Kale Recipes Everyone Will Go Crazy for This Thanksgiving

We're not sure if the pilgrims ate it, but this nutrient-rich leafy green has become a definite must for your holiday menu

Kale and Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Kale and Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes

veggiebelly.com

Shredded kale adds contrast to a creamy side dish of mashed sweet potatoes and herb-encrusted goat cheese.

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Baked White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Kale and Bacon

Baked White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Kale and Bacon

goodlifeeats.com

Sneak in some of the healthy leafy green to white cheddar mac and cheese with bacon as a decadent disguise.

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Rye, Kale and Pomegranate Salad

Rye, Kale and Pomegranate Salad

scandifoodie.blogspot.com

The colors of this gorgeous dish are totally festive, and the surprising combination of kale, rye and pomegranate results in a well-balanced and textured salad.

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Roasted Yams and Kale

Roasted Yams and Kale

rakeandmake.com

This simple roasted yam recipe with onions and garlic is dressed for the holidays with kale.

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Butternut Squash and Kale Quinoa Stuffing

Butternut Squash and Kale Quinoa Stuffing

goodlifeeats.com

Traditional stuffing gets a trendy makeover with kale and protein-rich quinoa instead of the usual dried bread cubes.

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Kale Salad with Pears, Persimmons and Honey-Spiced Nuts

Kale Salad with Pears, Persimmons and Honey-Spiced Nuts

aidamollenkamp.com

This hearty kale salad is easy and perfect for the holidays with pears, persimmons and honey-spiced nuts. Plus, you’ll have extra spiced nuts left over for snacking.

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Kale and Gruyere Quiche

Kale and Gruyere Quiche

whisksandwhimsy.com

The simple quiche recipe pairs kale with Gruyere cheese for a rustic side dish or vegetarian entree on your holiday menu. It can even be breakfast the next morning.

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Corn and Kale Fritters

Corn and Kale Fritters

thehealthyeverythingtarian.com

Combine the greens with corn and fry ‘em up for a veggie delight everyone will love.

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Cheesy Rice, Kale and Mushroom Casserole

Cheesy Rice, Kale and Mushroom Casserole

peasandcrayons.com

Simpler than risotto, this rice-based casserole melds a variety of cheeses with chopped dinosaur kale and Portobello mushrooms into an amazing comfort food.

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Mashed Potatoes with Kale

Mashed Potatoes with Kale

marinmamacooks.com

Grated parmesan cheese, buttermilk and olive oil keep these mashed potatoes rich and creamy, while the kale provides some healthy nutrients.

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