Mustard Greens

These 12 Recipes May Make You Actually Crave Leafy Greens

September 28, 2015

As far as September-through-November market offerings go, the leafy greens tend to fall pretty low on the totem pole. (There are squashes, after all, and a pumpkin is generally a whole lot cuter and more inspiring than a leaf of kale.) But fall is arguably the time we should be paying most attention to our greens: Paired with some of fall's biggest, boldest flavors, even one bunch of kale, collards, chard, or mustard greens can form dinner's backbone—from soup to pasta—or make a meal hearty. Here are 12 recipes that will help nudge leafy greens to the top of your menu plan:

Collard Greens Braised in Coconut Milk by Gena Hamshaw


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Anna Thomas' Green Soup by Genius Recipes

Green soup 


Penne with Creamed Greens and Pancetta by Amanda Hesser



Spicy, Smoky Homemade Kale Chips by Gena Hamshaw


 More: A quick sauté makes greens great. Here's how to do it without a recipe.


Fritatta with Braised Mustard Greens by fiveandspice



Bryant Terry's Mustard Green Harissa by Genius Recipes



Kale and Corn Quesadillas by Phyllis Grant



Roasted Pear and Rainbow Chard Salad by Elizabeth Stark

Rainbow chard


Kale Pesto Orecchiette by Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast



Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing by Kendra Vaculin



Bitter Green Salad Tart with Feta and Chilies by CarolineWright



Fried Greens Meatlessballs by Alexandra Stafford 


What's your best way to make a bunch of greens disappear? Share your secrets in the comments.

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Tori C. September 29, 2015
These all look amazing! That Kale Pesto Orecchiette is making me so hungry!
Joy H. September 28, 2015
I love making crispy kale pizza; it's like eating kale chips on top of pizza crust with caramelized onions!