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Kale is high in lutein, an important natural antioxidant that supports brain health as we age.

Lacinato Kale Gratin

Lacinato Kale Gratin Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 1 mins Serves: 6-8


  • 3 - medium bunches kale, ribs removed, torn into roughly 3-inch pieces
  • 1/2 TSP - freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 TSP - salt
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • 3 cups - heavy cream
  • 1 TBSP - sharp cheddar cheese


  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. 2 Pile the kale in a 9x13-inch baking dish (or something a bit larger). Season with nutmeg and salt and pepper (to taste), then carefully drizzle the cream over it. Spread out the cheese slices over the kale.
  3. 3 Place the gratin dish on a baking sheet to catch any cream that drips out as the gratin cooks. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour; you want the cream to thicken and the cheese to brown nicely. The outer shell of kale will crisp up, like kale chips — you want this!
  4. 4 Let the gratin cool for a few minutes, then serve.
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