How to Make Kale Soup with Pork – Grønkålssuppe med Svinekød Opskrift

Grønkålssuppe med Svinekød

This is our Danish version of a Kale Soup! Healthy & Good! Kale Soup in the winter is great comfort food! What to eat with Kale Soup? Traditionally, we serve Kale soup with mustard and a slice of rye bread. 


  • 2-3 lb. of Pork
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (or peppercorns)
  • kale 
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • parsley
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 leeks
  • 4 carrots
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 tbsp of flour mixed with water

 Kitchen Utensils

  • cutting board
  • sharp knife
  • 2 large cooking pots
  • wooden spoon
  • ladel 
Click on the YouTube video 
to see how Karen Grete prepares this delicious soup!


  1. First need to boil the pork.  In a large saucepan cook the pork in 5 cups of water, add teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 2 bay leaves, 2 cloves and parsley.
  2. Make sure the water boils.  When it is boiling need to take the foam off.
  3. Simmer the pork for about 1 ½ hours. Check on it after the hour to see how it is cooking
  4. While pork is cooking perfect time to prepare the kale and the vegetable including potatoes, leak, celery stalks, onion and carrots.
  5. In another pot cook the kale for about 10 min in about 2 cups of water.  
  6. Drain and chop the kale very fine or put it in a food processor. 
  7. For the last 10 minutes of cooking the pork add the chopped vegetables into the pot of soup. Cook until all vegetables are tender for about 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the pork to a platter and keep it warm. 
  9. To thicken the soup mix flour and water and stir it into the soup. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Slice and serve the pork onto a plate with mustard and rye bread.   

  11. Ladle soup into bowls.

God appetit!
Please check out our Danish rye bread videos too.
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