Friday, December 30, 2011

Potato Ham and Kale Soup

This soup was a last minute quick fix that turned out so well that leftovers were thoroughly enjoyed. This time making potato soup, I added a few sweet potatoes that needed to be used up and was pleasantly surprised at what a nice flavor they added to everything. I also added some leftover kale since I am always trying to sneak more veggies and greens into my kids' diet in ways that they do not notice them as much.


1 large onion or 2 medium onions, diced
2-3 large celery stalks, sliced
2 cups chopped kale
5 large potatoes, cleaned and diced (peels left on if desired)
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
8 - 16 oz. ham, diced (may use more or less if desired)
2-3 tsp Adobo seasoned salt (adjust to taste)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp dried parsley
8 cups water (approximately)
4-6 hard boiled eggs, diced
1/2 - 3/4 cup cream or 1 can of evaporated milk

In a stockpot, sauté onions, celery and kale in a couple tablespoons of butter or oil. After onion is translucent, add in the chopped potatoes, ham, salt, pepper, parsley and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat slightly, cooking until potatoes are soft. When finished, add in the hard boiled eggs and cream or evaporated milk. May mash the potatoes to desired consistency with a potato masher or handheld blender.


  1. Such a hearty, delicious soup! Happy New Year, Sarah!

  2. Just the type of soup (hearty, full of veggies) that I would love to have every night for a week! Happy New Year!

  3. I'm so glad that people are posting recipes of soup. I feel so guilty and unhealthy after all the Christmas excess. I certainly love the addition of sweet potatoes. Happy new year!

  4. What a lovely, warming soup. I love to see people use kale. It's my favorite green!

  5. Happy New Year!

    I love the soup, and with kale, it must be good :)


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