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Caldo Verde

Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
47 min
16 min
31 min
Grated into the soup, the potato melts, its starch thickening the broth into a creamy winter warmer.


cooking spray

1 spray(s)

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

uncooked turkey sausage(s)

8 oz, smoked variety, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds

canned chicken broth

4 cup(s)

uncooked potato(es)

8 oz, baking-variety (about 1 medium), peeled

uncooked kale

4 cup(s), stemmed and shredded

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

½ tsp, freshly ground

hot pepper sauce

tsp, or to taste


  1. Spray a large saucepan with nonstick spray; set over medium heat. Add the onion; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
  2. Add the sausage; cook, stirring often, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the broth; bring to a simmer, stirring often.
  4. Using the small holes of a box grater, grate the potato into the stew. Stir well while returning to a simmer. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring a couple of times.
  5. Stir in the kale; cover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the kale is tender, about 12 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, and hot red pepper sauce before serving. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.

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