Kale is *so* much more than the text on Beyoncé’s favorite sweatshirt. Remember the days when you couldn’t get enough of the green leafy vegetable? Well, lucky for you, October 5 is National Kale Day, and you should spend it getting reacquainted with ALL the kale recipes, new and old. Consider starting your day with your favorite green vegan smoothie and ending it with a grilled kale pesto and corn pizza, perhaps. Keep reading, because we gathered 20 delicious kale-filled recipes to help get you started on your road to kale rediscovery.


1. Four Ingredient Kale Cheddar Soup: Kale, chicken broth, potatoes and sharp cheddar are all it takes to create this creamy and well-rounded bowl of soup. If the vibrant emerald shade wasn’t enough to attract you, the fact that it only has four ingredients will be. (via Healthy Seasonal Recipes)

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2. Oven Baked Kale and Bacon Cakes: Who says you can’t have kale with bacon? The two are bonded together with potatoes and breadcrumbs and seasoned with plenty of garlic, salt and pepper for good measure. (via Food Smart Mom)


3. Chopped Kale Salad With Peanut-Chili Vinaigrette: If you’re a fan of Pad Thai, this kale salad will rock your world. The kale, peppers and edamame stay raw, adding a fresh crunchiness to each bite. (via Little Broken)


4. Creamy Mushroom Pasta With Garlic Kale: Sautéing the kale separately and adding it to the dish post-plating allows everyone to take as much as they want. Kale lovers will definitely want to pile it on, because it’s totally the highlight of this dish. (via Bests and Bites)


5. Curried Lentil and Kale Hummus: Snacking on this hummus all day is the perfect way to celebrate National Kale Day. Scoop it up with your favorite crackers or spread on a roasted veggie sammie for lunch. (via A Plant Based Soul)


6. Grilled Steak With Spicy Kale Chimichurri Sauce: Kale as a steak topping? Yes, please! When paired with parsley and chiles, it becomes an earthy and spicy garnish that really enhances the flavor of the beef. (via Mantitlement)


7. Kale and Artichoke Guacamole: Kale and avocado are the hippest superfood duo around. Add artichokes into the mix and it’s like you’ve combined the best of your two favorite dips into one. (via Iowa Girl Eats)


8. Kale and Brussels Sprout Enchiladas With Creamy Homemade Goat Cheese Enchilada Sauce: If you want to use this food holiday as an excuse to sneak some greens into your family’s meal, by all means. These enchiladas, drizzled with a creamy goat cheese sauce, are the perfect vehicle to hide a ton of kale and Brussels sprouts — no one will be the wiser. (via Cooking for Keeps)


9. Kale Banana Smoothie: What better way to start your day than with a green kale smoothie? This one has only five ingredients and will jump start your day like nothing else. (via Food Flavorz)


10. 15-Minute Sheet Pan Kale and Egg Bake: If you’re feeding a crowd for brunch, this sheet pan meal is the ultimate way to impress everyone without dirtying a million pots and pans. If you want your kale on the crispier side, pop it in the oven for a few minutes before adding the eggs. (via Healthy Nibbles and Bits)


11. Kale and Garlic Frittata: Frittatas are a great weeknight dinner option when you only have eggs hanging around in the refrigerator. You can opt for fresh kale if you have it, but frozen would be fine in a pinch. (via B. Britnell)


12. Kale Pesto Pasta With Burst Cherry Tomatoes: Flip the switch on your usual pesto and swap the herbs for kale. It offers up the same appearance and texture, but with all of kale’s added vitamins and minerals. (via Oh My Veggies)


13. Kale Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: When you think of healthy ingredients, your mind probably goes straight to sweet potatoes, quinoa and kale. This recipe includes all three, and would make a great vegan main dish or hearty side. (via Green Healthy Cooking)


14. Farmers Market Kale Tacos: Just because National Kale Day doesn’t fall on a Tuesday doesn’t mean you can’t make tacos. These veggie-filled tacos are good enough to be on your favorite food truck menu and on your dinner table. (via iFOODreal)


15. Mediterranean Kale and Lentil Salad: Kale is front and center in this Greek-style salad. It’s tossed with a classic vinaigrette, cooked lentils and feta for a simple yet flavorful meal. (via Spices in My DNA)


16. Gluten Free Kale and Artichoke Pizza: Spinach shouldn’t get to have all the fun with artichokes. This kale and artichoke pizza proves that kale is still reigning supreme — and isn’t going anywhere. (via Spinach for Breakfast)


17. Vegan Kale Caesar Salad With Roasted Tomatoes and Avocado: This isn’t your mother’s Caesar salad. The vegan dressing is made without anchovies and egg and trades romaine for leafy kale. *Total* flavor upgrade, if you ask us. (via Abra’s Kitchen)


18. Sausage, Kale and Tortellini Soup: This classic Tuscan soup is healthy, hearty and ready in just 30 minutes. Make a big batch and you can get your kale fix for days. (via Gather for Bread)


19. Tortillas With Creamy Kale and Toasted Chickpeas: Call off the search! We found your new lunch obsession. Whether you’re vegan or not, you’ll love the dairy-free creaminess of this kale wrap. (via The Full Helping)

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20. Truffle Kale Chips: You can’t eat all the kale on National Kale Day without some homemade kale chips. These celebrate the day in true fancy fashion with a drizzle of truffle oil. (via The Foodolic)

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