Chunky Bacon and Kale Stir Fry

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As I’ve mentioned before in a previous post (about kale chips), kale is very good for you. Kale is a great source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K. So if you are looking for easy kale recipes, this side dish recipe is what you’re looking for!

Ingredients

  • 1 Head of Kale or Bag of Kale
  • 4 Slices of Bacon
  • Olive Oil (optional)
  • Salt, as desired
Ingredients for Chunky Bacon Kale Stir-Fry
Ingredients for Chunky Bacon Kale Stir-Fry

Instructions

1. Cut up your bacon in to some chunky pieces (or whatever size you want). I literally just used a pair of scissors, and cut them in to chunks. Some people prefer small bacon bits, but I like mine in huge chucks so I can eat big bites of kale with bacon 🙂

Cut Up Bacon
Cut Up Bacon

2. Depending on how much bacon you are using vs. amount of Kale, make a decision if you want to add olive oil or not!  If you do, heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan.  If not, skip this step! 3. Add the pieces of bacon and cook for about 5-6 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.

Frying Bacon Chunks
Frying Bacon Chunks

4. Remove the bacon and place aside.
5. With the pan still with that bacon fat/olive oil mixture (yum!), add in the kale.

Kale
Kale

6. Cook while occasionally stirring until kale is ready (when it’s bright green). 7. Add in your bacon and salt as desired.

Kale and Bacon!
Kale and Bacon!

8. Serve and enjoy!

Chunky Bacon and Kale Stir Fry

Chunky Bacon and Kale Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 Head of Kale or Bag of Kale
  • 4 Slices of Bacon
  • Olive Oil (optional)
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

Cut up your bacon in to some chunky pieces (or whatever size you want). I literally just used a pair of scissors, and cut them in to chunks. Some people prefer small bacon bits, but I like mine in huge chucks so I can eat big bites of kale with bacon 

Depending on how much bacon you are using vs. amount of Kale, make a decision if you want to add olive oil or not!  If you do, heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan.  If not, skip this step! 3. Add the pieces of bacon and cook for about 5-6 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.

Remove the bacon and place aside.5. With the pan still with that bacon fat/olive oil mixture (yum!), add in the kale.

Cook while occasionally stirring until kale is ready (when it’s bright green). 7. Add in your bacon and salt as desired.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 354mg Carbohydrates: 4g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

11 comments

    1. Haha, not sure if I can handle cooking for multiple people! Btw, super long time no see! Hope you’re doing well!

  1. I just made this last week myself, but I don’t add olive oil, I just leave the bacon grease from the bacon frying in the pan and fry the kale right in that. Mmmmmm. I don’t think you can’t get too much bacon grease! One of my favorite veggie dishes.

    1. That’s true! Sometimes I don’t add olive oil myself! I don’t think I even added it this time around now that I think about it. I think it really depends on the bacon vs. amount of kale for me. Anyway, thanks for your comment! I’m going to add that olive oil is optional!

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