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    The 30 BEST Kale Recipes

    Not sure how to cook kale? This collection of easy Kale Recipes has a huge variety of ways to prepare your favorite leafy green.

    There are cozy soups with kale, hearty pastas, easy skillet meals and a ton more kale ideas, the sky’s the limit!

    Whether you’re hosting company or just looking for a super quick weeknight dinner, you’ll find something on this kale recipes list.

    Go through this whole list of kale recipes, and never wonder “what to cook with kale?” again! Enjoy…

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    The Best Kale Recipes:

    1.  Zuppa Toscana

    We are starting this delicious list of leafy green kale recipes, with our Zuppa Toscana, it is just amazing!

    When you’re craving warm and comforting food, then this Zupa Toscana recipe is perfect. It’s loaded with crumbled sausage, soft potatoes, crispy bacon, and the goodness of kale.

    This easy recipe includes three different methods of cooking this flavorful soup, so choose your method now…

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    2. Summer Detox Chicken Buddha Bowl

    Make your summer more flavorful and healthy by making this Summer Detox Chicken Buddha Bowl for your family.

    This bowl is full of nutritious and filling ingredients, as well as bright colors and interesting textures. You can meal prep it ahead of time and save it for your midweek dinners!

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    3. Ribollita (Tuscan White Bean Soup)

    This stew-y thick, rich Italian soup includes white beans, some seasonal fall, and winter vegetables, and is layered with slices of day-old bread. It’s all finished with a copious amount of extra virgin olive oil.

    This is your cure to the winter blues. Curl up with a book, in your chunky sweater and a giant bowl of Ribollita…

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    4. Thanksgiving Kale Salad

    Add some color and freshness to your Thanksgiving spread with this delicious kale salad. The wide array of flavors combines for a salad that tastes as beautiful as it looks.

    As mentioned in the name, it’s perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.

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    5. Creamy Tuscan Sausage and Kale Soup

    Creamy Tuscan Soup is the ultimate bowl of cozy. Hearty sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and kale in an amazingly flavorful creamy broth… so, so good.

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    6. Superfood Bowl

    Superfood Bowl!! Packed with light, yet nutrient dense foods, it’s a real zero-guilt meal. And it packs a variety of great flavors and textures.

    Whip up this quick, easy and versatile dinner tonight, and feel good about yourself.

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    7. Sautéed Kale

    Make yourself a healthy and fresh leafy side dish with this Sauteed Kale recipe, which goes amazingly good with any of your favorite proteins.

    In just 10 minutes, you can make this flavorful dish, which is super customizable too.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    8. Garlic Butter Kale Rice

    This Garlic Butter Kale Rice recipe is super flavorful and delicious. It makes a tasty side dish that you will get addicted to, as the garlic butter purely compliments the kale and rice.

    Make this easy and quick dish, which is perfect for busy weekdays.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    9. Kale Cobb Salad

    Try this best summer Kale Cobb Salad at home! This colorful salad is perfectly arranged, with super flavorful and healthy ingredients, and then topped with creamy poppy seed dressing

    It’s perfect for summer potlucks or get-togethers.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    10. Warm Kale and Quinoa Salad

    This Gorgeous Warm Kale and Quinoa Salad is one vibrant meal that looks as amazing as it tastes.

    It is made with fresh kale, carrots, and bell peppers tossed in cooked quinoa, and the lemon tahini dressing will take this salad to another level.

    Make this super easy and quick salad, it will definitely be a crowd-pleaser recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ theliveinkitchen

    11. Kale Smoothie

    This Kale Smoothie recipe is made with healthy and flavorful ingredients that are packed with proteins and fiber.

    It makes an extremely delicious breakfast which your whole family will love.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    12. Ravioli Lasagna with Spinach and Kale

    Want to make an easy and quick dinner tonight? This cheesy Ravioli Lasagna with Spinach and kale is just perfect.

    This saucy, cheesy, and healthy recipe is one delectable meal that checks all the boxes.

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    13. Kale Pesto Avocado Grilled Cheese

    After eating this delicious Kale Pesto Avocado Grilled Cheese sandwich, you will not eat any other grilled sandwiches.

    It’s super tasty, cheesy, and healthy, and will be one of your favorite kale recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    14. One-Pot Braised Chicken with Kale and White Beans

    Make this One Pot Braised Chicken with Kale and White Bean recipe and impress everyone at home!

    It will be your new family favorite dinner, as it’s amazingly comforting, flavorful, and cozy, perfect for winter nights…

    Get the Recipe @ themodernproper

    15. Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi with Kale

    The Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi recipe is just fantastic!

    Unbelievably easy to make, it has a super delicious cream sauce that makes this dish just amazing. We’re sure after making this sauce you will want to add it to everything.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    16. Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Kale

    This Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage and Kale is the ultimate recipe.

    It’s an amazing rich tomato bisque that is filled with tortellini, Italian sausage, and kale that makes a pure comfort meal.

    Get the Recipe @ themodernproper

    17. Garlicky Kale Sausage & Butternut Squash Pasta Bake

    Treat yourself to a super easy and quick meal by making this Garlicky Kale Sausage and Butternut Squash Pasta Bake.

    This pasta bake is incredibly delicious and flavorful, with hearty and healthy ingredients. A great meal for busy weeknights…

    Get the Recipe @ beautifuleatsandthings

    18. Healthy Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup 

    Now, try this super-packed Healthy Kale and Quinoa Minestrone vegetarian soup, it’s simply fantastic!

    This incredibly delicious soup is very healthy and super filling. It will be one of your favorite kale recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    19. Kale Pesto

    You will love this super flavorful Kale Pesto recipe. It is jammed-packed with walnuts, garlic, parmesan, lemon, olive oil, and fresh kale, and get ready in under 15 minutes.

    Make your summer special with the Kale Pesto recipe and jazz up your weeknight dinners.

    Get the Recipe @ playswellwithbutter

    20. Massaged Kale Salad

    Make this winter salad your favorite!

    This Massaged Kale Salad is full of flavors and textures, and topped with an amazing homemade orange ginger dressing.

    Get the Recipe @ ifoodreal

    21. Sweet Potato and Kale Hash

    Try this sweet and savory breakfast for your weekend mornings.

    This simple one-skillet Sweet Potato and Kale Hash recipe is packed with delicious ingredients like eggs, avocado, and kale.

    It makes a fabulous breakfast that will keep you full for a long time.

    Get the Recipe @ twopeasandtheirpod

    22. Creamy Kale and Turkey Sausage Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    Searching for a lighter dinner idea for tonight? Then try this Creamy Kale and Turkey Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes recipe.

    This extremely delicious pasta dish has amazing fresh ingredients which go great together. It makes a perfect and light dinner that your loved ones will enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    23. Kale Pasta Salad

    This Kale Pasta Salad recipe is summer in a bowl! It is packed with fresh veggies, salami, and a delicious parmesan vinaigrette dressing that takes this salad to a whole new level.

    Superb tasty option when you want something light and healthy.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    24. Kale Sweet Potato Curry

    Make this Thai-inspired Kale Sweet Potato Curry and just get hooked on it! This savory curry is super simple to make, with perfect spice and healthy ingredients.

    This amazingly flavorful curry makes a hearty and comforting meal in just half an hour. Perfect for fall and wintertime.

    Get the Recipe @ minimalistbaker

    25. Green Shakshuka

    A healthy twist on classic shakshuka is this Green Shakshuka, which all of you will simply devour!

    The recipe is loaded with spinach, kale, and Brussels sprouts, with perfectly pouched eggs that make this dish super healthy and delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    26. Moroccan Chickpea Soup

    Give your regular soup an exotic makeover with this delicious Moroccan soup.

    The flavorful combination of Moroccan spices and ingredients, plus a handful of kale, makes this super bowl healthy and tasty at the same time.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    27. African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew

    Want something comforting and delightful? Then make this African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew at home.

    This amazing recipe is packed full of sweet, spicy, and salty flavors with African spices and peanut butter. Your family will love this hearty and satisfying meal.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    28. White Bean, Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe

    White Bean, Sausage, and Kale Soup is the super comfort food that is perfect for the fall season.

    This cozy soup is very easy to make with sausage meatballs, white beans, and kale. It’s one of our favorite kale recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    29. Rigatoni with Sausage and Kale

    Make a restaurant-quality dinner at home, with this rigatoni with sausage and kale recipe. Incredibly flavorful and classy, this dish is perfect for any special occasion or date night.

    Wow your family with this super delicious dish.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    30. Ginger Kale Fried Rice

    We’re wrapping up this list of fantastic kale recipes with this Ginger Kale Fried Rice Recipe. It’s a delicious spin on your regular fried rice, with huge flavor and ingredients upgrades.

    This fried rice is infused with such amazing seasonings, that you will really wonder how simple fried rice can be so tasty.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    So there you go, thirty amazing healthy kale recipes for you to try. They’re all so delicious! Which ones will make their way into your regular rotation?

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    30 BEST Kale Recipes

    This collection of easy Kale Recipes includes plenty of sides, soups and mains made with your favorite leafy green. We love this tasty salad:



    • 12 oz kale
    • 1 butternut squash
    • 1 14.5oz can chick peas
    • 2 small Granny Smith apples
    • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
    • 8oz goat cheese
    • 2 Tbsp shelled sunflower seeds


    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
    • 1 tsp dijon mustard
    • Salt and pepper to taste


      1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
      2. Remove skin from butternut squash and cut flesh into cubes, approximately 3/4 inches square.
      3. Spread cubes of squash and drained chick peas on a tray lined with greased parchment paper, season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in oven and roast 25 minutes. Check for doneness, you can always throw them in for a few minutes longer if the squash is not soft enough.
      4. In a large bowl, add 1 Tbsp olive oil to chopped kale leaves. Gently massage the leaves until they are slightly wilted.
      5. Slice apple into matchsticks.
      6. Whisk together all dressing ingredients.
      7. Spread kale on a large platter. Arrange squash, chick peas, apple, cranberries and goat cheese over the bed of kale. Drizzle dressing over salad and sprinkle on sunflower seeds.

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