Kale and Fennel Skillet

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 28, 2023
I love to mix different vegetables together and use a variety of herbs and spices to change things up. If you can't find apple sausage for this skillet, a good mild Italian sausage would work too. —Patricia Levenson, Santa Ana, California
Kale and Fennel Skillet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked apple chicken sausage links or cooked Italian sausage links, halved lengthwise and sliced into half-moons
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry or dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de Provence
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bunch kale, trimmed and torn into bite-sized pieces


  1. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and fennel; cook and stir until onion begins to brown, 6-8 minutes. Add sausage, garlic, sherry and seasonings; cook until sausage starts to caramelize, 4-6 minutes.
  2. Add kale; cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until kale is tender, 15-17 minutes.
herbes de Provence
Look for herbes de Provence in the spice aisle.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 167 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.