Tomato, Kale, and Potato Soup

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    Tomato, kale, and potato soup is a perfectly hearty and healthy soup that is chock full of veggies!

    I know what you’re probably thinking, “uh, why is Julie posting SOUP when it’s Spring?!” Well, winter didn’t get the memo and just yesterday, it was still snowing so that means it’s still the perfect time for soup and this soup is super easy to whip up! I literally threw this together one evening and it was so delicious that I made it AGAIN a couple nights later.

    I’ve been really into reading lately, like more than I usually have been, and I started to put a bunch of books on my wish list in Amazon to buy before my big trip next month (hello, 19-hour flight). Well, then I started thinking about how heavy it was going to be to lug around four books and I have always wanted an e-reader of some sort. They just seemed so convenient but I couldn’t justify the investment in one because I don’t read as often as I should and a part of me still really loved the physical touch of a book, and I love the smell of books. Did I ever tell you that when I was a teenager, I wanted to work in a bookstore because I loved the smell of coffee and books? Well, if I didn’t, there ya go. Every time I get a new book, I crack it open and smell it. Is that weird? I can’t imagine our children not being able to have physical books in the future. They just have to, although I will admit I hated lugging around textbooks in my backpack so maybe technology for stuff like that is a good thing. Anyway, so as much as I love physical books, we have so much clutter as it is with magazines in the house that adding all my recent book collections to that mess is driving me nuts; so I finally decided to get an e-reader. I was debating between a Kindle or Nook and 90% of my Facebook feed said Kindle. I’d love your thoughts! Do you have a Kindle or Nook, and why did you choose your respective one?

    Tomato, kale, and potato soup is a perfectly hearty and healthy soup that is chock full of veggies!

    Tomato, kale, and potato soup is a perfectly hearty and healthy soup that is chock full of veggies!

    Tomato, kale, and potato soup is a perfectly hearty and healthy soup that is chock full of veggies!

    Like I mentioned above, this soup takes no time to put together and it just simmers on the stove and the flavors continue to evolve the longer it simmers and sits. It tastes even better the next day! It’s the perfect hearty and healthy soup chock full of veggies!

    Tomato, Kale, and Potato Soup

    A perfectly hearty and healthy soup that is chock full of veggies!
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 30 mins
    Total Time: 35 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4
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    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 large potato, diced (2 cups)
    • 1: 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
    • 2 cups vegetable broth or stock
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 3 tbsp tomato paste
    • 1/4 cup of your favorite marinara sauce
    • 2 cups kale, loosely packed
    • Salt and pepper, to taste


    • In a large pot, over medium-high heat, saute onion and garlic with 1 tbsp. olive oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add potatoes, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth/stock, water, tomato paste, and tomato sauce to the pot. Stir to mix together. Bring to a simmer then lower heat to medium-low. Cover and let simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender.
    • Uncover and stir in the kale until wilted. Season soup with salt and pepper, to taste.
    • Serve hot.
    • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


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  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Gorgeous soup, Julie! Love all that fresh color pop in your photos and the flavor must be fabulous. But, ugh! We had a light dusting of snow yesterday, too, here in Indy. Crazy. I’ve been a holdout for a Kindle, too. Really thinking of getting one since some titles are only available in that format and not print. It’s inevitable isn’t it? Thanks for sharing yet another tasty recipe. Pinning!

  • Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker says:

    I think this soup is totally acceptable for spring. It looks light enough to have and spring is still cold.

  • Cindy Jarrell says:

    No questions, just want to tell you that Kindle is the best out of the two. And I, too, love the look and feel of books and it doesn’t mean you can never have a book again. But my tiny little Kindle First holds 350 books at last look. It is awesome! Also, the letters are backlit so if you read at night, in bed, you don’t need a light on. It is very easy on the eyes. Last week I took a book to bed to read and it was so uncomfortable. You will love your Kindle!

    • Cindy Jarrell says:

      Meant to say Kindle Fire. I also have a Kindle Paperwhite and that is wonderful too.

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    What a hearty, healthy and tasty soup!

  • Heather Christo says:

    Kindle all the way- (I also work out with it!) and I love this soup!!

  • Tieghan says:

    Spring time around here is soup weather…meaning in snows till the very end of May and sometimes early June. NO FUN, but your soup is makes it better! Love the colors!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    I am loving this soup!! Healthy and hearty! Win!!

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    I’m still totally game for soup. It’s 9 degrees here today! I have the kindle and love that it’s not back lit–it doesn’t hurt my eyes, which is important when I spend the rest of my day staring at a computer screen.

  • Maria says:

    Love this healthy soup!

  • Heidi @foodiecrush says:

    Soup works for spring just as well as winter in my eyes. My daughter wanted an e-reader, we went with an iPad mini just because it can do so much more. But the Kindle would be my choice between it and a Nook. Have fun shopping!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    Love this soup, Julie! My hubs travels a ton and finds his iPad works great for reading!

  • Katrina @ WVS says:

    This soup looks so healthy!! I love it!

  • Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says:

    It is raining today, so a soup sounds just about perfect right now! I love my Kindle, I have the Paperwhite one and it is life changing. No more reading lights, and works great outdoor in full light and indoor at night. If you have Amazon Prime, you get to borrow 1 book for free from the “Lending Library”. I got a Nook color when it first came out, but the battery didn’t last as long. My Kindle will last for like a month. Love!

  • emily walsh says:

    I use my ipad mini as an e-reader. you can download the free kindle or free nook app and load all your books from amazon or barnes and noble right on there! Also you can use it to facetime with family, catch up on emails, browse the internet, listen to music, etc.

  • Sara @ Confectionary Tales says:

    I am SO with you regarding books. I never wanted an e-reader, and while I tend to not buy books (library all the way) because I read so quickly, I got a regular basic Kindle for my birthday one year. I have to say, it made travel convenient and I can still take out library books on it!

    • Julie says:

      My coworker just told me about the whole library book thing on a Kindle – I feel like it’s opened a whole new world for me. Definitely highly considering a Kindle even more now!

  • Kathy @ Food Wine Thyme says:

    I can eat soup year round. Looks delicious. I love my Kindle (or should I say my hubby’s Kindle since I bought it for him for his bday)

  • Taylor @ greens & chocolate says:

    Minnesota hasn’t gotten the memo that it’s spring, either. UGH! Until it does, I’m comforting myself with soups and casseroles, so bring on the soup recipes! This soup looks delicious – healthy AND comforting. Perfect!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    Love this soup! This long winter requires fantastic dishes like this! Pinned!

  • sally @ sally's baking addiction says:

    I can honestly say that a bowl of soup with kale never looked so good!! Certainly doesn’t feel like spring yet in Baltimore!

    • Julie says:

      Aw, that’s so sweet, Sally. Thank you so much! And yes, definitely doesn’t feel like Spring around where you and I live!!

  • marla says:

    Julie, I love this super healthy soup!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    It’s rainy today so this healthy and comforting soup is just what I’m craving!

  • Carrie says:

    Sounds delicious!
    I have a Kindle AND Kindle on my ipad (that came after…way after…) and I like both.

  • Ashley - baker by nature says:

    Gorgeous soup, Julie! Craving a bowl right now!

  • Gaby says:

    I never get tired of soup, this looks so good to me!

  • Meredith says:

    So delicious!

  • Nancy says:

    Love your blog, photos and recipes! Seriously consider the iPad for your reader. I can’t say enough good things about it. I’m not sure of the pricing right now, but if money is a problem, you could go with an older version – mine is an iPad 2 and, while it may not be cutting edge, it offers so much more than just a reader. I use the free Kindle app and have come to love it. I, too, am a book “sniffer” and at first I didn’t use the app a lot. But as my eyes get worse with aging and I find myself in travel situations I have used it more and more. Other responders have mentioned how easy it is on the eyes and the ease of reading at night; other benefits are the ability to change font size, the ability to make notes and highlight and the built-in dictionary. But for the same price or a little more (depending on which version) as a reader, you can also have the Internet at your fingertips and great personal info – like an iPhone – calendar, contacts/”address book”, notes, recipes. I have two seasonal homes and when it comes time to transition from one to the next I no longer have to worry about gathering the info I will need – it’s all in my iPad, plus my library!! Love it, love it. I can always go to a bookshelf and pull down an old book to sniff.

  • Robbie Dando says:

    It may be Spring in USA, but here in Tasmania we are heading into winter and this soup looks just perfect for those cold, cold days.

  • Carol says:

    Julie, this looks so good! I love soup and will try this tomorrow. I had a Nook, but I learned that all I needed to do was put the Nook AND the Kindle Apps on my iPad! I ALWAYS have my iPad with me! Now I have books loaded on both apps, and can read any time – I can also read on the iPhone (like while waiting in the exam room at the doctor

  • katie says:

    This soup looks amazing. My husband had a nook for a while, and loved it. He bought it solely for reading. He then got the new retna display iPad and can read it in the sun when he wears his polarized sunglasses :)

  • Layla @ Brunch Time Baker says:

    This is the perfect spring time soup!

  • Amanda says:

    Love this soup :)

  • Holly @ Life in the Lofthouse says:

    Julie, your pictures are so freakin’ stunning!! I love the sound of this soup. It’s seems so easy to make and delish. Pinning!

    • Julie says:

      Aw, thank you, Holly!!

  • Anne says:

    The Fairfax County Library has an amazing Kindle selection, but you’ll have to get on a waitlist for most of the new and popular books. That being said, I use my Kindle constantly. It’s so much easier to always have in my bag, and if I don’t have it, I can access by books on my phone. This soup looks delicious. Any recommended changes if I substitute the kale for spinach?

    • Julie says:

      I was going through the Fairfax County Library e-books and so many titles I want to read either have a hold or they don’t have them available :( looks like I’ll be buying a lot, but oh well – and I ended up buying a Kindle, as well :) no changes if you substitute kale for spinach!

  • Susan says:

    I’m with you… Until Mother Nature agrees it’s Spring, I’m gonna keep on with my soups and chili. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer and we’ll be eating ice cream and having barbeques!

  • Charlene says:

    I have both a Nook & a Kindle. I prefer the Kindle, because the books from Amazon are less expensive.

  • Francesca says:

    Crossing my fingers that the weather gets it together by next week! We’re flying in from Holland to see my folks! If its snowing, Ill be making this soup, right after I go throw a temper tantrum :)

  • Sommer @ASpicyPerspective says:

    I want to warm up with this soup! Yep, we had snow here this week and they are saying a small chance tonight! I want Spring! I have a iPad and have the kindle app. Amazon is cheaper for downloads too!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    This is pure comfort in a bowl! Love the vibrant colors too!

  • bev @ bevcooks says:

    Good heavens briiiiiiiiing it.

  • Angela says:

    Wanted to let you know I got “sucked in” to your website today and flipped through all 67 pages! Pinned a few, bookmarked a few more and can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

    • Julie says:

      Wow, I’m honored! Thank you for taking your time to go through the blog! I hope you’ve found some recipes to try :) xo

  • Stephanie says:

    I know it’s not officially soup season but I love soup and especially all the ingredients in this one, so I’m making it tonight. It smells and taste delious. I’ll be enjoying it for the next few days.
    Thanks :-}

    • Julie says:

      Glad you can enjoy it for a while! :)

  • Crystal says:

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. My boyfriend said it was definitely a remake and we’ll be fighting over who gets the leftovers tomorrow

    • Julie says:

      Haha, I secretly hope you win ;) just kidding…I’m so glad you both enjoyed it so much! Thanks for letting me know!

  • Jamie Lee says:

    Hey Julie! This soup looks delicious and perfect for the weather we’re having now! I was reading the recipe…it says to bring it to a summer and then let it simmer. Does that mean to just heat it on low? I am working on my skills and terms and want to make this soup but want to do it right! Thanks!

    • Julie says:

      Hi Jamie, simmer just means under a boil so the liquid is not like bubbling like crazy but just slightly bubbling, if that makes sense! This might give a better description than I’m giving: – hope this helps!

  • Jan says:

    It was definitely soup weather today in the northeast today! I just started getting a weekly CSA box and have a big head of Savoy cabbage to use up. I subbed it for the kale and it was delicious. I love to see my 12 year old dive into a hearty veggie soup with such enthusiasm. Thanks! Will definitely make again.

    • Julie says:

      Wonderful! So glad you were able to use ingredients from your CSA box!

  • Anders Svensson says:

    Hey Julie. Last Sunday, I made this soup. It was incredible. This is my favorite soup recipe. I am so grateful for what you have posted. I used multiple tomato recipes from your website as also staple in my daily food prep. Thank you so much for sharing great blog

    • Julie says:

      Great to hear! Thank you :)

  • Svensson says:

    Last Time I made this tomato recipe. This is my favorite soup recipe. I am so grateful to you that you have shared this recipe. I made multiple tomato recipes from your website. Thank you so much for sharing.

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