Whole30 + Keto Sautéed Kale Recipe – perfectly sautéed kale in a cast iron skillet with onions + garlic. Paleo, low carb, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, clean eating, real food.

Sautéed kale is one of my go to side dishes. It is packed with tons of vitamins + minerals.

One of natures best super foods!

sauteed kale in a cast iron skillet

Whole30 + Keto Sautéed Kale

To give it maximum flavor, I like to first sauté onions until soft and golden in color.

Then add in the kale and cook until tender and flavorful.

sauteed kale in a cast iron skillet

Whole30 + Keto Sautéed Kale

This Whole30 + Keto Sautéed Kale Recipe is a perfectly sautéed kale in a cast iron skillet with onions + garlic.
5 from 3 ratings


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, or ghee, coconut oil or olive oil
  • 2 bunches of kale, stems removed, leaves sliced
  • 1/2 a yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt + pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated or finely minced


  • Heat your cast iron skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add your cooking fat to the pan. Add the onions, season with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and turning golden brown, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add in the kale and stir with the sauteed onions. Season with salt + pepper. Cook until the kale is soft and wilted, another 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Taste for seasoning and add more salt + pepper if needed.
  • Serve warm.
  • Leftovers will keep for 5 days in an airtight container refrigerated.
Calories: 49, Total Carbs: 3.8g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 3.7g, Fiber: 0.9g, Net Carbs: 3g
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