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23 Delicious Kale Recipes You Can Make for Dinner

Keeping our family dinners creative and healthy is not always easy, but September, and all the produce we have available, makes it just a little easier. And though I love cooking with such a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables, sometimes my inspiration wanes. In case you suffer from the same dips in dinner genius, here are 23 easy and delicious ways to cook up some kale for dinner. From sides to mains, there are a host of tasty ways to get the whole family eating a little bit more kale!

VEGETABLE KALE CHICKEN SOUP

chicken and veggie noodle soup
Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

As cold season ramps up, it’s good to have a nice vegetable soup recipe at the ready; this one adds kale into the veggie mix for added nutrition and flavor!
Babble Food has the recipe

EASY KALE AND WALNUT PESTO

kale walnut pesto picture
Image Source: Stacie Billis

Make up a delicious pesto pasta dinner in minutes with this easy walnut kale pesto recipe.
Babble Food has the recipe

BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP WITH KALE

Image Source: Angie McGowan
Image Source: Angie McGowan

Broccoli cheese soup is a fall classic, but did you know it’s even better with kale?
Babble Food has the recipe

KALE AND TOMATO FRITTATA

Image Source: Brooklyn Supper
Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

Kale and tomatoes are the perfect ingredients for a hearty dinnertime frittata.
Brooklyn Supper has the recipe

KALE AND CHEDDAR STRATA

Kale and Cheddar Strata Recipe
Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

No only is strata a great “clean out the fridge” recipe, it can be assembled in minutes. Also, it’s crazy delicious.
Babble Food has the recipe

QUINOA, KALE, AND FETA SALAD

Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal
Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal

This has long been one of my go-to dinner recipes. A simple grain salad, lightly dressed, with briny feta and a healthy dose of greens makes for such an easy dinner. (Grain salads make for an excellent next-day lunch too!)
Babble Food has the recipe

MUSHROOM KALE RICE BOWL

Image Source: Kathy Patalsky
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

Nuts, mushrooms, and kale come together beautifully in this brown rice bowl.
Babble Food has the recipe

PINTO BEAN AND KALE TACOS

Kale Pinto Bean Tacos
Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

These simple pinto bean and kale tacos are the perfect effortless weeknight dinner.
Babble Food has the recipe

KALE, CHICKEN, AND BACON PASTA

Image Source: Macki West
Image Source: Macki West

Healthy doesn’t have to be flavorless! Add some kale to dinner with this irresistible recipe featuring bacon and chicken.
Babble Food has the recipe

HAM AND POTATO KALE SOUP

Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal
Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal

When the autumn winds start to howl, be ready with the recipe for this filling, warming stew with ham and kale.
Babble Food has the recipe

RAW KALE SALAD WITH LEMON AND PARMESAN

Image Source: Brooklyn Supper
Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

One of my all-time favorites, this is the definitive kale salad. The perfect accompaniment to almost anything, this long-lasting salad will make kale lovers out of the whole family.
Brooklyn Supper has the recipe

HONEY GINGER PORK WITH KALE

Image Source: Brooklyn Supper
Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

Kale adds big flavor to a pork braise, and makes for a wonderful counterpoint to all that richness.
Brooklyn Supper has the recipe

TOASTED PEPITA KALE PESTO

Toasted Pepita Kale Pesto Recipe
Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

Kale and toasted pepitas make for an earthy, nutty, and fresh pesto. Try this easy pesto recipe for dinner tonight!
Babble Food has the recipe

PINEAPPLE KALE TOFU WRAP

 

pineapple mint tahini tofu kale hummus
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

Keep things deliciously tropical with this scrumptious pineapple kale tofu wrap.
Babble Food has the recipe

SAVORY KALE BREAD PUDDING

Image Source: Stacie Billis
Image Source: Stacie Billis

Make a classic bread pudding for dinner with this tasty recipe. It’s a great way to get picky eaters to give kale a chance.
Babble Food has the recipe

STEWED TOMATOES AND KALE

Image Source: Aggie Goodman
Image Source: Aggie Goodman

This easy sauteed kale recipe with fresh tomatoes takes just minutes to make. I love this over pasta, though it’s an incredibly versatile side.
Babble Food has the recipe

HUEVOS RANCHEROS

huevos rancheros
Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

OK, so huevos are usually enjoyed for breakfast, but these delicious tacos with eggs, pinto beans, and avocado slices are sure to hit the spot!
Babble Food has the recipe

LEMONY PINTO BEAN DIP WITH KALE

Image Source: Elizabeth Stark
Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

Try dipping for your dinner with this incredibly simple pinto bean dip bursting with lemony flavor and lots of fresh kale!
Babble Food has the recipe

FARRO SALAD WITH CITRUS AND KALE

Image Source: Brooklyn Supper
Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

When in doubt, add some fruit. Or a whole pile of it, as with this tasty farro and citrus salad with kale.
Brooklyn Supper has the recipe

SWEET POTATO KALE SOUP

sweet potato kale soup
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

Sweet potatoes are a fall staple and this gorgeous soup pairs them beautifully with fresh kale. Pair with grilled cheese for a great fall dinner.
Babble Food has the recipe

CRISPY KALE CHIPS

Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal
Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal

Next time you’re making a casual dinner, skip the fries or potato chips and try crisp and surprisingly delicious kale chips instead!
Babble Food has the recipe

KALE AND GOLDEN BEET SALAD WITH LIME VINAIGRETTE

Image Source: Brooklyn Supper
Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

Satisfying and earthy, roasted golden beets make this hearty salad perfect for a light dinner.
Brooklyn Supper has the recipe

KALE PEANUT SALAD

peanut kale
Image Source: Kathy Patalsky

Creamy peanut butter is the surprise ingredient in this healthy dinner salad recipe.
Babble Food has the recipe

 

 

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