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Spicy Creamed Mustard Greens

This is a close relative to creamed spinach, but so much tastier. The red pepper flakes and pepper jack cheese complement the slight spiciness of the mustard greens. It’s the perfect dish to bring to a potluck or serve alongside roast chicken. And since greens are very interchangeable, try substituting spinach, chard or even collard greens—whatever looks fresh and delicious this spring at the market or in your CSA box.
Photography By Erin Feinblatt | April 08, 2014

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • A pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 large bunches mustard greens, washed and leaves cut into strips
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • A couple tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup grated jalapeño or pepper jack cheese
  • A small handful of bread crumbs

Instructions

Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and red pepper. After a few minutes add the mustard greens and a generous amount of salt. Sauté until the greens are wilted. Put them into a colander and press to remove any liquid. Set aside.

Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the onion and cook until translucent. Then add the flour and whisk the flour into the butter and cook a little, but do not brown. Slowly add the milk, stirring until slightly thickened. Gradually add the cheese, a little at a time, while stirring, and cook just until smooth and melted. Add the reserved mustard greens and mix to combine thoroughly. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.

Place in a casserole dish and top with bread crumbs. Bake at 300°, uncovered, for 30–45 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

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Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • A pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 large bunches mustard greens, washed and leaves cut into strips
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • A couple tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup grated jalapeño or pepper jack cheese
  • A small handful of bread crumbs
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