Since this week has been all about breakfast so far, why not continue the trend? For Friday, this meal is a little less sweet than the waffles and oatmeal I shared before, but less sweet does not equal less tasty. No, no, no. Sweet Potato and Kale Egg Bake is a hearty, cheesy, veggie-filled breakfast that you do NOT want to miss!
This easy egg casserole can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is just so good! I filled the classic bread-egg-milk bake with healthy kale, tangy red onions, and two kinds of potatoes! I personally thought the shredded sweet potatoes added a ton of flavor, while the roasted white potatoes [I used Russet, but use whatever you have on hand] were a great base for all the yummy veggies. Oh! And what egg bake doesn’t get better topped with a big handful of sharp cheddar cheese? This one is no exception.
We enjoyed this egg bake for dinner one night, then saved the leftovers for breakfast over the next few days. It heats up beautifully and is a great start to your day! Enjoy!
Sweet Potato and Kale Egg Bake [a TPC original]
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- 2 large Russet potatoes, cubed
- freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1/2 a large red onion, diced
- 1/2 a bunch kale, rinsed, dried, and chopped into bite size pieces
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups skim milk
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 8 ounces day-old bread, cubed
- 1 large sweet potato, shredded
- heaping 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
Place cubed Russet potatoes on a large baking sheet. Season with freshly ground black pepper, then drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Roast in oven for 30 minutes, tossing halfway through.
In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Then add kale and toss to coat with oil, then cover for 2-3 minutes and cook until wilted.
In a large bowl, gently stir together eggs, milk, seasonings, bread cubes, and sweet potato. Pour mixture into prepared pan, then add roasted potatoes. Top with onion and kale mixture, pressing into the eggs. Cover with shredded cheese and more pepper as desired.
Bake, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes or until cooked through.
Time: 75 minutes [10 minutes active].
Yield: 8-10 servings.