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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 ever guess that this hearty dish is brimming with produce and is prepared in about 30 minutes. —Cindy Beberman, Orland Park, Illinois

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...


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...


Kale with Bacon

9 reviews

The hearty bacon flavor in this side dish makes you forget that you're eating right. Seasoned with garlic, it's a...


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...

Caribbean Potato Soup

9 reviews

My bright and hearty soup features an unusual blend of ingredients, including okra, kale and black-eyed peas. No kale on...


Creamy Lentils with Kale Artichoke Saute

4 reviews

I've been trying to eat more meatless meals, so I experimented with this hearty saute and served it over brown...

Garlic Tilapia with Spicy Kale

We make this main dish and side together, and adjust the heat from the red pepper flakes depending on who's...


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...


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...

Kale Quinoa Salad

2 reviews

Here's a holiday side dish you can feel good about serving. Kale packs a mighty punch of vitamins, while quinoa...


Warm Tasty Greens with Garlic

1 review

My farm box had too many greens, so I had to use them up. This tasty idea uses kale, tomatoes...


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...


Sausage, Kale and Squash Bread Pudding

Who said bread pudding has to be for dessert? I love to serve this for brunch or dinner when I...


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...

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...


Sausage Kale Soup

19 reviews

This zesty Italian soup is sure to become a favorite with your guests—just as it has with mine. The spicier...


Carolina Shrimp Soup

3 reviews

Fresh shrimp from the Carolina coast is one of our favorite foods. We add kale, garlic, red peppers and black-eyed...


Pressure-Cooker Italian Sausage & Kale Soup

2 reviews

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


Hearty Vegetable Beef Ragu

5 reviews

This recipe is healthy yet satisfying, quick yet delicious. It's on the table in less than 30 minutes, and it's...

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Penne with Kale and Onion

15 reviews

I love kale; my husband hates it. But when I swapped it into a favorite penne-with-spinach recipe, it was so...


Steamed Kale

9 reviews

With this good-for-you steamed kale, it's easy to eat healthy and get out of the kitchen quick. A wonderful accompaniment...


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...


Kale and Fennel Skillet

I love to mix different vegetables together and use unexpected herbs and spices to change things up. If you can't...