Creamed Kale

by Irvin on January 12, 2015

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Instead of creamed spinach, try this creamed kale recipe, a classic with slightly more substance but equally perfect as an easy side dish for dinner!

Creamed Kale. Recipe and photo by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

“I think I’m going to get a little bit more of that kale. And that something I’ve never said before!” said my sister-in-law as she got up from the table to head to the kitchen. Apparently my sister-in-law hates kale. That is, until I made it. I personally like kale but I don’t make it often and I certainly don’t make it often for company. But I was hosting Thanksgiving dinner for my family and the meal tends to be pretty heavy with meat and carbs. Creamed kale seemed like a great side dish, a splash of green to go on the table. (Jump directly to the recipe.)

Creamed Kale Recipe. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

I had been planning on blogging about my creamed kale recipe for awhile, ever since Thanksgiving when my sister-in-law told me she loved it. I promised her that I’d get it up on the site but then the holidays came around, and well, you know how it is. I get side tracked with presents, travel and getting sick. Yeah, I was that person on the plane coughing up a storm. Sorry United Flight 500 to Indianapolis Christmas Eve. I was that person. Trust me, I didn’t want to be on that plane that much either.

a plate of Creamed Kale. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love.

But January is here and though I had a slightly relapse with my sinuses (damn you weak constitution), I’m finally on the mend (I hope) and ready to tackle 2015 with verve and zest. And with the new year, I’ll probably be making creamed kale fairly often. Hopefully my sister-in-law will too. She has been wanting me to post about it since I served it because she thinks she should eat more kale. “It’s suppose to be so good for you, but I don’t like how it tastes! Except I love this!” she declared. Well here you go. No promises on it being good for you though. I mean, it IS made with cream. And butter. I think those both may negate the good stuff in the kale. But who cares when it tastes this good!


If you like this creamed kale recipe, check out some of these other kale recipes from around the web (that aren’t kale chips!):
Simply Recipes’ Kale with Seaweed, Sesame and Ginger
Food Republic’s Kale Latkes
The Year in Food’s Harvest Salad with Delicata Squash and Kale
Foodie Crush’s Kale and Cabbage Coleslaw with Marcona Almonds
What’s Gaby Cooking’s Hot Kale and Bacon Dip

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