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Maple Glazed Kale with Red Onion | Roots & Boots

Maple Glazed Kale with Red Onion

  • Author: Kathleen | Roots & Boots
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Veggies & Sides


  • 2 TB bacon drippings, butter, or fat of choice
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 68 cups fresh kale, chopped 
  • 12 teaspoons maple syrup
  • salt and fresh pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and melt 1-2 TB bacon drippings in the hot skillet.
  2. Add red onions and cook until tender.
  3. Remove thick center stems from kale leaves and chop the leaves.
  4. If necessary, add a bit more fat, then add chopped greens and stir to combine.
  5. When greens are cooked to your liking, remove from heat and drizzle with maple syrup.
  6. Season to taste with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

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