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Creamy, cheesy and delicious, My Creamed Ramp Greens Recipe is the easiest way to enjoy ramp greens! Makes a great side dish to steak or any meal that you’d normally enjoy creamed spinach. This recipe is Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Low-Carb & Keto Friendly.

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These creamy ramp greens are the perfect example of using the season’s freshest flavors in the most simple, yet delicious way.

New to ramps? Check out my Foraging for Ramps post.

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With only a few common ingredients, you are able to transform ramp greens into a gourmet seeming side dish that your whole family will enjoy. Unlike many other ways that you may prepare ramp greens, this preparation yields a mild flavor that’s more similar to other greens like spinach or kale and less like the pungent flavors you may expect.

To make my creamy ramp greens recipe, you only need a few basic ingredients. But the most important is, obviously the star of this dish; ramp greens.

Ramp greens are the green, leafy parts of the ramp plant. In many areas due to over harvesting, it’s suggested to only harvest the ramp leaves aka ramp greens and leave the bulbs to continue growing.

If you are looking for ways to enjoy the whole ramp feel free to add the bulbs into this as well.

How to make Creamy Ramp Greens

It’s important to give your ramp leaves a through rinse with cold water and then I suggest spinning them in a salad spinner to make sure all the water is removed.

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Once your ramp green leaves are clean and dry, they need to be coarsely chopped. I line them up in small batches and cut them into roughly 1/2 inch slices crosswise for your creamed ramp greens.

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Other ingredients you need to make my creamed ramps are:

  • Heavy Cream, canned full fat coconut milk can be used in place of heavy cream. See my Dairy Free Creamed Spinach Recipe for more details.
  • Parmesan Cheese or other similar hard cheese. Romano and Asiago cheese or a combination, would be equally delicious.
  • Butter is suggested, ghee would be my second best suggestion.
  • Seasonings; Sea Salt, Black Pepper and Crushed Red Pepper
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If you’ve ever cooked spinach and realized that a large bunch of spinach cooks up to a tiny little bowl, be prepared for the same thing to happen when you cook ramp greens.

Sauté your chopped ramp leaves in butter, add a pinch of sea salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper in a 10 inch or larger skillet.

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Once your ramp greens are completely wilted and cooked add in the remaining ingredients. Simmer over low heat until your creamed ramps are nice and thick.

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We enjoy serving these creamy ramps with a steak or as a side dish with any meal that we’d normally enjoy with creamed spinach.

If you love this Creamed Ramp Greens Recipe, try these other Spring Ramp Recipes:

  • Spring Ramp Spread
  • Gluten Free Wild Ramp Fritters
  • Morel Mushroom, Ramp & Potato Chowder Recipe
  • Ramp Crackers with Creme Fraiche
  • Ham Cheddar and Ramp Scones {Gluten-Free}

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Creamed Ramp Greens Recipe

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Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Equipment

  • 10 inch skillet non-stick skillet
  • salad spinner

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces ramp greens, chopped roughy 5-6 cups
  • 2 tablespoons Organic Grass-Fed Butter or Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese or other simlar hard cheese
  • 1 pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a skilet over medium heat, saute ramp greens in butter. Season with sea salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper.
  • Once the ramp leaves are wilted and cooked through, add the heavy cream and cheese. Stir well. Reduce heat and simmer until thickend. Season to taste, Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 1mg

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