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Kale Soup with Sweet Potatoes

This hearty and delicious kale soup is full of fresh cubed sweet potatoes, red and white kidney beans and of course lots of kale! It’s flavor is rich and full without being heavy thanks to the simple broth base.

Welcome to our first recipe post of 2020 friends! We are all about comfort food like our Chicken and Dumplings – as you know if you have followed us for some time – but we like it to be a little lighter after all the heavy holiday food we’ve indulged in!

That’s were this incredibly easy Kale Soup Recipe comes in; a delicious vegetable broth base loaded with fresh vegetables and super foods, as well as beans for the protein we crave! Bonus points for a totally vegan soup option this winter!

Bowl of kale soup on table with Dutch oven full of soup next to it.
Hearty and delicious kale soup for busy weeknights

Kale Soup for the Soul

Whether you are a soup connoisseur or new to the delicious soup world, you’ve landed on this recipe because it spoke to you- and for good reason!

We made sure this is the best recipe for kale soup out there by testing it using different cooking methods so that everyone can recreate it!

The traditional stove top method for this soup only takes 30 minutes, which is super fast for such a flavorful dish! You can also do this in the slow cooker if you prefer to set it and forget it for the day; simply do a quick sauté of the onions with the oil and spices then mix everything together and set to cook for 6 hours on low heat.

And lastly, if you are all about your Instant Pot you can even make your kale soup in it – taking only 10 minutes!

Kale and other vegetables with kidney beans simmering in a red dutch oven for soup.

If you haven’t tried kale in your soup before you are going to become obsessed very quickly. During the cooking process it becomes soft and infused with all the flavors from the broth, sweet potatoes and beans, and the longer it sits the better it tastes, so you can make this on a Monday and have it all week long!

Ingredients for this Soup Recipe

  • Fresh Kale – large bunch
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • White and Red Kidney Beans
  • Olive Oil
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Garlic
  • Dried Basil and Oregano
Fresh sweet potatoes, kale, onion and beans on wooden cutting board for making soup.

FAQs for making Easy Soup

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Here are some of the questions you guys have asked about making different soup recipes over the years – if you have a question that isn’t here feel free to leave a comment or email us and we will respond as soon as we can!

Can you Freeze Kale Soup?

Yes! Freezing this soup is one of the best ways to ensure you have quick and easy meals for your busy weeknights. Simply wait for the soup to cool off before adding to a tightly sealed container and then place it flat in your freezer.

When you are ready to enjoy it again you don’t even need to defrost it in the fridge first; simply remove the container from the freezer and run under warm water for 15 seconds to loosen the sides. Then place the whole frozen block of soup in a sauce pan over medium heat to come to a rapid boil.

What to put in Kale Soup?

What you put into your soup is going to vary based off of your families preferences; but a good place to start is with the recipe we have for you below. From there you can always add in more veggies like celery, carrots or even bok choy! You can even add in some browned turkey sausage if you want to add a meat protein.

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Hearty Soup recipe with kale, sweet potatoes and beans!

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Depending on the method you are using to make your soup you may need a new Dutch Oven or Instant Pot! If you don’t already have either of these two kitchen staples then I suggest you take a look at them now to make your weeknight cooking game easier.

Easy Soup Recipe

Yield: 8

Easy Kale Soup with Sweet Potatoes

Bowl of kale soup on table with Dutch oven full of soup next to it.

An easy and delicious soup that's loaded with fresh veggies and beans that can be made ahead of time for busy weeknights.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 large bunch Kale, washed and chopped
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 2 medium Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cans Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained we did red and white
  • 6 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 6 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


Stove Top

  • Begin by prepping your kale, sweet potatoes, onion and garlic cloves and set aside.
  • Heat Dutch Oven (or large saucepan) over medium heat and saute onion with olive oil and spices until tender, approx 3 mins.
  • Add in the kale, sweet potatoes and garlic - toss to coat. Add in broth and beans and stir to incorporate.
  • Bring soup to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce and simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy!

Slow Cooker

  • Follow steps 1-3, but combine everything in your slow cooker. Set to low heat for 6-8 hours.

Instant Pot

  • Follow steps 1-3, sauteing and adding ingredients in your Instant Pot instead. Set to Soup function (10 minutes at high pressure) allow to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes once done.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 552mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

*Please note that nutritional values are not always 100% accurate and are to be used as a guide.

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Sheila Faulkner

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

Made this soup this evening my Ninja Foodi and OMG it was yummy! I added a bit of butternut squash to mine and a bit of meatloaf I had left over just to clean out the fridge. I also used Navy beans rather than white kidney beans! It was very flavourful and I will definitely be making it again! 😊


Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Thanks so much for sharing!! Love the addition of the meatloaf - we are all about fridge clean outs! :)

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