Fried Kale with Mushrooms and Bacon

Kim Biegacki


After making fresh creamed spinach, I wanted to try some kale. I love how it has a more delicate flavor than spinach. I thought since I love mushrooms that I would put them in with the kale. Of course, onions & garlic are a must and I had some bacon still in the refrig and I couldn't resist. Love the turmeric with this dish, as I had read that it is very good for you and so I thought I would try it with the kale too. My Dad loved this Kale and looks forward to having it again.

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4 people
10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 bunch
    fresh kale, chopped
  • 1 c
    white mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 slice
    bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 medium
    yellow onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 tsp
    turmeric, ground
  • 2 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1-2 tsp
    lemon juice, fresh squeezed

How to Make Fried Kale with Mushrooms and Bacon


  1. Fry up the bacon and then set aside. Sauté the onions in oil and butter for a few minutes and then add your mushrooms. Let them cook down for 5 minutes and then add your chopped up kale, garlic, vinegar and turmeric. Cover with a lid for about 30 minutes on a medium heat; stirring occasionally.
  2. Give it a stir 2 or 3 times while waiting for kale to cook down. I added a 1/4 cup of water because it seemed too dry in the pan. Crumble your bacon and add to your pan. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  3. 10-27-13--Made this tonight with my recipe for Arizona Dreaming Pork Chops and sauce which I will post here. It pairs well together. ---Arizona Dreaming Pork Chops w/Sauce
  4. Christmas Day -- 12/25/14 --- Made this to go with our Honey Baked Ham, Upside Down Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Fresh Shrimp w/Cocktail sauce, Cranberry sauce and 7-up Biscuits.

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About Fried Kale with Mushrooms and Bacon

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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