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Caldo Verde Recipe - Portuguese Green Soup

This caldo verde recipe is seriously the most delicious soup of all! It's made with only 5 easy to find ingredients and peeling potatoes is as hard as this gets. This Portuguese green soup hits the spot and brings you all the warmth and comfort you need on a cool night. It's comfort food at it's very best!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Brazilian, Portuguese
Keyword: collard greens, potatoes, smoked sausage
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Aline Shaw


  • 3 lbs of yellow potatoes peeled and diced into about an inch cubes
  • 1 13oz Smoked sausage sliced
  • 1 onion, diced about a cup
  • 1 tablespoons Brazilian sofrito or 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-2 bunches of collard greens stemmed and cut thin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil plus more to serve


  • On stovetop, heat up a 5.5 quart pan or large stock pot over medium to high heat and add the 2 Tbsp of olive oil.
  • Add the onions, and cook until transparent, about 2 mins.
  • Add the sausage, and cook until lightly browned, 5 mins.
  • Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 2 mins.
  • Remove the sausage from the pan and set aside in a bowl.
  • Add the potatoes to the stock pot, season with salt and cover with water (about 7 cups). Let it cook until potatoes are soft.
  • When the potatoes are fully cooked, remove half of the potatoes from the pot and set them aside with the sausage.
  • Using an immersion blender blend the other half of the potatoes in the stock pot with the water they cooked in.
  • Return the sausage and and the potatoes to the stock pot, season with salt and pepper, stir.
  • Add the collard greens, stir.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and serve with bread.

Bom Apetite!!