Quick Kale Soup Recipe (2024)

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This smooth Kale Soup recipe is quick and easy. You only need 6 ingredients and 20 minutes! It's vegetarian and gluten-free and easily vegan. The bright green soup is full of nourishing ingredients and tastes delicious. Only 150 calories per generous serving.

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There are few things more nourishing than a hot bowl of thick and creamy blended kale soup.

This recipe is quick and easy, and a great way to use up kale. And only 150 calories!

You only need 6 ingredients and 20 minutes for this incredible green soup.

It's vegetarian and gluten-free and easily vegan.

This bright green soup is full of nourishing ingredients and tastes delicious.

Only 150 calories per generous serving.

This soup tastes like a bowl full of goodness - and it is! It's creamy, velvety, tasty and makes you feel so good and nourished when you've eaten it!

Reader Testimonials

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "My favourite kale soup. I also added some spinach leaves." - Anna
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "
This was a really tasty soup and it doesn’t take that long to cook, that is a win for me." Lucy
"I never know what to do with Kale, this was a really tasty suggestion! We loved it." - Fasiola
"I made a paleo version of this kale soup by replacing potatoes with sweet potato. It was delish. Thank you for this recipe." - Richa

About the recipe

It's so simple to make:

The onion and garlic are sauteed so they're soft and fragrant.

The potatoes are added and cooked with the soup. Once blended they make it rich, thick and creamy.

Vegetable stock/broth gives the soup flavour and bulk and then kale is added for all of that green goodness.

I've added milk for creaminess. You can easily use dairy free milk to make this soup vegan and dairy free.

Voila! A filling, rich, quick and easy kale soup recipe.

Make a big batch, fill up your freezer and have a healthy soup on hand for easy lunches, dinners and appetizers.


You only need store cupboard ingredients to go with it and soon you'll have a dish of green goodness.

vegetable stock/broth
milk (dairy or non-dairy)
salt and pepper

Cook's Tips

I like to jazz up my soup with soup toppers such asherby beans or a drizzle of cream and a sprinkling of seeds.

If you're looking for something to make this soup a bit heartier, try my garlic and herb skillet rolls or soft and fluffy milk rolls.

Every time I make a batch of kale soup, the colour comes out different. It depends on how large a handful of kale you add, it's freshness etc...

Special Diets

This recipe is naturally vegetarian and gluten-free.

Make it vegan: swap the milk for non-dairy milk: soy milk, almond milk or any nut milk all work well.

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How to make Kale Soup

This is such a simple soup recipe! You only need a few ingredients and soon you'll be tucking into this velvety creamy soup!

Check out this picture tutorial, then scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients and instructions.

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1: To make this kale soup you simply need to sautee the garlic, onion and potatoes in a little oil for a few minutes until they soften.
2: Then just add in the vegetable stock (broth) and let it cook for 10 minutes.
3: Once that's done, add the chopped kale and milk (dairy free for vegan) and cook for a further 3 minutes.

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4: Simmer the soup until the kale is soft.
5: Blend with a blender or stick blender.

Then just tuck in! It's rich and thick from the potatoes, with a vibrant green hue from the kale.

I like to serve mine sprinkled with seeds for a bit of texture.

A drizzle of cream or soy cream makes it pretty and extra creamy.

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Other delicious soup recipes

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Vegan Laksa
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Zucchini Soup
Pea Soup

If you're looking for more vegan soup recipes, be sure to check out my list of 25+ VEGAN SOUP RECIPES!

Serving suggestions

Although this soup is delicious on its own, you could try it with my soda bread or cheesy herb rolls.

If you're short on time, you can whip up a batch of my yeast-free naan bread recipe in minutes.

It's a tasty quick flatbread that's cooked in a frying pan.

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Quick Creamy Kale Soup

Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts

Ready in just 20 minutes, this thick and creamy Kale Soup is hearty and tasty. It's naturally vegetarian and gluten free, and easily vegan.

4.83 from 41 votes

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Prep Time 3 minutes mins

Cook Time 15 minutes mins

Total Time 18 minutes mins

Course Soup

Cuisine American

Servings 4

Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 3 ¼ cups (750ml) vegetable stock/broth
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk or dairy free milk
  • 2 large handfuls kale chopped
  • black pepper


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the garlic, onion and potato. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until soft.

  • Pour in the stock and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Add the milk and kale and cook for 3 minutes or until the kale wilts slightly.

  • Season with pepper. Use a handheld stick blender to puree the soup or transfer to a blender and whiz.

  • Optional serving suggestion: serve with a drizzle of cream (or non-dairy cream) and a sprinkling of seeds.



The nutritional information provided is approximate and is created with online calculators. Info will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.


Calories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 789mgPotassium: 562mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 550IUVitamin C: 15.3mgCalcium: 112mgIron: 3.5mg

The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.

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