said, you can make this soup vegan by using a dairy free yogurt.
What about the kale chips on the soup?
I have garnished this soup with kale chips made in my new air fryer (a Christmas gift from my family!). I spray them with oil, sprinkle on a tiny bit of salt, rub it in, then cook them for just 3 minutes in the air fryer basket. They are deliciously crispy - unless they sit on the soup for too long! It is far better to serve them in a dish on the side!
More Vegetable Soup Recipes
I love a good soup in winter and have lots of vegetarian options. How about one of these?
Do check out my recipe collection of easy homemade soups for more recipe ideas!
Potato and Kale Soup
- 2 small onions peeled and finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 2 large potatoes peeled and diced
- 900 ml stock I used Turkey stock
- 100 g kale approximately
- ⅛ teaspoon Black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 4 tablespoon natural yoghurt
- Sweat the onions in a little oil.
- When the onions are soft after about five minutes add the crushed garlic. Stir in and then stir in the turmeric. Cook for about a minute.
- Add the diced potatoes and stock. Bring to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the kale and simmer for another 10 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and the kale is cooked.
- Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Return to the saucepan and season generously with black pepper and a little salt.
- When serving put a tablespoon of yoghurt into the centre of each bowl and swirl it around a little
Places I'm sharing this Potato and Kale Soup
Cook Once Eat Twice here at Searching for Spice
I love what a great natural green color this soup turns out. And such a great way to get an extra serving of veggies, too!
Exactly! I need to eat as many veggies as I can right now as I am really struggling to shake off a cold!
It's pouring down here heavily and I think this delicious and hearty soup is the answer for it. Bookmarking this so I can prepare for my lunch today!
That's great Jagruti! Do let me know if you like it.
Sam | Ahead of Thyme
My husband is obsessed with kale! This soup looks so good and easy to make. I can't wait to surprise him with it!
I wish my husband would be obsessed by kale! Although he does like this soup luckily!
I'm a potato addict, and nothing beats potato soup! With kale, it gets only better! Love the vibrant colored soup that is healthy and so delicious too!
I'm so pleased you like the sound of this healthy potato and kale soup!
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Great post...look so amazing...thank you for sharing..
Thank you! I'm really pleased you like it.
Absolutely love this delicious soup! Kale has been a favorite of my family. Combining the kale with potatoes and adding turmeric creates such a flavorful soup. Perfect for this chilly weather
Exactly! I need comfort food like this right now.
I love all things kale and all things soup, so this is sure to be a winner. The creaminess from the potato sounds so delicious and filling. I can't wait to try this!
Thanks Lauren! Soup is perfect for this cold snap isn't it?!
I love a veggie-filled soup like this, and especially how they can get so creamy w/o having to rely on actual cream! Plus potato and kale is such a yummy, healthy combo. Great recipe!
Exactly Monica! I really should make it again this week as I could definitely do with a few soup days.
Wow! This soup has such a vibrant colour! I love kale but always seem to end up with half a bag lurking in my fridge, this is such a great way to use it up. Saving this x
That's exactly what I find with kale. Now, I've discovered kale chips it happens less often though!
I'm all about the soup this week, it's been so cold here! I can't wait to make this soup this weekend! YUM!
I'm making a lot more soups too! I have a sore throat right now and soup is lovely and soothing for it.
This soup has such a gorgeous color to it! I've never had potato soup with kale, but love the idea for a healthy twist! Bonus!!!
I'm so pleased you like it! I think potato soups are lovely and creamy and the kale was great in here.
This soup looks so vibrant and creamy - absolutely stunning! Love the suggestion to add some curry powder to it - I love bold flavors in my soups. Even though it would probably mess with the color a bit! My curry powder is heavy on the turmeric!
I love bold flavours too! I often add extra curry powder to soups if I want them to be a little tastier.
Sounds like a tasty soup, and packed with goodness too. And I am so with you, kale is one of those things that seems great for some things, but can be hard to use up, somehow. This gives a great solution.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who sometimes finds I have too much of it!
Susan @ Simply Sundays
This looks SO good! I love kale and am always looking for new ways to cook with it. I love the crispy kale chips as a garnish! Yum. SO making this.
Those kale chips are really tasty! I will definitely be making them again and experimenting more with air fryer chips.
Cat | Curly's Cooking
I love the colour of this soup and its such a good way to use up leftover veg! Potatoes are a firm favourite for me in soups because they thicken it and make you feel like you're having a hearty dish.
Exactly! Soup is such a good way of avoiding waste,isn't it!
This looks like such a flavorful, healthy potato soup! I love you added turmeric to it, too! One of my all time favorite spices! Giving this a try for sure!
Turmeric is supposed to be so healthy so I try to add it when I can. It's delicious in this soup!
Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Potato and kale sounds like such a lovely combo of flavors! I bet this soup is creamy and delish. Can't wait to try.
Oh it is! It's a lovely soup, especially on a cold day.
Soup is just what we need right now. We are getting buried in snow. The temps are SO COLD. I love spinach and kale. I try to pack both into lots of dishes. This is a winner for sure.
I use spinach a lot too! It's so versatile and wonderful in soups. I always have a bag in the freezer too so it's easy to add to soups and stews.
I love using up veggies in the fridge and this soup definitely is worthy! Kale is great to throw in soups! YUM!
It is a great ingredient isn't it?! I'm sure I'll be making soup again this week as it's going to be quite chilly here.
I don't think I've ever put kale in a soup before - I love it just as it is but haven't managed to get the kids to try it yet so putting it this soup would be a great recipe to try with them. #CookBlogShare
I don't think I've ever eaten plain kale. I've always put it in stews, soups or salads! I hope you get your kids to try it!
Petra Kravos (@BeHealthyFeelGd)
Lovely recipe! I love soups but I never use kale much in them as I normally don't know what to do with the leftover kale. This recipe is great for that and I am surely bookmarking this for the future, thanks! #TastyTuesdays
I'm glad there's someone else too who has that problem with kale!
I love a good soup and this one sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
Thank you! It's a lovely easy one too.
Joy | Yummy Seconds
This looks hearty and delicious. Pinned.
Thank you! I'm so glad you like it.
This soup sounds comforting and lovely! It looks so very, very creamy, I'm amazed to find that it's all from the potato! I love the vibrant green colour from the kale, and your description of turmeric has made me want to use it more 🙂
Thank you so much! I think turmeric is a little underappreciated sometimes.
Sonali- The Foodie Physician
This looks so fresh and vibrant! And I'm totally loving your addition of turmeric 🙂
Thank you Sonali - I'm so glad you like it!
Honest Mum (@HonestMummy)
Wow that looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to #Tastytuesdays
You're welcome! I love all the great recipes on #TastyTuesdays every week.
Dragons And Fairy Dust
Great use of kale, I always struggle to use it, Never knew that about tumeric
Thank you! And you're not alone in not always knowing how to use kale
Mummy in a TuTu (@mummyinatutu)
This looks so bright vibrant and yummy and I am so into Kale right now... on my to do list #tastytuesday
I hope you enjoy it! I need to use kale more often as it's so healthy but this really is a good way to use it and it's good that it isn't one of those recipes where you need to go out and buy things for. AS long as you have kale you probably have the other ingredients!
Kristy @ Southern In Law
I loveee tumeric so I'm glad that you added it in this! It looks delicious! xo
Thank you! It's a subtle flavour and I think this is the first time I've used it without a lot of other spices as well.
Ooh - fab use of Kale - I am also guilty of the the big bag of kale going brown in the back of my fridge - I usually buy it for one thing I'm planning to do, but then the rest of the bag gets forgotten about until it's too late - but this soup looks like a fab way to finish it off - must remember this for next time!! Eb x
I'm so glad I'm not the only one to do that with kale!
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain
I know exactly what you mean about buying a bag of kale with all of those good intentions Corina only to find that a few days down the line it's still sat there waiting for me to act on those intentions! Your soup sounds so delicious, I'm not really a big fan of actual cream so the fact that the potatoes break down naturally to give that creamy quality is a winner to me. #cookblogshare
I'm so glad you like it! I've started using potatoes a lot in soups just this winter as I like the creamy texture, especially if they are roasted first!
A nice reminder to eat healthy!
Thank you! I need to now after the Easter weekend as well!