Kale with Pine Nuts and Shredded Parmesan
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Kale with Pine Nuts and Shredded Parmesan


"Kale is sauteed in butter and tossed with toasted pine nuts and shredded Parmesan cheese. Looks fancy enough for the holidays!"
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25 m servings 166 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 166 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 189 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Toast pine nuts in a skillet over low heat until golden brown and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place kale in the melted butter and cook until tender, 10 minutes.
  3. Toss cooked kale with vinegar in a serving bowl; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.


  1. 19 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Very tasty even without the parmesan! I cut back the amount of butter which I think helped but will definitely cook this again.

Most helpful critical review

Probably my fault, but I used too much butter and they were pretty much gross. I'm going to try a different kale recipe.

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Very tasty even without the parmesan! I cut back the amount of butter which I think helped but will definitely cook this again.

Not sure what happened, but this does NOT make 6 servings! This was my main dish, but barely enough for 2. I had to add sun dried tomatoes, and sliced toasted almonds, to try to stretch it out f...

Made exactly as recipe called for and it was very, very good.... making it a second time tonight!

I really enjoyed this. My husband and kids weren't thrilled with it but I'm not really counting their opinion on this one. I did use almonds instead of pine nuts.

Made twice this week, really good!

This is such a great sidedish with just about anything! Make it just like the directions...no tweaking was needed for me.

Halved the butter and still excellent.

This was my first time cooking kale and this recipe was simple and let the kale shine. I did use about half the butter called for in the recipe and omitted the parmesan (because we were also ha...

First time trying Kale. I am not sure if I didn't cook it long enough (a bit tough). Also, I didn't use 1/4 cup butter. I used half butter and half "I can't believe it's not butter". A bit s...

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