Sautéed Kale with Mushrooms and Tomatoes is the best healthy side dish. It whips up super quickly and easily and tastes fantastic! This also makes a satisfying vegetable main dish.


Sauteed Kale with Mushrooms and Tomatoes is the best healthy side dish. This also makes a great vegetarian main dish. I love to cook a big batch to eat with lunch or dinner- it's full of delicious flavor!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sauteed kale
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Patty Scuteri


  • A large head of kale or your greens of choice, cleaned well, trimmed of stems and cut down to the size that you make lettuce in a normal salad- not a chopped salad
  • 1 small to medium onion, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Crushed red pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons white wine (optional)


  1. Heat a olive oil over medium to medium high heat in saute pan and add garlic and onion. 

  2. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper to taste and saute stirring frequently for 5 minutes until they are sweating but not browning.

  3. Add mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and allow them to brown 3-4 more minutes stirring often.

  4. Add greens to the pan and season liberally with salt, pepper, garlic powder and crushed red pepper. Mix everything together and allow the greens to cook down for 3-5 minutes, turning them periodically.

  5. Add the diced tomatoes and wine. Cover and cook down for 5-7 minutes, stirring periodically.
  6. Once everything is well combined serve as a side dish or over rice as a meatless main dish.