Recipe Box, Krazy Kale!

HHjr gets a daily email from with a featured recipe and he forwards the interesting ones to me…

kale casserole

When I saw this kale recipe my reaction was, “We are making this tonight!”

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This is one of the craziest recipes I’ve seen, but I went forward with blind faith, and let me just say, it is Crazy good!


Oh and another part of the craziness is how easy it is to prepare


Use a large deep pan, like a lasagna baker and fill it to overflowing with chopped kale.  I bought a bag of prechopped kale


Season liberally with salt, pepper and freshly grated nutmeg.  Toss the kale with your fingers to distribute the seasonings


Drizzle all over with cream


Top with finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

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After baking, the top is crispy crusty and then as you dig down it gets softer and creamier

creamed Kale

The contrast in textures will make your taste buds so happy!

creamy kale

Make sure you get some of the creaminess from the bottom and some of the crispy crunch from the top with for each serving

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Krazy Kale

crazy easy, crazy good!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 large bag of chopped Kale about 16-20 cups
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 oz. finely grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • fresh nutmeg
  • kosher salt and pepper


  • Spray a large deep rectangular baking dish with olive oil spray. Pile the kale high in the dish. Season well with salt, pepper and grated nutmeg. Toss the kale with your fingers to distribute seasoning. Drizzle cream slowly over the top of the kale, letting it seep down through the leaves. Sprinkle grated cheddar liberally over the top
  • Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Dish should be brown on top and kale soft on the bottom.
Keyword cheesy kale, creamed kale, easy kale side dish, kale

Big E, our vegetable eater and official taster, enjoyed it


He gave it a thumbs up!

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It might not win a beauty contest but you’ve got to try this, it’s Krazy Good!!

P.S.  All that healthy kale offsets the cheese and cream 😋

NOTE: This recipe is adapted from Lacinato Kale Gratin on  It is from a James Beard nominated Seattle chef and restaurant owner Renee Erickson.  It is found in her cook book,  A Boat a Whale and a Walrus available at here


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5 Responses to “Recipe Box, Krazy Kale!”
  1. Lynn says:

    Wow, a child that eats kale!!! He’s doing better than me! Sounds like a nice hearty side dish:@)

  2. Mary says:

    That does sound like one crazy good recipe Jenna! I love that your foodie son looks for recipes for you and you have a kale-eating grandchild too 🙂

  3. cozinest says:

    I’ve recently tried Kale for the first time and was quite surprised how much I like it! This sounds great!

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