Creamed Kale with Panko Topping

Creamed Kale with Panko Topping

This creamed kale makes a wonderful side dish for prime rib. The bright flecks of red pimento amongst the vibrant green of the kale is perfect at Christmastime!
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Working in batches, add some kale to the boiling water and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to an ice water bath and then drain in a colander. Place in a salad spinner to remove excess water. Continue to cook and drain remaining batches.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Step 3

    Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add pimentos and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add half-and-half and cream and bring to a simmer.
  4. Step 4

    Remove from the heat. Stir in Gruyere cheese, 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and cayenne. Fold in kale. Transfer to a shallow baking dish and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and panko.
  5. Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.