Benefits of Cooking with Kale
Rising immensely in popularity over the last year, kale has changed the diets of healthy eaters around the world. Low in calories, high in iron, and filled with powerful antioxidants, this vegetable has it all. And while kale’s vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K help your body stay healthy, it also serves as a delicious addition to a variety of dishes.
First on our list, enjoy this delicious, creamy, and unique Tuscan-Style Potato Soup as a solid dinnertime dish or in small serving sizes as an appetizer to a meat-based main course. Sprinkle with shaved cheese for a nice presentation and added flavor.
Two-Bean Soup with Kale
This hearty vegetarian soup warms up chilly nights and is packed with nutritious vegetables such as carrots, celery, and kale.
White Bean Soup with Kale and Chorizo
In this Mexican-inspired dish, Spanish chorizo plays an important role in creating a unique flavor that mixes wonderfully with kale, garlic, and onion for a meal you won’t soon forget.
Brimming with fresh vegetables, this hearty minestrone also features creamy, heirloom borlotti beans—the Italian variety of cranberry beans.
Navy Bean Soup
The ham hocks in this soup create a rich stock, and their smoky flavor permeates the entire dish. It will soon become a weeknight favorite for the family for its easy and delectable taste.
White Bean and Sausage Ragout with Tomatoes, Kale, and Zucchini
Chock-full of vegetables, this one-pot ragout—a thick, well-seasoned stew—warms up a chilly winter evening. If you've never had kale, this dish makes the most of its sweet, earthy flavor.
Sausage, Kale, and Bean Soup
Cajun smoked sausage fires up a simple five-ingredient soup with smoky spice. Serve with crusty bread for a complete meal.
Winter Vegetable Soup
Potatoes, squash, and white beans combine for a substantial main-dish soup that is low in calories and saturated fat.
Dijon Chicken Stew with Potatoes and Kale
This hearty meal features tender pieces of dark and white meat chicken simmered with potatoes, leek, and kale. The Dijon mustard adds just the right amount of tanginess to the robust stew.
Ribollita (Italian Bread Soup)
This Tuscan cuisine is traditionally made by reheating leftover minestrone or vegetable soup from a prior meal and adding bread. Enjoy our take on this famous and flavorful Italian soup made with country bread and a variety of vegetables including kale, broccoli rabe, and red potato.
Cannellini Stew with Sausage and Kale and Cheese Toasts
For a full-flavored, comforting stew, try this dish with various chicken sausages and mild cheeses and serve with toast.