18 Kale Recipes That Actually Sound Delicious

Kale is one of those foods that you love to hate, but it’s so darn good for you that incorporating it into your diet can have a bunch of health benefits. High in iron, great for digestion, loaded with vitamins (kale puts the K in Vitamin K), filled with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory benefits, packed with calcium and ideal to detox your body, kale is definitely a superfood you want in your diet. Check out these yummy kale recipes that will make you a believer!

Sea Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

“Seriously. If you dig sea salt and vinegar chips as much as I do, you must (must!) give these guys a try. I make kale chips pretty routinely in my kitchen, and usually tend to douse them in all sorts of seasonings. But the recipe for these couldn’t be easier. All you need is some fresh kale, olive oil, and (yes) sea salt and vinegar.” – Ali

Kale and Tomato Skillet Lasagna

“Make dinner a breeze with this easy and quick Kale and Tomato Skillet Lasagna. Full of fresh cheese, tomatoes, kale and pasta, it’s a delicious meal!” – Emily

Creamy White Bean Soup with Kale, Rosemary & Lemon

“The simplicity is what makes this soup so stunning to me. I wouldn’t hesitate to bring it to someone that was feeling under the weather, but it’s also great for everyday enjoyment. It has a little bit of zing, some spice, but it’s mellow and down to earth too.” – Laura

Greek Kale Salad with Lemon Olive Oil Dressing

“This salad is super healthy and also helps you burn fat thanks to the almighty kale and lemon olive oil dressing.” – Layla

Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta

“The first time I made this Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta I chose to use whole wheat pasta because I felt like the nutty whole wheat flavor would go really great with kale’s earthiness. Whole wheat pasta with kale may sound like the most boring, torturous diet meal of all time, but when you lace them with garlic, parmesan, and a little butter, they take on a whole new personality.” – Beth

Chicken, Kale and White Bean Soup

“Comforting homemade soup recipe filled with chicken, healthy kale, hearty white beans in a chicken stock base. Made with creamy Parmesan, and gluten-free.” – Melanie

Cheesy Chicken, Kale and Sweet Potato Skillet Meal

“A one-skillet wonder, this cheesy chicken, kale and sweet potato skillet meal is nutritious and delicious, just the way a weeknight meal should be!” – Mel

Cheesy Kale Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

“My recent creation involves the leftover chopped kale from this recipe with the creamy Havarti cheese from my bacon broccoli spaghetti squash recipe. A quick scan of my fridge revealed a small carton of heavy cream, which I couldn’t resist turning into a luscious creamed kale. Add a little bacon and garlic for good measure and voila! Lunch!” – Jenn

One Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup

“I am now sharing a one pot version that makes this soup so simple and easy, you’re going to make it more than ever. Instead of baking the bacon and browning the sausage in the oven, everything is done in one pot. I used my new dutch oven that my Dad got me for Christmas! I love how all the drippings from the sausage and bacon add so much flavor to the soup! It’s fantastic!” – Trish

Kale Pesto

“Missing summer pesto? Make this Kale Pesto with lemon, almonds, garlic, Parmesan, and fresh leafy kale. Perfect winter pesto and great with pasta!” – Elise

Marinated Kale and Chicken Bowls with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

“This bowl is everything clean eating should be: nutritious, full of flavor, multi-textured, satisfying, colorful, and all-around happy. That’s because it’s loaded with seasoned quinoa, lemony chicken, and the magical thing known as marinated kale which is actually, um, just like it sounds. Marinated Kale. Mind blown, right? Also – you know there’s gotta be an avocado half on that bowl because VEGETABLES, and don’t think for a second that we are going sauceless. Load it up with that sun-dried tomato sauce, guys. Just load it up.” – Lindsay

Kale Apple Salad with Honey Dressing

“Delicious Kale Apple salad is dressed with a tasty sweet honey vinaigrette. Pops of feta cheese and cranberries laced throughout add tangy flavor. This healthy kale salad recipe is Low-Sodium and Gluten-Free.” – Diane

Sweet Potato Kale Chicken Soup

“It’s packed with immune boosting ingredients like garlic, lemon, mushrooms, and ginger, along with the benefits of slow-cooked chicken bones. This soup helped me get back to normal so I could ring in the New Year on a health note—yay!” – Ailsa

Kale Pesto Pizza

“Attention kale lovers! I have a pizza for you. Everyone else, please shield your eyes and forgive me for the very green pizza on your screen. I’ve had this idea for a while now—kale pesto pizza with golden mozzarella and crispy kale on top—and it is finally reality. A very tasty reality, of which I am looking forward to eating again for lunch.” – Kate

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes with Kale & Herbs

“The flavours really pop. I especially loved the creaminess the Almond Breeze adds and the savoury flavour of the sweet onions and fresh herbs. Even John who isn’t a fan of kale loved this recipe. I can easily see myself making it again.” – Stacie

Butternut Squash, Kale And Sausage

“The flavor combo is unreal here. You’ve got the savory turkey sausage, which is an awesome compliment to the lightly sweetened butternut squash. You might not think to add cinnamon to a savory dish, but it totally works here.” – Tina

Kale & Quinoa Patties

“I made these for dinner the other night and all I have to say is WOW!! They were so unbelievably good that I am now mad at myself for not making them sooner.” – Danielle

30 Minute Turkey Meatball and Kale Soup

“While we were there, my mother in law made us a wonderful turkey meatball soup that just warmed my soul. Super simple. Super nourishing. (Did I mention that I LOVE it when other people cook for me?) I just knew I had to recreate it for you guys. Her recipe included breadcrumbs and parmesan and took 2 hours to make. I switched it up a bit and came up with a gluten, grain, and dairy free version that can be thrown together in 30 minutes.” – Katja