The pancetta adds a bit of salty crunch to every bite of tender kale, making this colorful side dish hard to resist. This prep-ahead method makes the dish easy to add to a Thanksgiving menu or a quick weeknight meal. Freezing the kale ahead of time not only makes less work just before dinner, but helps make the kale more tender.
Make Ahead Tips
The kale and cooked pancetta can be frozen for up to two weeks.
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Served with lamb and roasted potatoes at Christmas dinner. I liked that prep could be done in advance, frozen and then quickly finished while roast was resting. Delicious. My son added a dash of white wine vinegar to his. I thought the lemon juice was enough. Pancetta really added to the dish. Will fix again.
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