kale a beautiful vegetable, it's packed full of nutrients! I've tried it a couple of ways and it was okay. The recipe we added it to today was delicious! My kids loved it. The kale was not hidden and yet my kids Gobbled. It. Up.
1/2 lb breakfast sausage (like Jimmy Dean)
1 tsp crushed red pepper
3 slices bacon
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 15 oz box of chicken broth
3 medium/large russet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 c milk
1 head of kale, stems removed
Salt & Pepper to taste
Brown sausage with crushed red pepper in dutch oven. Drain and set aside. Cook bacon in dutch oven. Drain, leaving about a tablespoon of drippings in pot. Crumble bacon. Pour chicken broth in dutch oven. Add potato slices, sausage, bacon, garlic, and onion powder. Bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are fork tender. Reduce heat and add kale and milk. Cook until kale is just wilted. Season to taste with salt & pepper and serve!
Adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/super-delicious-zuppa-toscana/detail.aspx