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Kale Recipes You'll Actually Eat

By , SparkPeople Blogger
My current go-to green vegetable is kale, which has nutritional value and health benefits that are off-the-charts. Whether I’m throwing it in my smoothie or steaming it as a recipe addition, I do my best to eat it every day.

The next time you are at the supermarket grab a bunch of kale and start cooking these recipes that you’ll actually eat and taste great.


Kale Stew



Enchilada Casserole with Kale and Sweet Potatoes





Massaged Kale Salad



Crispy Garlic Kale with Chorizo and Beans



Kate B's Amazing Kale and Eggs


Kale and Potato Hash

Kale Stew


Samantha's Super Smoothie


Cheesy Kale Chips


Potato and Kale Zuppa


Rockin' Raw Kale Salad

Kale, Spinach, & Mushroom Pie


One-pot Kale and Turkey


Sausage & Kale Shepherd's Pie


Dino Kale Lasagna


Kale & Onion Egg Bake


Kale Tart


Fresh Spinach and Kale Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast


More Great SparkRecipes with Kale



Read how to choose, prepare, and store kale.

What is your favorite kale recipe? Which of these do you look forward to trying?

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Comments

I love kale! I usually have it steamed but I think I will try the cheesy chips. Report
CAMELSAMBA
My favorite way to prepare kale is a sesame kale salad. Separate leaves from stems. Chop the stems and leaves separately. Start by steaming the stems, then add the leaves a few minutes later. When it's done, toss with a garlicky-sesame dressing. Good warm or cold! The recipe is on my blog if you want more specifics: jonskifarms.wordpress.com/2007/08/2
9/sesame-kale-salad/

The first time I tried kale chips, they weren't a big hit. Then my kids had fresh-from-the-oven kale chips at someone else's house and raved how great they were, so now I make them again. Report
Thanks for sharing these. I want to try the hash too. Report
Thanks!! I currently boil my kale and put it together with fresh tomatoes, black beans, and cheese. Simple but surprisingly tasty. Report
STEADFASTNSEE
I have my own Kale recipe with apples and onions in it. I gave it to the teams I 'm on and they love it! I will save and try yours as well. HUGS! Report
MAGGIE101857
Have started experimenting with it....like the baby kale!!! Will be incorporating it into more of my meals! Report
Kale chips are incredible! I had heard people say it totally satisfied their craving for potato chips. As a lover of chips, I was skeptical, but when they're baked right, they have that saltiness and crunch that does satisfy the chip craving! Definitely worth a try! (Just make sure to let the kale dry well after you rinse it, and watch it in the oven because it can burn easily)

I'll be sure to try out some more of these recipes! Report
The list of kale recipes reminds me of Bubba in Forrest Gump, listing all the ways to cook shrimp. Appropos of nothing - just strikes me as funny to imagine him listing kale recipes. BTW, kale really is delicious! Report
Perfect timing! I just bought a bag of kale and don't know what to do with it yet. I was thinking about trying kale chips, but may explore some of these other options. Thanks! Report
I have never tried kale but now I have a reason to give it a whirl! Report
If you are able to grow kale--it grows here in the pacific northwest almost year round--it is EASY to freeze and add to soups, stews, meatloaf, and many other foods.
Just remove leaves from stems. Wash. Drain. Stuff / pack into freezer ziplock bags. Squeeze out air and toss into freezer.

When frozen, the kale is easy to crush into mini pieces and add into most foods. -- In fact, some of the dutch say it is better when the frost has been on it. It can cause the bitter taste to go away. (My dh is full dutch and I learned about cooking w/ kale from him.) Report
PRUSSIANETTE
These recipes are going to be a very good resource for me this year as the annual CSA share I buy tends to have quite a bit of kale, and I sometimes run out of ideas. Report
I love kale! It is probably my favorite veggie. :) Report
Excellent! I love kale! Report
123ELAINE456
When I tried Kale years ado I did not care for it at the time. Will have to try it again now. If I still do not care for it I can put it in a Smoothie. Or put it in my juicer along with apples and carrots. That is a way to use it too. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Report
I add kale to my fruit smoothie. It's very delicious. Report
CAROLYNT303
Kale Chips are great! Report
I just steamed it; not bad, but think better with something. Will try the kale and potato hash and the cheesy chips. Report
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