Braised Kale is a healthy and tasty choice for a green side. This recipe for Braised Kale also serves as an ingredient to three other recipes-- Braised Kale, Sausage, and Creamy Polenta, Whole-Wheat Pasta with Kale and Roast Chicken, Braised Kale Frittata.This recipe goes with Whole-Wheat Pasta with Kale and Roast Chicken, Braised Kale, Sausage, and Creamy Polenta, Braised Kale FrittataThey don’t call kale a Superfood for no reason: The leafy green contains phytonutrients that some research believes could protect against certain types of cancers.

Stephana Bottom


Credit: Levi Brown

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10 mins
10 mins
20 mins
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup kale)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Strip the kale leaves from the tough stems. Discard the stems; coarsely chop the leaves. Rinse well in a colander, leaving the water on the leaves.

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until it's golden and aromatic (3-4 minutes). Transfer the garlic to a dish and reserve.

  • Reheat the oil over medium heat, then add the kale and the broth. Cover and simmer until the kale is tender (3-4 minutes). Season with the salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving platter and top with the garlic and Parmesan, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; fat 7.2g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 8g; fiber 1g; iron 1mg; sodium 252mg; calcium 93mg.