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Creamed Kale

Creamed Kale

Creamed Kale

Kale is one of the healthiest foods around, full of iron, vitamins A and C, and calcium. While you’re stuffing yourself full of turkey, potatoes, pie, and more, it’s nice to have this fun, nutrient-rich twist on the more traditional creamed spinach to balance the scales.

  • Author: Addie Gundry
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8 1x
  • Category: Sides & Sauces


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 small shallots, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 large bunches kale, stemmed, chopped, and lightly steamed
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese 1/3 to 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the shallots and garlic. Sauté until soft and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the cream cheese, break up with a spatula, and let it melt into the pan. Once the cream cheese is mostly melted, add the steamed kale and stir for 3 to 5 minutes. The kale  will wilt quickly. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.
  2. Add 1/3 cup milk, stir, and add more milk if needed for creaminess and moisture. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.


  • To steam the kale, bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the kale, cover, and steam for 7 to 10 minutes.

Keywords: creamed kale, kale


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