Cheesy Kale and Scallion Dip

Cheesy Kale and Scallion Dip
Katie Workman / themom100
Ratings
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8 to 10
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
203 Calories
18g Fat
4g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 8g
Calcium 231mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It’s time for the Super Bowl, and in our house that means a hot dip will be served. Serve this with these great flat pretzel crisps, or tortilla chips, pita chips, bagel crisps or crackers, and an array of vegetables.

This is a decadent dip, but you can feel a bit better knowing that you have managed to work kale into it.  Make sure you chop the kale finely, so it becomes very tender and blends in completely to the dip.  You can use other cheeses in place of the Gruyere, such as Swiss or Jarlsberg.  I would also like to try this with cheddar, though I would probably use a white cheddar so the green color doesn't get muddy.

You can make this ahead of time and reheat it in the oven, or even the microwave if you've used a microwave safe dish.  For a nicely browned top, run it under the broiler for a minute at the end.

For more Super Bowl food ideas, check out how these other about.com experts celebrate their Game Day:
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a shallow 1-quart baking dish.

  2. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat until melted. Add the scallions and sauté for 3 minutes until slightly tender. Add the kale and sauté for another 4 minutes until tender. Add the cream, and stir to loosen any bits that have stuck to the bottom of the pan, simmer for one more minute.

  3. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl, and add the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, cayenne, Gruyere and ½ cup Parmesan. Mix to blend completely, and transfer to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of Parmesan over the top. Bake for about 25 minutes until hot and bubbly.