Kale and Sausage Muffins

These savory muffins are ready in under an hour and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Serves: 12Prep: 15 minutesCook: 30 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 8 ounces mild Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 cups Kale, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 12 muffin cups with liners.
  • In skillet over medium-high heat, cook Italian sausage, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink.
  • Stir in kale; continue cooking 3 to 5 minutes, until wilted. Drain excess fat. Cool completely.
  • In large bowl, whisk together butter, milk, eggs, salt and pepper. Add flour and baking powder, stirring until just combined.
  • Fold in sausage, kale and cheese. Evenly divide batter between prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake 20 to 24 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly before removing from pan.