13 Healthy Kale Recipes That Are Packed with Flavor

Kale is so chock-full of vitamins that it's considered a superfood. Easily get your fill of this hearty, leafy green with these recipes — that taste too good to be healthy, but are!

March 17, 2022

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Kale Yeah!

If the thought of adding more kale to your diet sounds like a chore, think again. Eating kale (and, actually, even growing kale) is pretty simple and satisfying. Learn how to store your leafy greens, and enjoy them in smoothies, pesto and a whole lot more. Antioxidant-rich kale is even better for you when eaten raw. Thin strips are softened in a light lemon dressing, then tossed with the savory-sweet blend of apple, dates, almonds and cheese in this easy recipe. A little pecorino goes a long way in giving the dish a satisfying depth of flavor.

Get the Recipe: Kale and Apple Salad

Turkey, Kale and Brown Rice Soup

Giada's hearty, warming soup is loaded with lean ground turkey, whole grains and plenty of vegetables.

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Kale Chips

Save money by making your own trendy, healthy snacks! The addition of garlic makes these chips even tastier.

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Spicy Kale and Corn Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Superfood kale and sweet corn create a duo rich in vitamin A. The pepper Jack cheese adds tons of spice, but if spicy's not your thing, try a milder cheese.

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Kale and Artichoke Dip

This has all the warm creamy goodness of party-favorite spinach artichoke dip, but with far fewer calories and fat. Kale adds heartiness and packs in a variety of nutrients — it's one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat.

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Healthified Kale and Portobello Lasagna

You won't even notice you're upping your veggie intake with this delicious comfort food favorite. This lasagna relies on low-fat cheese to lessen its fat content; kale and portobello mushrooms add flavor and fiber.

Get the Recipe: Healthified Kale and Portobello Lasagna

Kale and Tomato Eggs Benedict

Try a new twist on eggs Benedict. This recipe is easy, healthful and delicious. A lighter sauce replaces the traditional hollandaise; you can make it in the blender for a fuss-free yet fancy breakfast or brunch.

Get the Recipe: Kale and Tomato Eggs Benedict

Pasta, Kale and White Bean Soup

A little bit of bacon goes a long way — you need only a small amount to add smoky flavor to this hearty, kale-packed soup.

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Kale Caesar Salad

Upgrade your traditional Caesar salad by swapping out lettuce for kale two ways: raw and roasted.

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Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale

Red pepper flakes give this tasty dish the perfect amount of spice; a sprinkle of Parmesan adds just enough nutty, salty flavor.

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Grilled Chicken with Roasted Kale

Load up on your greens in this easy weeknight dinner. Roasting the veggies makes the kale crispy and the potatoes tender — a contrast sure to delight!

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Kale and Pistachio Pesto Spaghetti

Kale adds a rich earthy note and brilliant green color to this hearty pesto. While the pesto is great on spaghetti, it would also go well with fish, chicken, pork or steak.

Get the Recipe: Kale and Pistachio Pesto Spaghetti

Lentil Soup with Kale and Sausage

Make a pot of this hearty soup on a weekend and enjoy the leftovers during the week. The flavor gets even better after a couple of days in the refrigerator!

Get the Recipe: Lentil Soup with Kale and Sausage

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