Best Kale Recipe — Creamed Kale
Best Kale Recipe — Creamed Kale

chef buck here and today we’re
gonna cook up some kale now we’ve been eating a lot of kale the last couple
weeks cuz it’s been on sale you know I always do my videos based on whatever is
on sale but the first thing I’m gonna do is I’m gonna pull out these stems cuz
I’m just gonna use the leaf a lot of times when I use a kale I sort of use it
like I would spinach you know so I don’t have much use for the stem in fact I’ve
never used the stem for anything there’s something unappealing about these stems
right here you just sauteing with your garlic and onion I mean it makes sense
I just never do I just always always toss them into the compost foot and
you’d lose all that nutrition I know I know and crunch and texture but anyway
I’m gonna save this stems tonight maybe camera girl will do something with them
how will you say you’re gonna cook with it all right so I got my stems from my
kale camera girl I’ll leave this up to you to do something with and we got a
big pile of kale leaves and this is a lot of kale I mean this was just one
bunch it was on sale for uh I think I paid a buck ninety-nine is it $1.99 a
bunch or per pound it was per bunch because they only had
two bunches and I picked up one bunch and I picked up the other bunch and I
got the one that was the biggest bunch but look how you just big pile is but
you want a lot of kale because like spinach it’s going to cook down you know
because tonight we’re making a a coconut kale dish so it’s going to almost be
like am a creamed spinach but I’m going to use coconut milk although we’ve made
this dish before using cream half and half but I’m going to use coconut so
it’s going to be kind of sweet very simple dish so let’s get to it but I but
these leaves are pretty uh chunky monkey so I’m going to cut it down into some
smaller pieces that make you feel powerful powerful I’m able to manhandle leafy
greens so here we got pretty much everything prepared I got my kale
de-stemmed all chopped up I got a little bit of red pepper for some heat a little
bit of color I got a lot of garlic you know you can adjust the amount of garlic
you put I got like maybe nine cloves ten cloves of garlic and I got it I got a
chopped up kind of chunky monkey some nice big pieces and then about a half a
cup of chopped up onion I’m using some coconut oil just a wee little bit we’re
gonna saute up our onions and garlic and pepper a little bit all right so I think
our oil is heated up so boom I’m going to throw in on my onion you know so we
can start to color that up a little bit boom throwing in my big bunch of garlic
and that little bit of a red jalapeno that I got so it will have a little bit
of colour in there but it’s not going to be a lot of colour it’s just going to be
a – just a light splash but if you didn’t want to put in fresh pepper you
can put in some some I like red pepper flakes or this is what I often use
lately just throwing a little ground Chipotle you know or some chili powder
you know whatever you like but we’re not going to let this go for too long
you know just start to cry up a little bit and start to release its flavor boom
you can just salt it to taste it didn’t focus that’s okay
people know what so it looks like if you don’t know what salt looks like then
then go to and then the search bar just just type in salt and
some different pictures come up already all right so boom look at that I haven’t
had this going for too long maybe just about three minutes turn it around it’s
going to reduce my heat just a little bit and I’m going to throw in one can
I’m going to pour in one can of coconut milk I’m using a whole coconut milk you
know you can use light coconut milk if you want but that’s how crazy alrighty
so let’s let this coconut milk come up and start to simmer a little bit all
right so my coconut is a start to simmer up there I’m going to go ahead and throw
in my kale then it’ll be another moon that’s why I got this big pan over here
you’re going to need a big pan get you going if you’re using this much kale but
this seems like a lot but you know once this kale starts to cook down it’s not
going to seem like too much at all so how many pounds do you think this is as
you said the bunches are direct yeah I don’t know it don’t matter you know you
just got a odd I bought enough for two piece so if you’re feeding two people
just get enough kale for two people and if you’re feeding four people then I
would double that amount I mean I bought a bunch but I like I said I picked up
the bunch and I bought the biggest Bunch all right so we got it covered up so
it’ll start to steam and cook down and as you see it’s reduced quite a bit you
know what kale has a lot of moisture in it and they’d be ready to eat right now
you know if you wanted to because you don’t have to cook it for too long but
I’m going to go ahead and reduce it down to a simmer and I’m going to let it
simmer away probably cover it up for about five minutes so it’ll get nice and
soft you know when to be cut a little bit creamy you know to go over our
quinoa but it’s a super simple recipe you know if you just want to do
something lengthy split quick with kale then this is a quick use for although
you can just use it in a salad you know raw kale is fantastic in a salad you
know you just kind of rub a little bit of salt into the leaves you know massage
a little bit of salt into it and it will soften up and become very palpable and
then you can eat it just just as an addition to a green salad all righty so
we’ve had it going for about five minutes maybe six minutes something like
that but the thing is I cook this as long as I wanted to but I don’t want to
I don’t want to cook it for too long I wanted to have a little bit of a texture
a little bit of texture but you could cook it down more and make it even
creamier you could cook it with a lid off and let some of the moisture
evaporate but I’m going to go ahead and turn it off and get it off of the heat
now even though I put a whole can of coconut in there you know there isn’t a
lot of it left as you can see and that’s even with the moisture coming out of the
kale but I want it to be a little bit wet because I’m going to throw it on top
of some peen wah so this is just a little bit of quinoa cooked up some
plain quinoa boom boom boom lots of garlic nice
little splash of red here and there put some of the coconut juice in there now
one thing about is that it doesn’t have any crunch you
know even though I’ve got some nice chunky pieces of garlic in there and
some nice pieces of onion and pepper because we’ve been sauteing it doesn’t
have it’s not going to offer that much resistance so one thing we do we like to
do put on top it’s just some chopped peanuts now this is optional that nice
little bit of crunch and flavor it’s very nice
alright so there you have it a nice creamy coconut kale super simple to make
you know we leave it just like this here is an entree but you know you could do
it without the quinoa and just serve the kale as a side but but for having so few
ingredients it is very flavorful you know go ahead and give this recipe a try
let me know what you think if you want to print the recipe go to my new channel
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the internet and all that blah blah blah I’m gonna see in the future thanks for
watching una petite Bon Appetit
can I eat now thank you hungry to do camera girl anymore
alright a camera girl gonna sample your fancy pants a creamy coconut kale take
your time getting that for cool alrighty camera girl got me some flowers in a day
because she knows I’m a sensitive fella but I think they’re on their last leg no
yeah but they still look very nice no they’re a little sad not as nice as that
awesome kale dish

100 thoughts on “Best Kale Recipe — Creamed Kale”

  1. Lyla Schmooz says:

    Chef Buck, thank you for that creamed Kale recipe. I made it and it was wonderful. I had left overs so the next day I heated it up and added Garam Masala, cumin and fresh lime juice. It was fabulous. Keep cooking

  2. noviceprepper53 says:

    It looks delicious, thanks Chef Buck and Camera Girl

  3. WOW says:

    who's the camera girl?

  4. WOW says:

    I make a great kale salad. it's awsome!

  5. Anna's Kitchen says:

    Looks delicious. Cant wait to try it.

  6. Taylor Blue says:

    Kale tends to leave a funny after taste in my mouth…I need some tasty recipes for this

  7. ramieyaharris says:

    Haha "you can use light coconut milk, but that's crazy" lol 😁 So glad I found you.

  8. linjeeC says:

    ayy i just made this! i added lemon juice and chicken broth for something extra but as always your recipes are great foundations to dress up to our liking.

  9. Eric Just A Sinner says:

    thanks for this :):):):)

  10. Candace Vaillette says:

    I always use the stem too. On all my greens I use the stem, I like the taste and texture, and it adds more to the pot!

  11. Candace Vaillette says:

    I think it is funny how Kale is all the rage now. 25 years ago we used it in restaurants only to make the salad bar look green. Every night we threw it out. We use boxes and boxes of Kale every few days. Now I am paying for it. How ridiculous is that? And I just noticed the price of it has gone up from 3 bunches for 99 cents, to 1 bunch 99 cent. and the bunches are dinky. I know the stores are ripping people off! As a matter of fact, all the greens are getting to be smaller bunches and more expensive. I just start growing my own! That's how cheap and easy it is.

  12. Brittany Chenteale says:

    chef buck makes ME creamed

  13. Lyudmila Mitrofanov says:

    Looks very delicious and healthy. Thanks for this recipe, I will try it.

  14. Nick Rotellini says:

    thank you chef Buck!

  15. Conscious Living says:

    you are funny!!! Lol!! Great recipe !

  16. Garry Perkins says:

    I sautee the kale stems in Chinese dishes. Do a typical beef&broccoli – type deal only use the kale stems instead. One I typically do is a sauce of garlic and ginger with white wine, black pepper and soy sauce that I cook with kale stems and minced pork and whatever mushrooms I have around (usually shiitake or oyster, if I am lucky morels), and it turns out awesome.

    Also, I always want to tell you, use Korean giant red pepper flakes in curry. You can use a ton without it getting too spicy but it adds great flavor. I do a typical turmeric/cumin/coriander curry with Korean red pepper flakes and everyone loves it because it is not excessively spicy. I also go nuts with mushroom because the good kind (shiitake and such) are liked by everyone, even those who claim they do not like them. I know guys who get morels, and I swear that anything tastes better with some morels in there.

  17. DeYAH Ysrael says:

    VISITED with a smile: "9 / 22 / 2016.Great Team spirit!!Β Β Β  FOOD LOOKS GOOD TOO!!~THANKS FOR SHARING!!"

  18. Touran S says:

    I never cooked kale in my life! Now I have to get some and make this healthy yummy look recipe.

  19. Roksi p says:

    its smells amaizing Iam just cooking it.Thanks for testy recepie πŸ™‚

  20. Crystal says:

    That smack took the life outta meπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  21. Sabrina Luna says:

    Looks good! Must try! Thx! πŸ™‚

  22. Invincible J says:

    First video of yours I've come across. Very funny and this looks so tasty! Subscribing!

  23. Carlos Gonzales says:

    she is means , she is not helping at all only bully , she need to cook

  24. Z Hemphill says:


  25. msorganicfarm Graff says:

    I'm a farmer and I grow alot of kale and WE SAY the same thing, we have Non kale lovers use the leaf only like spinach Smart man YOu too are hilarious! I had to subscribe

  26. Superficialdrama fan says:

    cooked like laing

  27. Sha Atiya says:

    she does not know what she is talking about… Throw the stems OUT!!! Stems are gross in collards Kale, Cabbage and any other leafy veg… It's gross in lettuce too!

  28. loveindia81 says:

    this looks delish …thanks chef πŸ™‚

  29. Geina 44 says:

    chef Buck love what you got going with your camera girl ,keep on cooking love you guys.

  30. Taryn114 says:

    You guys are funny!

  31. Ms. Queenie says:

    great video!!! you are too funny! I love the lady in the background!!!!! lol!!!!!

  32. Ms. Queenie says:


  33. Christina Gay says:

    I'm making kale for the first time this evening and found this.
    Subscribed before the video was even finished. Far better and way more entertaining than the rest of what I found!

  34. Matthew Kitamura says:


  35. Bobby Le says:


  36. Nia206 says:

    Awesome.I finally found someone who cooks kale with coconut milk.I was educating myself more on this vegetable and have eaten it at places but I always wanted to see if you can cook it with coconut milk.Iam from the South Pacific and we use a lot of coconut milk in our cooking.
    Thanks for educating me Chef.

  37. R G says:


  38. mefreee2 says:

    Looks goooood!

  39. Vicky Wood an horses says:

    Hi Chef Buck, love your videos. I planted Kale last summer and found out nobody likes it. (Except me) I love ALL veggies. But anyway, I would like to know if you have a recipe I could make with frozen, and or dehydrated kale? That I could make for myself? Yeah more for me. πŸ˜€ I have to make two separate vegetables because my husband likes his vegetables cooked till they turn to mush. (yuck). Can you help me with any recipes? Mostly with the dehydrated kale. Thanks

  40. Man Living Naturally says:

    Love this recipe!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

  41. annie lynn says:

    Yours is the best kale recipe channel I've found! Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing this delish-looking recipe. I'm going to try it tonight!

  42. Aztec Girl says:

    πŸ€—πŸ€— Going to try this one too!! All your guys' recipes are good! I'm hungry!😣

  43. artichokez says:

    im gonna try this but with some curry paste sauteed in the onion mix πŸ™‚

  44. Roberta Crochet says:

    Brilliant!! Almonds would be great too! You're very inspiring 😊

  45. Jim Ferguson says:

    Your recipe looks great. Take care that you don't boil the coconut milk – it will break on you.

  46. loveindia81 says:

    love the smack and the recipe … was delicious πŸ™‚ Thanks Chef Buck !!

  47. Mae M says:

    🌿 Thanks, you and CG shall be the reason for me to try kale for the first time in my 59 years ! πŸƒ πŸ‘πŸ‘

  48. jane S says:

    I just love you and camera girl and your recipes look Delish I need to make this one now πŸ™‚ you are very creative with your food and I Thank You for sharing!!

  49. Heni Lee Reis says:

    thanks Chef buck I always go back to your recipes because they're awesome and love kale and quinoa I love kale and anything you haven't been wet putting out a Blog lately what's up hope you're okay love you both

  50. ninesticks says:

    this looks like good home stuff….used to pull kale from the backyard in virginia…always good then and now….some form of kale is always around these days….the coco stuff is an interesting twist….i always wondered though if kale is the poke salad in the credence song…for my entertainment…i say it is….this is on the list…thanks


  51. Peep Da Slang says:


  52. Peep Da Slang says:

    With the smack lol

  53. Peep Da Slang says:

    Thanks for recipe im bout to try it now

  54. Moogie Always says:

    Take those kale stems and chop them into fine dice and store in your freezer. Next time you are pulling vegetables to saute for soup add some chopped kale stems. Just saute them with your onion, celery, carrot, or whatever you are adding to the soup.

  55. mikayla Crawford says:

    Yall are so funny i had to subscribe

  56. Lowly Carb says:

    You guys live the simple life and look so happy!! Love your pan.

  57. Adrienne Smith, Ed.D says:

    I love your recipes, I feel like I can do it too after watching you. No longer a daunting task to eat fresh and healthy

  58. Teng DL says:

    You are too funny chef buck

  59. Matt Louv says:

    Completely lost it at the slap

  60. Matt Louv says:

    Eating this recipe as I type and it's hands-down the best kale dish I've ever made.

  61. Sandra Johnson Brown says:

    Soo funny. The smack

  62. nednibor says:

    I just found you and I love all your rescipes.

  63. Niv Kam says:

    I just made this πŸ™‚ I love it! Thank you for sharing the recipe. For the other viewers out there, in case you are interested, I used 1/4 tsp of black pepper and 1 tsp of salt.

  64. DeYAH Ysrael says:


  65. ggsplace69 says:

    Lol thats cheeky……….. those flowers where because the slap was coming πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  66. Jennifer Voorhees says:

    You guys are funny and koo!! I don't know if I like the camera woman more or the cook.

  67. Neesie Davis says:

    You all are hilarious…yeah for 4 people DOUBLE the amount….lol

  68. Neesie Davis says:

    OMG…that looks awesome good! you all are makin' me hungry!!

  69. Patty Thomas says:

    Just subscribed (2/5/18). Love what looks like a small simplistic apartment kitchen…and the yummy dishes that you share with your viewers:)

  70. Jan Weiss says:

    Just cooked this for dinner and it was delicious, fast, easy and nutritious. Thanks!

  71. munster1 says:

    This could be a 3 minute video.

  72. LottaTroublemaker says:

    I always save the stems. i slice them real fine and throw them in the pan with Brussel sprouts, onion, garlic, spinach etc. Top it off with vegan bakun.., YUM! ☺️

  73. 82everblue says:

    If I'm using table cream instead of coconut milk, how much should I put in with 1 bunch of kale?

  74. Jay Halley says:

    Who’s the kid on the fridge ??

  75. J Nimitz says:

    Makes my mouth water……….'great video/recipe! Thanks. : )

  76. Elena Bogdan says:

    Great Recipe. Very Healthy, too. I will definitely try it.

  77. Sheila Ray says:

    Just subscribed. Like that you are cooking with affordable ingredients. You and camera girl seem to have a good time too lol. keep cooking and I'll keep watching.

  78. Kumkum Bhavsar says:

    Nice with rice or

  79. Non Applicable says:

    Ah maybe its just a country thing- tried the recipe as directed . Find its bland lacks flavour. We cape tonians like flavour in our food. Lacks something maybe added bacon , muchrooms and a bit of feta. Some spices, won't do it again as is. Sorrry

  80. Maria Trejo says:


  81. PapierVersnipperaar says:

    Nice dish, here in Holland kale is a very much used vegetable but it's seasonal, a couple of months ago I was dying for kale but it wasnt there, happy it was spring but not happy I couldnt eat kale. We mash it with potatoes and ad smoked sausage or other things you feel like eating. It's best when you leave it in the fridge for 2 days and then bake it in a pan with mustard.

  82. Rita Richardson says:

    Looks wonderful. I enjoyed watching your video sir. Thank you!!

  83. JinSheng XU says:

    Don't you need to wash it?

  84. Svetlana Ross says:


  85. Charlie Edmonds says:

    Just made this and it was definitely the best kale dish I’ve ever had!

  86. C K says:

    Hahaaahaha, I stopped the video to comment after the slap, lol chef buck you are a lucky guyπŸ˜„

  87. Mat Steel says:

    Man, everything you cook looks so good! we have made a lot of your recipes!

  88. Leonor Santos says:

    I like your recipe thank you

  89. kapuzinerus says:

    Saw it, cooked it, enjoying it atm. Great dish man, thumbs up for you!

  90. Ocamia Hall says:

    You funny😊

  91. Marie trick says:

    Looks so yummy

  92. saeed a says:

    raw kale is what God intended to feed all sinners for eternity so they don't die too quickly in Hell

  93. Wake Up says:

    Loved the slap! Lol….hey you are missing your glasses arm on your left! Nice recipe

  94. Pia Hess says:

    Looks yummy,thanks.Will be making it soon.Be well you all.New in Ca.

  95. Bludaisie Starlite says:

    Say quinoa and I'm outta here. I thought you were mentally challenged at first then decided just goofy, LOLπŸ˜…

  96. shawanda jones says:

    I am in love with your videos lol the cauliflower pizza brought me to your channel an I can’t stop watching!!!!

  97. Melba Perez says:

    Great Keto vegan for me

  98. VivHealthLife says:

    Hello! Great sharing!🌹 I love kale, recently I have special recipe for kale, it is unexpectedly delicious I have a video to prove it in my channel.πŸ˜„πŸŒΉ

  99. enisa perez says:

    This really is the best kale recipe! Thank you!

  100. E. A. says:

    This recipe is amazing πŸ˜‰

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