Kielbasa & Kale

Thea Pappalardo


I bought kale for the first time because my husband has to eat greens with one of his medications. I never had it before and knew I had to get creative. This was the result.


★★★★★ 2 votes

Stove Top


  • 1 bunch
  • 3 clove
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 1 small
    onion, chopped
  • 2/3 c
  • 2 tsp
    paprika (smoked, if you have it)
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 can(s)
    white beans, rinsed
  • 1
    yam, diced
  • 1
    kielbasa ring

How to Make Kielbasa & Kale


  1. Wash kale, remove center stems and chop. Drain well. In a large, deep skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and saute onion until transparent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add kale, water and paprika. Lower heat, cover and cook until kale is wilted and tender, 15-20 minutes. Add beans and cook until beans are heated through.
  2. While the kale mixture is cooking, dice yam. Heat remaining olive oil and saute yams until carmelized and tender. I added a little water to the pan to speed up the cooking.
  3. in a skillet or under the broiler, cook kielbasa until nicely browned.
  4. Pile kale/bean mixture in center of platter. Top with carmelized yams. Slice kielbasa into 2" sections and arrange around kale.
  5. Serve with warm, crusty bread.

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About Kielbasa & Kale

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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