Baked kale with garlic & parmesan is one of the easiest, yummiest ways to serve kale~a nutritional powerhouse.
Baked Kale With Garlic & Parmesan is a cross between crispy kale chips and sautÃ©ed kale. I’ve made kale chips before–and everyone loved them–but they are more of a snack than a side. This kale is baked just long enough to crisp around the edges but remain soft like sautÃ©ed kale.
Note: I use tons of garlic–8-10 cloves, and it is not at all overpowering. The health benefits of EVOO, kale and fresh garlic are huge, so use as much garlic as you think your family will enjoy.
Baked Kale With Garlic & Parmesan
- 1 bag or bunch of kale (I use Glory Foods Kale–washed and ready to cook–from the produce section)
- good extra virgin olive oil (I use this Kirkland EVOO from Costco)
- fresh garlic cloves (I use about 8-10 cloves)
- grated parmesan (I use Kirkland from Costco)
- sea salt & ground pepper (Be careful here; I over salted kale once and we could barely eat it. Parmesan is salty, so only a touch of sea salt is needed for this recipe).
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover large cookie sheet with aluminum foil (for ease of cleanup after baking). Spread entire bag of kale on sheet. (Kale will shrink during cooking).
- Mince 8-10 garlic cloves (I use this fabulous garlic twist); sprinkle on top of kale.
- Grind sea salt and pepper over to taste.
- Sprinkle liberally with EVOO; massage kale with hands (use gloves so your hands won’t smell like garlic) to evenly coat.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes.
- Remove; toss kale with tongs; sprinkle with parmesan.
- Bake a bit longer (about 10 minutes) until parmesan melts and some kale begins to crisp. The longer you bake, the closer this will come to kale chips. I take out when still soft but beginning to crisp around the edges.
- Remove, put in a bowl, serve, and ENJOY!
If you want a few more recipes for kale, they can be found in some of my previous posts:
I’d love to hear back from you if you if you try any of these recipes. Always feel free to leave comments or suggestions; I love hearing from my readers!