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Sausage and Kale Bake with Cheese

Sausage and kale bake is one of those meals that you can eat alone or with a side. Although it’s hearty enough to fill you up, it lends itself to starring alongside an accompaniment like a mini version of this Mediterranean salad.

This sausage and kale bake is a warm comfort food that is good any time of year.

Or if you’re in the mood for pasta, try this zesty rotini salad or traditional creamy macaroni salad.

Presentation for a Sausage and Kale Bake

I’ve always enjoyed having my food served in ramekins or au gratin dishes. For this reason, I purchased a set so we can have some of our favorite casseroles served restaurant style.

Au gratin dishes filled with sausage and kale bake

However, this sausage and kale bake can be cooked in a standard casserole dish and scooped onto plates. It’s just as good and probably easier when you have more than a few people at the dinner table.

What are Different Types of Sausage You Can Use?

I chose a spicy (hot) pork sausage this time, but turkey sausage is good too. It doesn’t matter, as long as it’s loose and you can brown it like you would ground beef. Above all, the flavor is the most important aspect of this dish.

What are the Health Benefits of Kale?

Not only is kale loaded with vitamins but it also provides quite a bit of fiber. Additionally, it adds flavor and color to food so you’ll enjoy it more.

Sausage and Kale Bake Ingredients

You’ll need sausage and chopped kale (fresh or frozen). I also like sliced mushrooms in mine, but you can substitute black olives. Add an egg, some chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, and a little seasoning.

Sausage, chopped kale, and sliced mushrooms

How to Make a Sausage and Kale Bake

First, you need to brown the sausage.

Browning the sausage

After it’s done, add the kale.

Add chopped kale to sausage.

Then toss the mushrooms (or whatever you choose as the third main item) into the pan. Well, don’t exactly toss them since that can get quite messy. But you know what I mean.

Add the sliced mushrooms.

In a large bowl, beat the egg, mix in the chicken broth, splash some Worcestershire sauce, and add the breadcrumbs. Put half of each kind of cheese in the bowl and stir until everything is mixed.

Pour the mixture into ramekins, au gratin dishes, or a casserole dish. Top with the remaining cheese.

This sausage and kale bake is a warm comfort food that is good any time of year.

Bake until the cheese is golden. Remove from the oven and enjoy!

Sausage and Kale Bake with melted cheese on top

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When it's time for dinner, serve this sausage and kale bake with cheese for a change of pace.
Yield: 2 servings

Sausage and Kale Bake

Sausage and Kale Bake with melted cheese on top

This delicious casserole can be made with regular or gluten-free breadcrumbs.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1/2 roll of pork or turkey sausage
  • 1 cup of chopped kale
  • 1 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs (regular or gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste (or seasoned salt)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray nonstick cooking spray into 2 large ramekins or individual baking dishes.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the sausage, breaking it up as it cooks. I use a hamburger meat chopper that makes the job easy.
  3. Add the kale and mushrooms (optional). Stir and continue cooking until the kale is tender and the mushrooms are golden.
  4. Whisk an egg in a medium-size bowl. Add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken broth, half of the cheese, and breadcrumbs. Stir until well mixed.
  5. After the sausage mixture is done, allow it to cool until slightly warm. Combine it with the egg and breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the ramekins. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the mixture.
  7. Place both ramekins in a pan to protect them from direct heat. Put them in the oven.
  8. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  9. Serve this with potatoes, rice, or all by themselves. Enjoy!

You can substitute chopped spinach or zucchini for the kale if you prefer. If you don’t care for mushrooms, you may substitute olives or leave them out.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 610Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 219mgSodium 1685mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 5gSugar 7gProtein 45g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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More Comfort Food

After you make this dish, it will quickly become one of your favorite comfort foods. You’ll also enjoy my creamy chicken and rice casserole and this delicious ground beef stroganoff.

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