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Parmesan Kale Casserole

I tried coming up with a creative way to use kale, and the result was a cheesy casserole. When my husband sampled it, he absolutely loved it. Bits of summer sausage add heartiness. —Diana Johnson, Auburn, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped summer sausage
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen cut kale, thawed and squeezed dry (about 3 cups total)
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, combine cream, sausage and garlic; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3-5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in kale. Add bread crumbs and cheese; toss to combine.
  • Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 361 calories, 35g fat (17g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 412mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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