Donate! Support your community news.
Subscribe! News delivered to your inbox.

DFM Recipe Box: Creamed Braising Greens

by | Oct 8, 2020 | Davidson Farmers Market, News, Nonprofits

Check out this week’s recipe from the DFM Recipe Box.


Creamed spinach is delicious, but we’re also fans of preparing heartier greens the same way for a more vibrant and rich dish. Try this side dish this week on a cooler night with a roast or roasted chicken. Or, make for breakfast served with biscuits and country ham!

Creamed Braising Greens – Serves 8


6 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 cloves garlic, minced*

1 shallot, thinly sliced

1 cup heavy cream

Pinch freshly grated nutmeg

Salt, to taste

3-4 pounds young greens (collards, kale, chard, or mustard), stemmed and finely shredded**


In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over high heat. Add the garlic and shallot and cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until softened and golden, about 5 minutes.

Add the cream, bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Add the nutmeg and salt to taste. Remove from heat and using a hand blender, purée until smooth.

In a large pot, heat the remaining 4 tablespoons butter over high heat. Add the greens and cook, stirring constantly, until tender but still bright green, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and add the cream mixture. Lower the heat, cover and let simmer until cooked through, 5 minutes more. Taste and adjust seasoning adding more nutmeg and salt if needed, serve hot.

Support Your Community News