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A low carb creamed kale recipe from Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe Im Hungry

Low Carb Creamed Kale with Bacon and Walnuts

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Yield: Ten 1/2 cup servings 1x


This easy low carb creamed kale is a delicious way to get your healthy greens in! Your family and friends will love it!


  • 4 slices raw bacon, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 10 cups raw kale, chopped
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan or romano cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Cook the bacon in a large saute pan until golden but not quite crisp. Remove the bacon and set aside for the topping.
  2. Add the butter and garlic to the bacon grease in the pan and cook for about 1 minute or until the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add the almond milk and nutmeg and stir well.
  4. Pile the kale into the pan, it’s ok if it’s heaped up, just let it cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or until completely wilted.
  5. Stir in the mascarpone and parmesan cheese until well blended.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Transfer to a greased casserole dish.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350 degree (F) oven for about 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and top with the bacon and walnuts. Put back in the oven and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  10. Serve hot.


Approx nutrition info per 1/2 cup: 200 calories, 16g fat, 6g net carbs, 6g protein

  • Category: Low Carb Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

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