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Creamed Parmesan Power Greens

Prep time: 5 minutes • Cook time: 10 minutes

Yields: 4 Servings

Creamed Parmesan Power Greens Earthbound Farms
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Earthbound Farm Organic Power Greens
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted breadcrumbs (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (ground)
  • coarse kosher salt (to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)

Rich and creamy power greens, blended with Parmesan cheese and a hint of nutmeg, will have your guests asking for seconds. It’s a delicious side dish with beef, pork, chicken or fish, and quick and easy to make.

Adapted from a recipe from Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook by Myra Goodman

Steam the power greens in a steamer basket over boiling water until it wilts, about 1 minute.  Transfer the greens to a colander to drain and let cool.  Squeeze out any remaining water in the greens using your hands or wrap the greens in a dish cloth and squeeze.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat.  Add the flour and cook for two minutes, whisking constantly.  Add the milk and cream in a steady stream, continuing to whisk, and cook until the cream sauce thickens, another 2 minutes.

Add the power greens to the cream sauce and stir to combine.  Stir in the Parmesan cheese, nutmeg and cook until the greens are heated through, about 1 minute.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  If you are using breadcrumbs, place breadcrumbs in a small skillet and toast until golden brown.  Remove from heat and sprinkle toasted breadcrumbs on top of dish.  Serve hot.

Cook’s Note:  Steam the greens until they wilt — be careful not to overcook!

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