Creamed Kale


Shallots and nutmeg help enhance the flavor in this creamed kale recipe. Slideshow: More Delicious Kale Recipes 

Creamed Kale
Photo: © Evi Abeler
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 bunch kale, ribs removed

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated nutmeg


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, blanch the kale until it is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the kale and let it cool slightly. Place the kale in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze as much liquid from it as possible. Finely chop the kale.

  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until hot, then stir in the shallot and cook until golden, about 6 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute, then whisk ing the milk and bring to a boil, stirring. Stir in the kale, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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