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Sautéed Kale with Bacon and Almonds | Mommyhood's Diary

Sautéed Kale with Bacon and Almonds

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3-4 pieces strips of bacon cut into small
  • 1 cup of onion diced
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 lb of kale tough stems removed, leaves rinsed well and left damp, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup of almonds sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper optional


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat cook the bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, with the remains of fat from the bacon, sauté onion until translucent, about 2 -3 minutes. Add garlic and let cook for 1 minute, stir constantly. Add the kale, in batches, and mix well until everything is well incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix. Add water, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook for 8 minutes, or until kale is tender.
  • Remove from heat and add the lemon juice and the cooked bacon. Mix to combine.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with almonds and red pepper flakes, if desired.
  • Serve and enjoy!


If you want you can substitute bacon for pancetta.