Do you eat Kale? I love Smothered Kale with Baby Bella Mushrooms. I think Kale tastes delicious. Sometimes I’ll eat a large bowl of Kale by itself for dinner. Kale is known as a nutritional powerhouse. Especially when it’s cooked with “Baby Bellas” known as crimini mushrooms in extra virgin olive oil with minced garlic, onions, and red pepper flakes. This recipe is very healthy, yet a tasty dish!
This Smothered Kale with Baby Bella Mushrooms recipe was created by combining spice with healthy vegetables. I love the bold, spicy flavor and all the health benefits of this dish. Sometimes my family eats the kale recipe as a side dish accompanied by baked chicken or fish. My little boy surprised me the first time he tasted this recipe by eating two big bowls of it. He has always loved spicy food but, I didn’t think he would eat the kale. Lucky for me my son has found his new favorite vegetable. Now if I could only get him to drink more water!
The Smothered Kale with Baby Bella Mushrooms make this recipe high in fiber, calcium, low calorie, high in iron, vitamins B, K, A and C. It’s a very flavorful recipe that you end up forgetting that it’s healthy for you. Additionally, it’s a quick and simple recipe that’s perfect to whip up for a busy weeknights.
Often when I make this recipe I’ll make extra to eat for lunch the next day. And, I’ll saute an extra container of mushrooms to put over baked potatoes or chicken. Either way, my family ends up eating a lot of kale and mushrooms.
Kale is one of my favorite vegetables. What’s your favorite veggie? I hope this dish inspires you to try cooking a little healthier.Print
- 2 pounds Kale
- 1 1/2 cup baby bellas
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1/4 cup onions
- optional 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- salt & pepper to taste
- Trim stems off the kale. Rinse and drain the kale, set aside in a strainer.
- Heat oil in a large pot. Sauté the onions and garlic for one minute, add the mushrooms. Saute until almost tender.
- Add the Kale, a little bit at a time and sauté until tender for about 10-13 minutes. Do not overcook.
- Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
- Category: side dish
- Cuisine: American
Kim Seghers is a Mom of three, creator of This Ole Mom blog, a family friendly site. Kim is passionate about sharing her love for cooking, crafting, traveling, family, and everything lifestyle.