Kale Recipes

These ultra healthy recipes with kale take the stress out of cooking with the trendy green. Ideal for soups, sides and salads, kale is as simple to prepare as it is delicious.

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    Thanksgiving Colcannon

    I discovered colcannon on St. Patrick's Day, as it is an Irish mashed potato dish. Months later I tweaked the original recipe for the Thanksgiving season. The results? A flavorful and substantial side dish. —Marty Paola, Medford, Oregon

    Butternut Squash and Kale Gratin

    This butternut squash and kale gratin is packed with layers of flavor. It's simple to throw together and versatile because...


    Nutty Kale Pesto Pasta with Caramelized Onion

    My bountiful garden and vegetarian daughter both inspired me to create this nutritious, calcium-rich kale pesto pasta. No one would...


    Kale Caesar Salad

    I love Caesar salad recipes, so I created this kale Caesar salad. It's perfect paired with chicken or steak for...


    One-Dish Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

    1 review

    I'm still settling into married life and learning how to balance our busy schedules. This quick one-dish ground turkey sweet...

    Kale Smoothies

    I enjoy drinking a kale smoothie for breakfast or as an after-school snack. The fruit and agave nectar give this...


    Fresh Thai Asparagus, Kale and Garlicky Mushrooms

    Hit the local farmers market and stock up! This quick, simple side dish is a perfect complement to any meal....

    Parmesan Kale Casserole

    1 review

    I tried coming up with a creative way to use kale, and the result was a cheesy casserole. When my...


    Sweet Potato Kale Soup

    2 reviews

    If you're looking for a healthier dish with a difference, try this recipe from Tamar Holmes of San Diego, California....


    Kale Romaine Salad

    1 review

    Kale can be both good for you and tasty! This hearty salad packs a flavor punch thanks to dried cranberries,...


    Chicken and Kale Tortellini Soup

    1 review

    With tender tortellini, artichokes, greens and lots of herbs, this soup is so flavorful. The fact that it's easy to...

    Maple-Glazed Parsnips on Kale

    1 review

    This recipe is special to me because it allows me to use delicious farm-fresh produce in a way my family...


    Cheese Tortellini and Kale Soup

    5 reviews

    A steaming bowl of this hearty soup is always a welcomed dish with both my family and neighbors. I often...


    Kale and Sausage Soup

    1 review

    Several years ago, I had a dish in a local restaurant that was so good I was determined to duplicate...


    Honey Kale Currant & Almond Salad

    3 reviews

    This honey-flavored kale salad makes our taste buds tingle. It has a subtle sweetness from currants and a nutty almond...


    Potato Kale Sausage Soup

    11 reviews

    When autumn falls upon Fountain Valley, California, Susan Pursell simmers up this comforting soup. The hearty sausage slices, white kidney...

    Italian Sausage Kale Soup

    18 reviews

    My mom dehydrates the last pick of tomatoes from her garden each fall—perfect for quick soups like this one. When...


    Kale & Bean Soup

    12 reviews

    Chock-full of veggies, this soup soothes both the body and the spirit. The kale is packed with nutrients, including omega-3s,...


    Potato, Sausage & Kale Soup

    22 reviews

    I let my young son pick out seed packets and he chose kale, which grew like crazy. This hearty soup...


    Sausage and Kale Soup

    32 reviews

    This is my family’s absolute favorite soup, and I can have it on the table in 30 minutes. I usually...


    Baby Kale Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

    1 review

    We pull a bunch of ingredients from our garden when we make this baby kale salad with zucchini and sweet...


    Italian Sausage and Kale Soup

    20 reviews

    The first time I made this colorful soup, our home smelled wonderful. We knew it was a keeper to see...


    Ginger-Kale Smoothies

    2 reviews

    Since I started making this green smoothie recipe for breakfast every day, I honestly feel better! Substitute any fruit and...


    Homey Chicken Noodle Soup

    8 reviews

    Chicken noodle soup brings back memories of childhood. This revamped version with a healthy twist is a favorite at my...

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    Carrot and Kale Vegetable Saute

    2 reviews

    Thanks to fresh veggie dishes like this one, I almost forget I'm wheat- and gluten-free. Bacon adds another layer of...


    Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Kale Strata

    5 reviews

    When I host my friends, this comforting strata is my go-to recipe. I created it in winter to help me...


    Sausage & Kale Lentil Stew

    5 reviews

    I made a pot of this awesome soup when visiting my sister and her family. Now, I'll bring it along...


    Kale Slaw Spring Salad

    1 review

    My parents and in-laws are retired and like to spend winters in Florida. This tangy spring salad welcomes the snowbirds...


    Bucatini with Sausage & Kale

    5 reviews

    I was short on time but wanted to make an elegant dinner for my husband and me. That night, we...


    Kale with Portobellos

    1 review

    I love to entertain and I always receive requests for this dish. It's so easy to prepare.—Karen Rietenbach, Santa Rosa...