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Creamed Kale

If you want to get more greens into your holiday meal, try this delicious Creamed Kale recipe. Even the kids will like this one!

5 from 2 votes
Closeup of Creamed Kale on a clear oval serving tray with white cloth napkins underneath on a dark blue background
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Creamed Kale

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • 2 pounds (910 g) chopped kale greens
  • 4 tablespoons (60 g) unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced or grated
  • 1 cup (240 mL) heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.5 g) grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon (1.2 g) freshly ground black pepper


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and blanch the kale until tender, 2-3 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and let cook for 1 minute. Add the kale, cream, nutmeg, pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes, uncovered, or until the cream has reduced and thickened. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Creamed Kale
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 586mg17%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 11942IU239%
Vitamin C 136mg165%
Calcium 193mg19%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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