50+ Kale Recipes

Over 50 kale recipes to use of the stash you have hiding in your fridge. Don’t avoid it. Embrace it. It doesn’t have to be kale chips every single time. Try these kale recipes and learn to really love all the different sides of kale. 

Over 50 recipe ideas for kale -- find all the kale recipes on RachelCooks.com

Kale — we can debate if it is a power food, a trend food or a food that is on its way out, but regardless of its category, I love the stuff. Anything that can be anything from a chip to the base of a salad to a great participant in a hearty winter soup is a-okay by me. I almost always buy kale when I go to the store. The trick is to wash it right away so it is ready to go into anything I need it in. I can’t wait to try all these great recipes. Which one are you going to start with?

Photo: Bran Appetit

Soups with Kale

Zuppa Tuscana Soup {Mom on Timeout}

Minestrone Soup {The Law Student’s Wife}

Kale and Sausage Stew {Today’s Mama}

Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup {Yummy Healthy Easy}

Butternut Squash and Kale Soup {Recipe Girl}

Slow Cooker Cannellini Bean and Kale Soup {Kalyn’s Kitchen}

Tofu, Kale, and Shitake Mushroom Ramen Noodle Soup {the little kitchen}

Chicken, White Bean, and Kale Soup {Barefeet In The Kitchen}

Italian Meatball and Kale Soup {Bran Appetit}

Sausage, Kale, and Butternut Squash Soup {The Lemon Bowl}

Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Oranges and Toasted Pine Nuts on RachelCooks.com

Kale Salads

Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Orange and Pine Nuts {Rachel Cooks}

Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing {Thrifty Veggie Mama}

Kale and Butternut Squash Salad {Confident Cook}

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad {The Tomato Tart}

Grapefruit Kale Chiffonade Salad {Spabettie}

Lemon Avocado Massaged Kale Salad {spabettie}

Kale and Quinoa Salad {Yummy Healthy Easy}

Grilled Kale Salad with Berries and Nectarines {Two Peas and Their Pod}

Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad with Bacon Poppyseed Dressing {Lauren’s Latest}

Shredded Kale and Orange Salad {Crumb}

Kale and Apple Salad with Honey {The Kitchen Is My Playground}

Kale Caesar Salad {Everyday Maven}

Chicken and Kale Casserole on RachelCooks.com

Main Dish Kale Recipes

Chicken and Kale Casserole {Rachel Cooks}

Quinoa, Kale and Bacon Stuffed Butternut Squash {Rachel Cooks}

Whole Grain Risotto with Kale and Carrots {Rachel Cooks}

Garlicky Kale and Bacon Pizza {Just a Taste}

Kale Stuffed Shells {Baked Bree}

Kale, Black Bean, and Avocado Burrito Bowl {Cookie and Kate}

Ginger Beef, Mushroom, and Kale Stir-Fry {Gimme Some Oven}

Kale and Chicken Egg Rolls {Just a Taste}

Kale, Mushroom, and Ricotta Calzones {Two Peas and Their Pod}

Spaghetti with Sausage and Kale {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Portobello Mushroom and Kale Stroganoff {Bev Cooks}

Quinoa with Mushroom Gravy and Kale {Thrifty Veggie Mama}

Quinoa and Kale Stuffed Acorn Squash {Greens and Chocolate}

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Red Onion Pizza {Thrifty Veggie Mama}

Portabella and Kale Pizza with Roasted Garlic Sauce {Oh My Veggies}

Sausage and Kale Pasta Bake {Bev Cooks}

Fire Roasted Sausage and Kale Pasta {The Lemon Bowl}

Curried Lentils with Sweet Potato and Kale {The Lemon Bowl}

Spanish Style Rice and Beans {Taste and Tell}

Sautéed Kale with Sausage and White Beans  {An Edible Perspective}

Kale and Mushroom Frittata {Confident Cook}

Spaghetti Squash Casserole with Kale {Everyday Maven}

green juice without a juicer on rachelcooks.com

Kale Snacks and Sides

Green Juice without a Juicer {Rachel Cooks}

Fattoush Dip with Kale Hummus {Farm Fresh Feasts}

Simple Creamed Kale {The Tomato Tart}

Garlic Roasted Kale {Jeanette’s Healthy Living}

Spanakopita Puffs {An Edible Mosaic}

Sweet Potato and Kale Gratin {Oh My Veggies}

Coconut Kale Chips {Running to the Kitchen}


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  3. Love this! At his last doc appt, we were told my toddler needed to incorporate more leafy greens into his diet since he’s borderline anemic…and that’s no small feat. So we’ve been desperate for ways to sneak it into some of his fave foods. Great list!

  4. Embrace is right!!!!! I feel healthier just reading this list, lol. Thanks for including my recipe!

  5. What a great roundup! I love kale, but I usually make it the same way every time (sauteed with garlic) so this will be super useful to try some new preparation methods. Thanks!

  6. What a great roundup! Thanks for including my kale recipes!

  7. What a great collection, and thanks for including me. I’m a bit of a Kaleaholic!

  8. Kale is such a versatile and delicious ingredient, all of these recipes look fantastic. Hope you have a great weekend :)

    Happy Blogging!

  9. You’re not going to believe this, but I finally JUST bought kale for the first time last week. And I’ve been putting it in EVERYTHING. I have no idea why I waited so long, but it will definitely be a staple from now on! Love this roundup!

  10. Yay! What a great list! I cannot get enough of kale right now, and now I have some new recipes to try out! Kale is so nutritious and I try to consume lots of it to give me an abundance of nutrients for my training to be the best it can be, now I can change up the recipes even more! Thank you!

  11. Thank you for including my recipes!!! I am on such a kale kick lately!

  12. i want ALL of these!! thanks for the link, friend :)

  13. I’ve been on a huge kale kick lately – my favorite quick dinner has been to saute sweet potatoes with shallots, garlic, and kale and once it’s finish top it with globs of Sriracha! Love all of these new ideas too…thanks for including my kale stuffed acorn squash!

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