40 Kale Recipes

You've heard all about kale, but you might not realize just how versatile this leafy green can be. Try one of our kale salads, sauces, stews or snacks!
By Rachael Ray Every Day ,

Kale & Parmesan Cole Slaw

Try our twist on coleslaw with this kicked up kale version!

Recipe: Try our Kale & Parmesan Coleslaw

Kale & Spinach Soup

Photography by Johnny Miller

It's like kale and spinach were made for each other.

Recipe: Try our Kale & Spinach Soup

Three-Cheese Bread Pizza with Kale & Sausage

Even picky eaters will eat their greens in this cheesy sausage pizza.

Recipe: Try our Three-Cheese Bread Pizza with Kale & Sausage

White Pizza Frittata with Kale

Photography By Tara Donne

Impress your gluten-free friends with this high-protein "pizza."

Recipe: Try Rachael Ray's White Pizza Frittata with Kale 

Tuscan Kale & Farro Soup

This soup is full of hearty veggies. Serve it with crusty bread and you've got a fantastic meal.

Recipe: Try our Tuscan Kale & Farro Soup

Kale & Collard Salad with Lemon Dressing

Photography by Christopher Testani

This salad requires a more hands-on approach — you massage the dressing into the greens — but the payoff is totally worth it.

Recipe: Try our Kale & Collard Salad with Lemon Dressing

Brown Butter & Cream Orecchiette with Cremini Mushrooms & Kale

Photography by Christopher Testani

Have fun with texture in this recipe. Creamy brown-butter sauce plays nice with the crunchy hazelnuts and curly kale.

Recipe: Try our Brown Butter & Cream Orecchiette with Cremini Mushrooms & Kale

Kale Salad with Chutney Dressing

Mango chutney and lemon juice keep this earthy salad fresh and light.

Recipe: Try our Kale Salad with Chutney Dressing

Kale Pesto & Yogurt Dip

Photography by Shana Novak

This yogurt is made for dipping! Try it with pita chips and raw veggies.

Recipe: Try our Kale Pesto & Yogurt Dip

Pappardelle with Kale Pesto

Replace the basil in traditional pesto with kale for a new twist with an added health boost.

Recipe: Try our Pappardelle with Kale Pesto

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Charred Onions & Kale

Photography by Sang An

This gluten-free, vegetarian dish can easily be made vegan - just leave off the cheese.

Recipe: Try our Stuffed Acorn Squash with Charred Onions & Kale

Chicken Tacos with Kale & Salsa Verde

Kale may become your new favorite taco accessory after trying these green ones.

Recipe: Try our Chicken Tacos with Kale & Salsa Verde

Roasted Chicken & Kale Caesar Salad

Photography by Nicole Franzen

You've never had a salad quite like this before! Raw kale and kale chips (!) come together to make this interesting healthy salad.

Recipe: Try our Roasted Chicken & Kale Caesar Salad 

Kale & Apple Toss Up

Toss all the ingredients together at the last minute for a fresh and crunchy side dish.

Recipe: Try our Kale & Apple Toss-Up

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Grilled Kale Salad

Photography by Andrew Purcell

If you balance out your bacon with kale, does that make it healthy? The verdict's still out on that, but we're leaning towards yes.

Recipe: Try our Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Grilled Kale Salad

Lemon-Pepper Kale Chips

Why buy packaged kale chips when this homemade version is so much better?

Recipe: Try our Lemon-Pepper Kale Chips

Butter-Basted Pork Chops with Tangy Creamed Kale

Photography by Kate Mathis

Creamy, tangy kale is a side that steals the show.

Recipe: Try our Butter-Basted Pork Chops with Tangy Creamed Kale

Special Sausage-and-Kale Soup

What makes this soup so special? The high quality ingredients like porcini mushrooms, sweet Italian sausage, Tuscan kale and fresh pecorino-romano cheese.

Recipe: Try our Special Sausage-and-Kale Soup

Corn & Cheddar Souffles with Kale & Mushroom Salad

We know you're here for the kale, but can we talk about this soufflé for a second? So good!

Recipe: Try our Corn & Cheddar Souffles with Kale & Mushroom Salad 

Roast Mushrooms & Kale over Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Pile up hearty roasted veggies and you'll never miss the meat in this veg-friendly dinner.

Recipe: Try our Roast Mushrooms & Kale over Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Baked Eggs with Sausage & Kale

Photography by Andrew Purcell

Frozen kale is great too! It works great in this hearty baked-egg recipe.

Recipe: Try our Baked Eggs with Sausage & Kale

Crisp Kale Salad

Let kale sit in our homemade tangerine vinaigrette to soften for this simple salad. The onion and hazelnuts will keep it crisp!

Recipe: Try our Crisp Kale Salad

Sausages with Kale Mashed Potatoes

Photography by Andrew Purcell

These mashed potatoes will win over everyone at the table. 

Recipe: Try our Sausages with Kale Mashed Potatoes

Polenta with Kale & Portobello Mushrooms

Feed your family this casserole full of cheesy polenta, earthy mushrooms and fresh kale — for under $10!

Recipe: Try our Polenta with Kale & Portobello Mushrooms

Beef Chili with Butternut Squash & Kale

Photography by Peter Ardito

This lightened-up version of chili is made with beef, butternut squash, and kale

Recipe: Try our Beef Chili with Butternut Squash & Kale

Kale-Walnut Pesto Pasta

Corkscrew-shaped pasta holds on to the colorful sauce, so you won't miss a single bite!

Recipe: Try our Kale-Walnut Pesto Pasta

Kale & Crispy Garlic Chips Baked Potatoes

Photography by Marcus Nilsson

A full meal on a baked potato? Count us in! 

Recipe: Try our Kale & Crispy Garlic Chips Baked Potatoes 

Eggs Over Kale Hash

This five-ingredient recipe is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Recipe: Try our Eggs Over Kale Hash

Green Smoothie Bowl

Photography by Lucas Zarebinski

This is a green smoothie bowl you'll look forward to every morning.

Recipe: Try our Green Smoothie Bowl

Kale & Sausage Ragu

No canned sauce here! This ragu is fresh and fabulous.

Recipe: Try our Kale & Sausage Ragu

Minestrone Verde with Sicilian Pesto

Photography by Joseph De Leo

Use up a whole bunch of kale in this recipe that's perfect for spring.

Recipe: Try our Minestrone Verde with Sicilian Pesto

Bread Stuffing with Apples & Kale

Combine different loaves (we used sourdough and raisin-pecan) in your stuffing base to hit both fruity and tangy notes.

Recipe: Try our Bread Stuffing with Apples & Kale

Cheesy Vegetable Calzone

Photography by Peter Ardito

This is a vegetarian calzone is basically a giant pizza dumpling -- packed with veggies!

Recipe: Try our Cheesy Vegetable Calzone

Beef & Kale Stir-Fry

Kale adds a non-traditional twist to classic stir-fry flavors.

Recipe: Try our Beef & Kale Stir-Fry

Creamy Butternut Fettuccine

Photography by Peter Ardito

Using hearty butternut squash means you can get away with less fettuccine in this lightened-up take on pasta night.

Recipe: Try our Creamy Butternut Fettuccine

Kale Mac 'n' Cheese

Cheese and kale are a macaroni match made in heaven.

Recipe: Try our Kale Mac 'n' Cheese

Black Bean & Kale Tortilla Soup

When it comes to tortilla soup, the more veggies, the better.

Recipe: Try our Black Bean & Kale Tortilla Soup

Sliced Steaks with Kale Caesar Salad

Add some richness to your Caesar salad with kale. It absorbs the dressing wonderfully.

Recipe: Try our Sliced Steaks with Kale Caesar Salad

Kale Poppers

Kale and ricotta come together for a crowd-pleasing app that will have everyone begging for seconds.

Recipe: Try our Kale Poppers

Bacon-and-Kale Minestra

This hearty soup comes together in one pot and 25 minutes!

Recipe: Try our Bacon-and-Kale Minestra

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