Hale to the Kale

 

 

 

Creamed Kale
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
Nutritional Info: 84 calories, 3.4g of fat, 9.2g of carbohydrates, 1.6g of fiber, 5.7g of protein, 3.2g of Sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 3 *

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. butter

  • 1/4 cup onion, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp. flour

  • 1.5 cups skim milk

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

  • Salt and pepper

  • Pinch of nutmeg

  • 4 oz. light cream cheese

  • 1-2 lbs. Fresh kale leaves, center stem removed

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  • Blanch the kale leaves in slightly salted water until tender.

  • Place in ice bath to stop cooking process, drain, and cut into 1/2" ribbons.

  • Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and when melted, add the onion and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes until fragrant and translucent.

  • Whisk in the flour and cook for one minute until it begins to brown. Whisk the milk in slowly.

  • Add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cream cheese. Stir gently until melted.

  • Add the kale and stir together.

  • Pour into a baking dish coated with cooking spray and sprinkle remaining Parmesan on top. Bake for 10 minutes.