• Creamed Kale Recipe


    Until recently, my kale preparation methods was limited to steaming or roasting in the oven (aka kale chips). While making dinner the other night, I realized there was no room in the oven for a pan of kale chips, so I raided the pantry and made this super-fast creamed kale. The coconut milk gives it a hint of sweetness while the spices / nutmeg adds a bit of warmth.

    Creamed Kale Recipe
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    Serves: Serves 2
    • 1 bag pre-washed and cut kale (or 1 large bunch of kale, stems removed and chopped)
    • ⅓ cup full-fat coconut milk
    • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
    • 2 tsp fat of choice
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    1. If the kale isn't pre-washed and cut, do that first. If you bought pre-washed / cut kale, pick through the leaves and discard and hard stems.
    2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons of your fat of choice.
    3. Sauté the kale until softened, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
    4. Add the coconut milk and nutmeg. Cook until the coconut milk thickens a bit, about 5 more minutes.

     What’s your favorite way to make kale?

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    18 thoughts on “Creamed Kale Recipe

    1. Thanks for this recipe! It’s very similar to a traditional Hawaiian dish called squid luau which is made with taro (also called luau) leaves and calamari. Taro leaves are impossible to find on the mainland, but I never would have thought to use kale. :)

      1. I have to say, I’m really intrigued by Hawaiian cooking lately!! I’m here in SoCal so there’s quite a lot of it. Thanks for the awesome suggestion!

    2. I made this for a large group on Thanksgiving, and it was such a hit I’ve been asked to repeat for Christmas tomorrow. It has become our new favorite greens dish and we try to have it every week. Thanks for the simplicity.

    3. I know this is an old post however, anyone able to freeze this with success? My garden runneth over with kale… so much so I’ve had a *bunch* of kale every day for 2 weeks!

    4. Wow! This was delicious! I forgot I was eating kale (I love the health benefits but hate the taste). Your website is awesome and I love your recipes!

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