Delicious Kale Recipes

Farro, Bean, and Sweet Potato Braise
Kale is packed with vitamin K, high in vitamins A and C, and rich in fiber, too. So whether you enjoy this leafy green in a kale salad, a kale smoothie, kale soup, or one of our many other kale recipes, you'll score great taste and a windfall of nutrients in one fabulous dish.

Chicken, Chickpea, and Kale Buddha Bowls

All kinds of colorful ingredients, including roasted squash, green beans, chicken, and crunchy chickpeas, morph this kale salad into an immensely satisfying meal in a bowl.

Kale Caesar Salad

This kale salad takes its flavor cues from the ever-popular Caesar salad. Instead of romaine, it uses Tuscan kale, which is also known as dinosaur, black, or lacinato kale. This variety has dark bluish-green leaves and a slightly sweeter taste than curly kale.

Fruity Kale Smoothie

You'll love what a little fruit adds to this lean and luscious kale smoothie. Green apples and grapes really make the color pop, while pineapple adds hints of tropical sweetness.

Peppered Kale Chips

Looking for a snack that's as satisfying as a potato chip but with one-third the calories? Try this baked kale chips recipe. They're seasoned with a touch of cayenne and ready in a snap.

Not only is kale a deliciously versatile green, but it's calcium-rich and high in vitamin A, too. Let us show you how to cook kale two ways - by steaming for a vegetable side or by baking into crispy chips.

How to Make Kale Chips and How to Cook Kale

Watch as we show you the simple steps to make crispy kale chips, as well as an easy way to turn kale into a side dish.

Raw Tuscan Kale Salad with Pecorino

If you're looking for an easy kale recipe, your best bets are kale salad recipes in which the kale doesn't need to be cooked. Here's a case in point: Simply tossing the kale in our lemon-and-garlic dressing infuses it with flavor while softening its crunchy texture.

Kale, Chorizo, and Red Bean Brunch Casserole

From breakfast and brunch to lunch and dinner, we enjoy kale recipes all day! Here, sun-dried tomatoes and spicy chorizo give the bread-based morning bake a burst of flavor, while kale and red beans add great nutrition.

 

Power Kale Salad

Serve your favorite nutrient-rich green in this main-dish kale salad recipe. Not only does it boast a smorgasbord of delicious ingredients (kale, chicken, citrus, and pear) but it also has a whopping 35 grams of protein per serving.

Danish Green Kale Soup

Colorful, healthy, and loaded with chunks of ham and bright green kale, this simple slow cooker kale soup recipe offers a lot to love.

Garlic Pork with Sauteed Kale and Walnut Barley

Sauteed kale is even better when a little bacon gets in on the action! Add some barley, and you've got a wholesome (and wholly delicious) side dish to a spice-rub roasted pork tenderloin.  

Crunchy Kale Salad with Creamy Tomato-Garlic Dressing

Roasted garlic, buttermilk, and sun-dried tomatoes are the secrets to the fabulous salad dressing in this colorful kale recipe.  

Roasted Kale and Red Onions

Sure, sauteed kale is great, but try roasted kale, too! It makes a deeply flavored, beautifully colored side dish, especially when studded with balsamic-glazed onions.

Sweet Potatoes with Honey, Prosciutto, and Kale

Sweet potatoes get fresh flavor with the help of sauteed kale and shallots. Add a little prosciutto and a drizzle of honey, and you've got yourself one sweet-and-savory side dish.

Sauteed Kale-Goat Cheese Frittata

How about adding some kale recipes to your breakfast lineup? In this easy a.m. dish, sauteed kale gets rave reviews when teamed with flavorful goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes.

Chicken and Kale Soup with Spaetzle

Spaetzle is a kind of dumpling popular in Germany and France. Paired with chicken, it turns this kale soup recipe into a satisfying one-dish meal.  

Kale and Veggie-Stuffed Peppers

In your search for healthful kale recipes that can be made in your slow cooker, stop right here! In this meatless main dish, kale teams up with other vegetables, plus brown rice, feta, walnuts, and fresh-focused flavors you'll love.

Winter Slaw with Kale and Cabbage

Many salad recipes with kale call for rubbing the leafy green with your hands. This helps soften the kale leaves while brightening their color. That's the case in this trendy (and tasty) coleslaw update.

Warm Eggplant and Kale Panzanella Salad

A kale salad from your slow cooker? You bet! Both kale and eggplant benefit from the hassle-free heat. After simmering with tomatoes, sweet peppers, and onion, the vegetables are tossed with bread cubes and shredded Parmesan for a new twist on classic panzanella.

 

Kale and Bacon Omelet Wraps

On a budget? These fabulous and filling breakfast wraps ring up at just $1.86 per serving. Stuffed with crumbled bacon, sauteed kale, and cheesy scrambled eggs, the satisfying sandwiches take mere minutes to prepare.

 

Bean soup is made hearty with white beans, sausage, and a mix of vegetables (including kale!). Check out this bean soup recipe by Scott Peacock.

Sausage and Kale Soup with White Beans

Watch as chef Scott Peacock shows you how to prepare a kale and white bean soup with sausage. It's one of the most sought-after kale recipes ever.

Wilted Kale Salad with Eggs

Baby kale is harvested early, so it maintains a tender texture and a sweet flavor with less bite than regular kale. Here, you briefly cook the green in garlic oil with paprika, vinegar, and brown sugar. Then you top the sauteed kale with hard-cooked eggs and shredded Parmesan cheese.

 

One-Pot Ham and Kale Pasta

Turn sauteed kale into a main dish with ham, orechiette pasta, and Asiago cheese. Garlic and blackened seasoning flavor-charge the easy kale recipe.

 

Holiday Kale Salad

Brighten your table for the holidays (or any day) with a crisp and colorful kale salad. Fennel, walnuts, cranberries, and wild rice make great go-alongs, and a lemon-Dijon dressing adds spark.

Sweet Beets and Greens Smoothies

How about a kale smoothie in an unexpected color? Lush berries, beets, and pomegranate juice add all-natural sweetness and a deep purple hue to this vitamin A- and C-packed recipe.

Kale is a super nutritious, super delicious food that is deserving of its comeback in popularity. We love to add kale to up the health, flavor, and color of dishes at BHG.com. Plus, get a sneak peak at something new you'll want to try: Kale sprouts!

Trendspotting with BHG: Kale

What's so great about kale? One of our food editors shares her insights.

Massaged Kale

The simplest way to prepare kale leaves is to massage lemon juice, olive oil, and a little salt into the tasty green. Massaging the leaves makes the kale silky smooth without any cooking.

Market Stand Pasta Salad with Garlic and Shallot Dressing

Head to your local grocery store produce section for the fresh market vegetables in this pasta salad. Baby kale, tomatoes, and noodles accompany your veggie finds in our easy kale recipe.

Sesame Kale and Edamame

To get the most nutrition out of your kale, pair it with other healthful veggies. Here, the quickly braised kale appears alongside edamame, a low-fat, protein-packed ingredient.

Pumpkin-Kale Calico Bean Stew

How do you make a kale soup even healthier? Add four types of beans to the mix for extra fiber! Pumpkin, tomatoes, and chili-inspired spices add loads of extra flavor, without loads of extra fat.  

Spicy Kale Chips

Baked kale chips are a savory and satisfying healthful snack you can feel good about eating. In this kale chips recipe, a touch of chili powder and ground cumin give the crisp kale chips extra zip.

Creamed Kale

Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses are the secrets to the creaminess of this easy kale recipe. Keep the rich-tasting recipe on hand to add a little opulence to any meal.

Wild Mushroom and Kale Ravioli Skillet Lasagna

Looking for kale recipes that are fast and healthful, too? This one's got you covered! It starts with refrigerated wild-mushroom ravioli to keep it quick and calls on low-fat cheese to keep it on the light side.

 

Macaroni Alfredo with Pumpkin and Kale

Indulge your macaroni and cheese craving and skip the calorie overload with our quick pumpkin-and-kale pasta pleaser. This rich, creamy, and easy kale recipe results in a can't-miss comfort food.

Mediterranean Kale and Cannellini Stew with Farro

Here's another entry for your list of great soup recipes with kale! Easy, healthy, and layered with irresistible ingredients, the veggie-packed dish is perfect for pairing with a thick slice of crusty bread.

Vegetable-Loaded Pasta Bake

Sauteed kale stars alongside cauliflower, carrots, and corn in our top-rated vegetarian casserole. It's a crowd-pleaser that works for meatless Monday or any other day of the week.

Lemony Kale Salad with Tomatoes

Lemon juice is no stranger to kale salad. Its bright spark contrasts well with the deep leafy green. PS: The dinosaur kale called for here is also known as lacinato kale. Find it at well-stocked supermarkets, farmers markets, and natural foods grocers.

Cream Cheese Mashers with Kale Pesto

Once you taste this extraordinary kale pesto, you'll think of all kinds of ways to use it—from stirring it into hot pasta to using it to top grilled meats, chicken, or fish. Note that the kale pesto can be frozen for up to 1 month. See the recipe for details.

Mediterranean Lentil Skillet with Pita Chips

You'll love the way the lightly braised kale, added toward the end of cooking time, adds so much color and flavor to this veggie-filled lentil dish.

Mushroom and Kale Lasagna Bake

The Tuscan kale called for here goes by other names, including lacinato kale and dinosaur kale. Whatever you call it, the sauteed kale adds fabulous color and flavor to this skinny one-pan recipe.

Curried Vegetable Soup with Kale, Quinoa, and Tempeh

Quinoa and tempeh add heartiness to this vegetarian kale soup recipe, while basil and curry powder pack in the flavor.

Farro, Bean, and Sweet Potato Braise

Incorporate kale into your weekly routine by slow-cooking it with whole grains such as farro, barley, and more. Supplemented with sweet potatoes and pinto beans, this recipe makes a low-calorie side dish or simple-yet-filling main.

 

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