These kale recipes will help you get this green superfood at every meal!
Kale is packed with so many vitamins and minerals, your body will thank you for this smart choice.
Healthy doesn’t have to be boring! These recipes take this veggie from bland to grand.
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I have you covered with an incredible kale recipe.
Try a bowl of savory kale hummus or throw a party with kale pesto pizza. Whatever you’re craving, there’s a kale recipe you’ll love.
If you’re really feeling adventurous, fry up a stack of kale pancakes or muffins this morning.
If it’s mid-day pick me up you’re looking for, how about some kale and mushroom tacos?
Let’s get cooking!
1. Kale Salad
The most traditional kale dish, this salad is a quick and easy way to enjoy your favorite greens!
Packed with plenty of delicious toppings and drizzled with an irresistible dressing, this kale salad recipe is anything but boring!
Stash a bowl in your lunch box for an energizing midday meal.
2. Kale Chips
If you’re craving something salty in between meals, keep some of these kale chips on hand!
They have that satisfying crunch you’ll need to chase away a case of the munchies.
When you have kale chips nearby, you’ll never feel deprived! Nourish yourself in between meals with this crispy, salty snack.
3. Sauteed Kale
If you’re looking for a quick and nutritious dinner side, look no further than this simple recipe for sauteed kale.
This dish comes together quickly and is a great way to get greens on your family’s plate!
With plenty of fresh garlic and olive oil, sauteed kale is bursting with flavor.
4. Kale Pesto Pizza
This green pizza pie is covered in flavorful kale pesto and then topped with mozzarella and crispy kale pieces.
The pesto provides plenty of flavor, and the top pieces are the perfect crunch.
Enjoy this hearty meal for dinner, and then stash a few slices in your lunch box the next day.
5. Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta
I’m always on the hunt for a new white pasta sauce. I want to top my noodles with a creamy sauce that has plenty of flavors!
If you’re like me, you’ll love this garlic parmesan kale pasta.
The garlic and parmesan come together to form a strong flavor while the kale adds a satisfying texture.
6. Kale Hummus
Your favorite dip just went green! Enjoy this creamy and savory dip with chips, fresh veggie slices, or anything else you can think of!
Hummus is the ideal appetizer, side, or topping. Bring everyone’s favorite dip to the table in a kale-spin of flavor.
7. Kale Lasagna
Satisfy your craving with this hearty kale lasagna dish! Plenty of noodles and cottage cheese are layered with kale pieces and a vegetarian sauce.
Bake a dish of this delightful comfort food for an incredible dinner!
You can make this dish ahead and freeze it, or just pull it together last minute for an impressive entree.
8. Kale Pesto
Pesto is a remarkably flavorful condiment that can be used in a myriad of ways. From pizza and pasta sauce to topping avocado toast, you can use pesto for every meal.
Make a jar of your delicious kale pesto with this recipe! Combine earthy kale with walnuts, garlic, and parmesan for a savory surprise.
9. Sausage White Bean and Kale Stew
This stew is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day! Rich chunks of sausage, starchy white beans, and the ever-popular kale stems swim in a perfectly seasoned broth.
Sausage, white bean, and kale stew are thick with nourishing ingredients and laden with fresh herbs. Ladle up a bowl a delicious when you serve this dish.
10. Kale Smoothie
If you love the benefits of kale, but don’t care for the taste, you’ll flip for this kale smoothie. Get your greens in with the sweet flavors of the season’s top fruits.
Blend them for a sweet treat that’s packed with vitamins and minerals. Smoothies are a great grab-and-go way to take a healthy treat with you in a rush.
11. Kale Soup
Soup is an enjoyable way to pack in loads of vegetables in the middle of the week. Your slow cooker makes preparing this Kale soup a breeze.
I don’t know which happens quicker– making it or eating it! This kale soup is so delicious, your family will be licking their bowl in minutes.
12. Kale Chip Nachos
If nachos are your favorite food, you’ll love this kale version! Lighten up your favorite fiesta food by swapping out the corn chips for crispy kale ones!
Pile on your favorite nacho toppings and dig into crispy, salty, spicy kale chip nachos. You can enjoy nachos more often when you make this healthy swap!
13. Mushroom Kale Risotto
Creamy risotto is an irresistible way to bring the five-star restaurant experience into your own home.
Comforting rice, tender mushrooms, and kale in a savory sauce make this delicious dish.
Enjoy the romantic flavor of risotto as your main entree, or serve as an elegant side to your steak dinner. Risotto is perfect for every occasion.
Venture to the Italian coast with this ribollita recipe. Toasty bread, tender vegetables, and plenty of kale are what make this soup fantastic.
Sprinkle in some fresh herbs and parmesan cheese for an irresistibly fresh flavor.
Add in your homemade croutons at the last minute for the perfect finishing touch.
Take a vacation right in your kitchen with this authentic Italian recipe.
15. Baked Feta
Melted cheese is a chef’s greatest sin, and this baked feta dish with tender welted kale leaves is the pinnacle of a guilty pleasure.
The earthy kale pieces mute the sharp taste of fresh feta. Mix in the crispy chickpeas, and you’ll have a gourmet entree that will impress any guest.
Serve this baked feta dish at your next dinner party and surprise your guests with your culinary mastery.
16. Baked Potatoes with Kale
A baked potato is a dinner-time staple, but these twice-baked potatoes with kale give that a new look!
Stuff your potato skins to the brim with this savory kale filling.
Not only are these potatoes stuffed with flavor, but they are also beautiful to plate.
The deep green of the kale contrasts perfectly with the light potato for a gorgeous finish.
Serve this dressed-up version of the classic side for a more formal meal.
17. Brown Rice Cheddar Kale Casserole
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Brown rice cheddar kale casserole is beautiful meat-free comfort food you can enjoy any night of the week.
Top this dish with thick slices of tomato and allow them to roast to perfection in the oven.
This dish is chock full of creamy cheddar and hearty brown rice, so each bite is soothing and satisfying.
18. Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
For a sweet and savory combination, try these kale stuffed sweet potatoes. The dessert-like sweet potato only gets better when filled with savory wilted kale.
Top with melted Havarti cheese and plenty of minced garlic for a savory sweet potato topping. Gone are the days of brown sugar and butter.
Usher in a new era of sweet potato with these innovative toppings.
19. Sweet Potato Kale and Black Bean Quesadillas
These hearty quesadillas are packed with three incredible superfoods. Nourish your body and soul with this nutrient-dense, delicious, quesadilla recipe.
Crispy tortillas embrace the savory southwest flavor of well-seasoned black beans and wilted kale.
Mix in the roasted chunks of sweet potato for a quick and satisfying meal.
Liven up your tired quesadilla recipe with these exciting ingredients.
20. Coconut Kale Muffins
Start your morning with these magnificent muffins! Coconut kale muffins are the perfect way to begin your day.
Fuel your body with great tasting, clean energy when you bite into these moist muffins.
The sweet flavor of coconut keeps the spirit of a sweet breakfast while nutrient-dense kale fuels your body for the long day ahead.
21. Garlic Bacon Kale
This irresistible side dish is brimming with savory flavors. Sweet and salty applewood bacon wilts your kale into a flavorful dining experience.
The fragrant aroma of sizzling garlic cloves will have your family running to the dinner table.
Even your picky eaters will be gobbling up their greens when it’s this dish on their plates.
22. Kale Mozzarella Egg Bake
If you have a busy day ahead of you, fuel up with this make-ahead egg bake.
Similar to a crustless quiche, this egg bake can be prepped ahead of time and then reheated.
Who has time to cook in the mornings? Never miss a meal when you have this dish ready to go in your fridge.
23. Kale Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry
Spice up your life with this curry dish! A traditionally seasoned spicy roux dances around filling chickpeas, tender sweet potatoes, and of course wilted kale.
Serve this as a soup or use it to top a bed of rice or noodles. Fry up a pan of pillowy naan for the full dining experience.
24. White Bean Kale Toast
Savory toast toppings have yet to become popular in the States, and it is time they are. Move over avocado toast, white bean kale toast is here.
Comforting white bean and kale stew smother your favorite slice of bread for a warm mid-day meal that is guaranteed to tie you over until supper.
25. Kale Gratin
Much like potatoes au gratin, this casserole features plenty of cheese and our favorite salad green, kale!
Add in panko bread crumbs and minced garlic to truly put this dish over the top.
The result is a tender kale casserole with cheese that stretches from every bite.
26. Kale Pancakes
These kale and kefir pancakes are a savory twist on the breakfast classic. Fry up a giant stack of these fluffy cakes for your morning meal.
Top these treats with homemade salsa or a fried egg to complete the dish. Shake up your Saturday mornings and swap out the sweet for savory kale pancakes.
27. Garlic Butter Rice with Kale
Garlic butter can be found on almost all of my favorite foods, and I think I just found another one to add to the list.
This rice scramble is loaded with kale, and coated with garlic butter goodness for a familiar flavor that keeps you coming back for seconds.
28. Kale Strata
Egg, cheese, bread, and kale. What could get better than that? Even kale haters will be flocking to the kitchen for a slice of this kale strata.
Bake some strata for your next brunch and impress your guests with this sophisticated dish.
29. Kale Coconut Fried Rice
This one-pot dish is full of fresh vegetables and Thai flavor. Sriracha, lime, and cilantro pack this fried rice full of plenty of bold flavors.
Add in large toasted coconut flakes for a satisfying crunch. This vegetarian recipe is the perfect last-minute weeknight meal.
30. Savory Oatmeal
Oatmeal typically carries a sweet reputation, but this recipe is full of delicious and nutritious savory oatmeal toppings.
Wilt kale with chopped walnut pieces and add some healthy fats and greens to the top of your bowl of oats!
31. Kale Peanut Butter Smoothie
Smoothies are a great grab-and-go meal that travels well.
If you’re short on time in the morning, don’t skimp on breakfast. Instead, try this kale peanut butter smoothie.
If kale isn’t your thing, you’ll love this recipe! Disguise those greens with the flavor of sweet peanut butter and drink up. Cheers!
32. Kale and Mushroom Tacos
Taco Tuesday is a staple in most households. Give your tortilla toppers a facelift with these kale and mushroom tacos.
The mushroom offers a similar texture to taco meat, and the kale picks up the seasoning well.
No one will miss traditional taco filling when you have these on the table!
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