Cheesy Kale Gratin Recipe |
Cheesy Kale Gratin Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins


Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gratin
Servings: 12
Calories: 284 kcal
  • 6 cups chopped fresh kale stems removed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large saute pan, melt the butter over medium heat.  Add the onions and saute until translucent, about 15 minutes. Stir in the flour and nutmeg and cook for about 2 minutes stirring constantly so the flour does not burn. Pour in the cream and milk and cook until thickened.
  3. Working in batches, add the kale once cup at a time to the cream sauce and stir until wilted. Add 1 cup of Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup of Gruyere and stir thoroughly. Stir in the salt and pepper and remove from the heat.
  4. Transfer the spinach mixture to a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese over top evenly. Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbling.  Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Parties

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Kale Gratin Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.