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Creamed Kale

Creamed Kale is an easy and decadent side dish that’s loaded with flavor! Tender kale enrobed in a luxurious parmesan cream sauce scented with onion and garlic is the perfect vegetable dish to pair with your favorite steak, roast chicken, or pork chops.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamed Kale, Creamy Kale, Vegetarian Side Dish,
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 289kcal


  • Large pot
  • Kitchen Spider or Strainer
  • Large Skillet


  • 10 ounces fresh kale leaves torn or cut into pieces
  • 3 tablespoon salted butter
  • ½ small white onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan or more to taste
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Place kale leaves in large pot of simmering, salted water and blanche for 2 minutes. Remove kale from the water using a kitchen spider or pour into a strainer. Place the kale in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion, stirring to coat. Sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions become tender and translucent. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about one minute more.
  • Stir in the apple cider vinegar and heavy cream. Season with more kosher salt and pepper, to taste. Cook the cream sauce, stirring occasionally, until it has reduced by half and is thickened and glossy, about 10 – 15 minutes.
  • When the sauce has thickened, stir in the cooked kale and parmesan. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary before serving.



  • Refer to the post for info on how to trim and clean kale leaves.
  • 24 ounces of fresh spinach can be substituted for kale, if desired.


Serving: 1scoop | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4595IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 1mg