Easy Roasted Kale

This recipe takes a total of about 10 minutes. It’s super fast, super easy, and super cheap. It makes a great side for any meal.

My husband and I have been really into roasted foods lately. The lovely crunch, the beautiful carmelization, and the extra flavor roasting gives to foods is simply impossible to resist. Not to mention the minimal effort required to roast. You simply stick the ingredients on a pan, pop it in the oven, and forget about it until the timer goes off. What could be better?

Kale is a great candidate for roasting. It holds it structure and texture better than any other leafy green so roasting it in no way makes it shrivel. The roasting adds a delicious crunch and I feel gives the kale a much more pleasant flavor than it has raw.

So, onto the recipe. All that you’ll need is one bunch of kale, salt, pepper, and a little bit of olive oil.

Simply remove the kale stems (they are very tough, bitter, and rather unpleasant to eat) and chop the kale up into bite-sized pieces.


Drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil onto a foil covered cookie sheet. I always cover my pans in foil as it makes cleanup a breeze!

Add the kale to the cookie sheet and lightly season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss everything together until the olive oil is evenly distributed.


Pop the kale into a 400 degree oven and let roast for between 5 and 8 minutes or until desired carmelization is achieved. Pull out of the oven and serve.


This dish can be served immediately or placed into a serving dish and served at room temperature.

For a fun twist, try adding some roasted garlic and/or onions!

Easy Roasted Kale


  • 1 bunch kale
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove the kale stems and chop kale into bite sized pieces. Place the kale onto a cookie sheet that has been covered in foil and drizzled with olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss together.

Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until desired carmelization is achieved.

Serve immediately or at room temperature.

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