Kale with Bacon

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 06, 2023
The hearty bacon flavor in this side dish makes you forget that you’re eating right. Seasoned with garlic, it’s a fantastic way to enjoy vitamin-rich kale. —Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia


  • 2 bunches kale, trimmed and torn
  • 8 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. water to a boil. Add kale; cook until tender, 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings. In the drippings, cook and stir onions and garlic until onion is tender.
  3. Drain the kale; stir into onion mixture. Add salt, pepper and bacon; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 161 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 604mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.