This Baked Kale Gratin recipe is delicious served as a main dish, a side dish, or a holiday potluck dish! Delicious for entertaining!

Baked Kale Gratin Recipe
Hello, Friends! It’s the day after the big feast, BLACK FRIDAY, and our refrigerators are laden with leftovers galore, but hopefully our cooking spirits aren’t a-fadin.

Leftover cooking for some is not an option, but quite honestly, if you have the right cookware, it becomes very simple – affordable and delicious!

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I am fed up with replacing nonstick pans for 20+ years. As careful as we try to be to not to scratch them, they are just not as durable as anodized or stainless. Yet anodized and stainless steel cookware does not have the nonstick properties needed in some cooking applications. Why can’t we just have both in the same pan?

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Baked Kale Gratin Recipe

Baked Kale Gratin Recipe.

Or, if you’re looking for a yummy new recipe to try, you’ll love my Baked Kale Gratin, which I added Pumpkin Croutons from Trader Joe’s. Oh, my!

Prepare it in the Swiss Diamond® Nonstick 11 x 11 Square Saute Pan, and then bake in the oven for 40 minutes.

Another delicous one-pot meal.

Baked Kale Gratin Recipe

A yummy side or main dish for Black Friday and holiday cooking!

Baked Kale Gratin Recipe

Baked Kale Gratin Recipe
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Baked Kale Gratin Recipe

This Baked Kale Gratin is delicious served as a main dish, or as a side dish for holiday entertaining. The bacon and sausage is optional, if you want to make this dish vegetarian.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 10 oz. curly kale
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 3 5 ″sausage links, or precooked sausage of your choice, cut into one-half-inch chunks
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, diced (skin on)
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 3/4 cups half and half, or whole milk
  • 1 1/4 cups Parmesan, grated, divided
  • 2 cups croutons, I used Pumpkin Croutons from Trader Joe’s or bread crumbs


  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Steam the kale in a covered large dutch oven or frying pan with 1/2 inch of boiling water for 7 minutes. Remove kale; drain.
  •  Cook the bacon and sausage in the butter in an large saute pan for 5 minutes until crisp; remove the bacon and sausage, drain, and set aside.
  •  In the same pan, melt the butter and sauté the shallots, peppers, and apple for 6 minutes until golden. Whisk in the flour and stir for 1 minute.
  •  Add the half-and-half or milk and whisk; bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low, cooking for another 3 minutes.
  •  Stir in the 1 cup of Parmesan cheese; add in the kale and bacon. Mix together. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  •  Sprinkle with croutons {or bread crumbs} and bake for 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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Baked Kale Gratin Recipe

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