Sauteed Kale With Smoked Paprika

Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

Epicurious. Feb 2008. More greens!

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  • 8 cups packed kale, center ribs and stems removed, leaves coarsely chopped (from about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 34 cup chopped onion
  • 14-12 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika (or hot)
  • 1 pinch dry crushed red pepper


  1. Cook kale in large pot of boiling salted water until wilted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to colander; drain.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika and crushed red pepper; sprinkle with salt.
  4. Add kale and sauté until heated through, about 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and more smoked paprika, if desired.
  5. Transfer to serving bowl; drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and serve.
Most Helpful

I completely skipped Step #1 because I like my greens very lightly cooked. Instead, the kale was cooked for only 1 minute just until wilted. Cippolini onions for a change of pace and omitted the crushed red pepper flakes. Delicious! Thank you!

4 5

I used a greens mixture of kale, spinach and arugula. The smoked paprika was a nice change. Thanks for an easy, healthy recipe.

4 5

Really good side dish. The smoked paprika gives it a nice dimension. Like another reviewer, I skipped step 1 since we like our greens stir fried/lightly cooked.