Potato & Kale Soup

October 25, 2011

Stepping out the front door is definitely the hardest part of running!

Even for me, I could easily find a million other things to do to keep my occupied or distract me from running. But I always have to remind myself that I will always be thankful I did run—otherwise I will feel guilty!! Probably not the best way to feel, but it is the truth. I know I will regret it if I don’t get out for my daily morning run!


Distance: 5 miles

Time: 44 minutes

Weather: a balmy 45* (!)


I often don’t rave about my cooking, probably because I am too hard on myself and have high standards for myself, but this soup blew me out of the water!

I originally found a picture of this soup on Pinterest and actually clicked over to the website (Fake Food Free) and made it!


Potato & Kale Soup

This hearty bowl of soup screams (healthy) comfort food for a chilly, fall day!


The bites of potato and kale are quite delicious but the bacon in this soup puts it over the top!

I loved the bites of kale and would probably add even more next time!

bacon + kale = two of the husband’s favorite foods!


Potato & Kale Soup

(Slightly adapted from this recipe.)


2 strips of bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/2 medium onion, chopped

2 small carrots, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

4 medium yellow potatoes, chopped

2 cups kale, chopped and loosely packed

1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1-1/4 teaspoons paprika

1/2 cup half and half


1. In a medium-sized pot, cook the bacon over medium heat. Cook until bacon fat becomes visible.

2. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the onion and carrots. Cook for 3 minutes.

3. Add garlic and cook for additional 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

4. Add potatoes and cook for 2 minutes.

5. Add water until the potatoes are just covered. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

6. Add kale and cook for 1 minute or just until wilted.

7. Stir in the paprika, salt, and pepper.

8. Mash some of the potatoes (but not all of them) with a potato masher.

9. Stir in the half-and-half.




What is your favorite comfort food?

Honestly, I don’t know if I have one. . . . maybe breads/carbs of any sorts??

    1. I looooove potato soup and that looks amazing! I also adore the quote you posted. It’s definitely true!

    1. I looooove potato soup and that looks amazing! I also adore the quote you posted. It’s definitely true!

    1. Favorite comfort food, in the Fall at least, is Chili with cheese, sour cream and lots of fritos. Yummm!

    1. favorite comfort food is mac & cheese…but I have no control around it so I never make it.

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