Creamed spinach is so last year in the Keto community. Step up your game with this Keto Kale Rockefeller. Fatty bacon, creamy kale all topped with tomatoes and melty mozzarella cheese!!
Creamed Spinach has always been one of my favorite steakhouse side dishes. honestly its the only way I actually enjoy spinach. That being said I always feel like creamed spinach just comes up short. Some recipes are too soupy and others are just plain old bland. Part of the problem is when the spinach is cooked it just turns into a slimy blob of nothingness. Keto Kale Rockefeller however still has some texture and body left after it’s cooked.
Oysters Rockefeller is a classic steakhouse appetizer that is normally topped with creamy spinach, bacon and cheese.Some people put tomatoes on top but that may be contested by purists. I love all of the flavors and figured why not ditch the oyster and just make a casserole. I just substituted kale instead of spinach to add some body to the recipe. It’s a perfect side dish for steak but really works with anything from chicken to fish as well.
We all know bacon makes everything better but locally cured slab bacon makes everything even better than better!! I’m lucky because I don’t like far from a great charcuterie place that makes their own bacon. I always keep a hunk in the fridge to dice up and add to dishes. Any bacon will work for the recipe but if you look for a thick cut or center cut variety you will taste the difference. I like to start off by cooking the bacon on low heat and take my time to render out as much fat as I can. Then I turn up the heat and crisping up the bacon at the end.
This is a fairly simple dish that you can put together in about 30 minutes. No exotic ingredients for this recipe and it’s pretty easy on the wallet. Another tip is you can make this dish ahead of time then refrigerate until it’s time for dinner.If you love creamed spinach then this Keto friendly interpretation is a must try next time your firing up the grill. I Highly recommend pairing this with my Amazing Steak Madagascar Sauce