Versatile, tasty and a brilliant festive green, cavolo nero is a must-have ingredient this Christmas. Add a handful to seasonal favourites like these festive fruit cavolo nero stuffing balls.

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 105 minutes

Serves: 4

Skill Level: Easy

Ingredients

  • 200g pack sliced cavolo nero
  • 50g butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finally chopped
  • 1 Bramley apple
  • 50g flaked almonds, toasted
  • 50g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • Zest of 1 clementine
  • 200g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 100ml hot chicken or vegetable stock

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.
  2. Cook the Cavolo Nero in a large pan of boiling water for 3 minutes, drain well and roughly chop.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a frying pan and fry the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the apple, almonds, walnuts, cranberries, zest, breadcrumbs and Cavolo Nero, season then mix in the stock.
  4. Press into a 900g lined loaf tin and bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Great as an accompaniment to roasts.

Christmas cavolo nero recipes from Discover Great Veg.

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