Recipe: Donal Skehan’s Irish Creamed Kale

updated May 1, 2019
Irish Creamed Kale
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If the thought of kale scares you, then let this be the dish that changes your mind! Think creamy, buttery goodness mixed with delicious soft greens. Like spinach, kale is packed with nutrients, but doesn’t wilt down quite as much as spinach when cooked, so it is a great alternative.

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Testing Notes

This is a nice change from creamed spinach! If your bunches of kale are on the small side, get two bunches and add a little extra cream.

Christine, April 2015

Irish Creamed Kale

Serves 6 to 8

Nutritional Info


  • 1 bunch

    kale, tough stalks removed, and shredded

  • 2 tablespoons


  • 4

    spring onions, finely shredded

  • 1/3 cup


  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Blanch the kale in a pan of boiling water until just tender but still with a little bite. Drain quickly and refresh under cold running water to prevent it cooking further.

  2. Melt the butter in a frying pan and sauté the spring onions for 20 seconds, then tip in the kale, and season with pepper. Sauté for a couple of minutes until heated through.

  3. Stir in the cream and allow to bubble down and reduce, season to taste, and serve.

Recipe Notes

Recipe reprinted with permission from Donal's website.