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Collard Greens Gratin

Serves 6
Time 40 min
This creamy gratin of collard greens and crunchy parmesan bread crumbs is an ideal side dish for family meals, or top servings with a fried egg for a main course.
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil plus more for the dish
  • 1/2 yellow onion grated
  • 2 bunches collard greens (about 1 1/4 pounds total) ribs removed, leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 cup reduced-fat (2%) milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup coarse fresh whole wheat bread crumbs*
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
Method

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Oil a round 9- or 10-inch casserole dish and set aside.

Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often until beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add collard greens and cook, tossing often until wilted, just tender and any residual liquid has cooked away, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, vigorously whisk together milk, flour, nutmeg, salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, toss together bread crumbs, cheese and thyme. 

Transfer contents of the skillet to the prepared dish, pour over milk mixture and scatter with bread crumb mixture. Bake until golden brown and crunchy on top, about 20 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges to add extra flavor.  

*Make coarse, fresh bread crumbs by pulsing torn pieces of sandwich bread in the food processor.

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil plus more for the dish
  • 1/2 yellow onion grated
  • 2 bunches collard greens (about 1 1/4 pounds total) ribs removed, leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 cup reduced-fat (2%) milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup coarse fresh whole wheat bread crumbs*
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges