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Kale Recipes That Have Nothing to Do with Salad

  • Food Republic

    Kale Salad Chips

    Leftover kale salad makes the best chips. Simply flavor the leaves with a little olive oil, orange juice, and rosemary dressing. Toss them in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 350°F. Keep in mind that oversaturated leaves won't crisp up, so use recent leftovers when trying out this recipe.

    Get the recipe: Kale Salad Chips

  • The Tomato Tart

    Creamed Kale

    It's no secret that kale isn't easy on our taste buds. But this simple and healthy recipe will make you feel otherwise. With just a few ingredients, this concoction is super easy to prepare. Instead of preparing it like traditional creamed spinach, you whip up some sour cream and add it to the sautéed kale at the end of the cooking process. And it only requires a tablespoon of butter instead of a whole stick.

    Get the recipe: Creamed Kale

  • Oh My Veggies

    Spaghetti Squash with Garlicky Kale Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    Kale pesto makes these squash "noodles" stand out among boring ol' spaghetti.

    Get the recipe: Spaghetti Squash with Garlicky Kale Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  • Savory Simple

    Spicy Tahini Kale Chips

    If regular kale chips just don't cut it for you, try this twist. Adding tahini gives a thick creamy flavor, while the lime juice adds some refreshing acidity. The nutritional yeast creates savory cheesiness, and you can even add some red pepper flakes for that extra kick. Try your best not to eat these all at once.

    Get the recipe: Spicy Tahini Kale Chips

  • Serious Eats

    Charred Kale Pizza with Garlic

    We know that kale turns into a crispy delight when tossed in the oven—that's why it's the perfect pizza topping. Paired with two different kinds of cheeses and tons of garlic, our favorite green vegetable has never tasted better.

    Get the recipe: Charred Kale Pizza with Garlic

  • Veggie Desserts

    Kale and Apple Cake With Apple Icing

    Kale and cake might sound like an unlikely combination, but your taste buds are in for a surprise. Like most vegetable cakes, it has a moist texture without tasting too sugary. You won't believe how good it is until you give it a try!

    Get the recipe: Kale and Apple Cake With Apple Icing

  • Oh My Veggies

    Creamy Mushroom and Kale Lasagna

    Made with a mouth-watering creamy cashew sauce, this lasagna recipe eliminates dairy entirely. Instead of spinach, it's topped off with kale to add a unique twist to the taste. With rosemary and garlic in the mix, you're in for a delicious vegetarian treat unlike any other.

    Get the recipe: Creamy Mushroom and Kale Lasagna

  • Shared Appetite

    Rustic Tuscan-Style Sausage, White Bean and Kale Soup

    Featuring kale, sausage, and white beans, this recipe is quick to impress. Like many soups, braises, and stews, this tastes best the second day. So if you're organized enough to plan that far ahead, this recipe is for you!

    Get the recipe: Rustic Tuscan-Style Sausage, White Bean, and Kale Soup

  • Foodie Underground

    Chocolate Kale Cake with Sea Salt

    This recipe is a great way to indulge your guests without making them think twice about what they just ate. Simple, easy-to-follow instructions show you how to recreate a dessert that won't disappoint.

    Get the recipe: Chocolate Kale Cake with Sea Salt

  • Veggie Desserts

    Kale and Blood Orange Cake

    Topped with a pale pink citrus butter cream, this easy vegan recipe is both delicious and satisfying. It gets its spongy texture and green color completely naturally and is the perfect disguise for getting in your daily dose of antioxidants and vitamins.

    Get the recipe: Kale and Blood Orange Cake

  • The Wimpy Vegetarian

    Kale and Cauliflower Tart in a Cheddar Crust

    This might become your favorite go-to meal. Delicious caramelized onions, cauliflower, and roasted tomatoes will keep you coming back for more.

    Get the recipe: Kale and Cauliflower Tart in a Cheddar Crust

  • The Kitchn

    Artichoke, Kale and Ricotta Pie

    This tempting pie makes an epic main course, no matter the meal. With small amounts of eggs and cheese, it makes the perfect rich custard that's balanced with fresh vegetables. Artichoke hearts contribute to the burst of flavor that makes this delicious treat worth trying out.

    Get the recipe: Artichoke Kale and Ricotta Pie

  • The Stone Soup

    Ground Beef with Kale

    Adopted from Robb Wolf's Paleo Food Matrix, this recipe is yummy, satisfying, and great for when you're short on time. Make enough for two using a pound of ground beef, a few small red chilies, a large bunch of kale, and a lemon.

    Get the recipe: Ground Beef with Kale

  • Cookie and Kate

    Kale and Black Bean Burrito

    If you're all about that spicy kick, this recipe is perfect for you. Stuffed full of beans and greens, this mouth-watering burrito has lime and feta cheese to make it even more delicious. Roll one up in less than 10 minutes flat—great for when you're in a rush and need something healthy to eat on the go.

    Get the recipe: Kale and Black Bean Burrito

  • Cookie and Kate

    Coconut Curried Kale and Sweet Potato

    You can never go wrong with curry, and this stewy concoction aims to please. Loaded with greens (two bunches!) this recipe is nothing short of comforting goodness.

    Get the recipe: Coconut Curried Kale and Sweet Potato

  • The Garden of Eating

    Curried Kale Cakes

    Enjoy each bite of these crunchy and savory kale cakes served in a pool of fresh blueberries. This concoction combines two of the world's healthiest superfoods to provide an unparalleled boost of nutrients.

    Get the recipe: Curried Kale Cakes

  • Eat Healthy Designs

    Baked Eggs with Garlic Kale and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    Thanks to the egg yolks, sun-dried tomatoes, and caramelized sweet onions, this breakfast treat is perfect for entertaining and can be served in a cast-iron skillet.

    Get the recipe: Baked Eggs with Garlic Kale and Sun-Dried Tomatoes


Faith Brar

Faith is an Associate Digital Editor at Meredith Corporation in Boston. Her work has appeared in Fitness, Shape, Better Homes & Gardens, More and others.  More →

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