Cheesy Mixed Greens

that thick layer of melty cheese conceals all sorts of greens

that thick layer of melty cheese conceals all sorts of greens

If you’re looking for a sneaky way to get greens into a green-haters diet, look no further.

I took full advantage and shoved in all the gnarly greens – curly kale, collard leaves.

We had it warm, but I suspect it would also go down well at room temperature.

lick the bowl - cream cheese is too good to waste

lick the bowl – cream cheese is too good to waste

Don’t be scared of the high cheese content.

You actually get more from your vegetables if you eat a load of fat with them. Why? Because the fat helps you absorb all those awesome nutrients.

I take that as licence to liberally smother my greens with cream cheese. It’s SCIENCE.

Cheesy Mixed Greens (serves 2)

  • 5 oz baby spinach leaves
  • 2 large leaves curly kale, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 2 collard green leaves, de-stemmed and shredded
  • 2 spring/green onions, finely chopped
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened to room temp
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  1. Combine the greens in a steamer and steam for minutes until wilted (if you don’t have a steamer, briefly saute in a frying pan). Transfer to a sieve and drain well (I put something heavy on them and leave for about 5 minutes to make sure the spinach in particular is entirely dry).
  2. Mix the greens together with the cream cheese, sour cream, onion and garlic. Spoon into a small casserole dish.
  3. Sprinkle over the mozzarella, bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes until brown on top. Serve immediately.

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6 thoughts on “Cheesy Mixed Greens

  1. Lovely and thanks for the tip, I didn’t know eating your greens with cheese helps retain their goodness better! I have some cream cheese in the fridge, will grab some veggies for tonight’s dinner!xx

    • Yep, it’s truly decadent. I usually make things like this thinking “I’ll only use 1/2 cup of cheese” and before I know it there are three different types of cheese in it and none left in the fridge 🙂 I’m an addict!

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