Cheesy Sweet Potato and Kale Strata

This easy hearty make-ahead Cheesy Sweet Potato and Kale Strata will satisfy the whole family, it works for any meal, and the leftovers are phenomenal!

Cheese Sweet Potato and Kale StrataI have so much to share with you!  Number one being the recipe for the above Cheesy Sweet Potato and Kale Strata. It’s no secret that we love breakfast for dinner.  Serving french toast, pancakes, or just plain ol eggs and toast, to my family for dinner never disappoints.  They love it!  One of their very favorites is when I make a strata, otherwise known as a breakfast casserole. Psst we also love breakfast casserole for breakfast too!

A top priority is making sure my family is eating a balanced diet which includes vitamin and calcium rich dairy foods!  Did you know that more than half (62%) of all teens say they do not eat breakfast every day of the week, but breakfast eaters have better attention and memory than breakfast skippers.  Without milk, families miss out on high-quality protein and other essential nutrients that ensure kids grow up healthy.  I am blessed to be able to provide my family with the nutritious foods they need, but many families right in our own neighborhoods are not, that’s why it’s so important to support our local food banks!  

Did you know?

  • Milk is the No. 1 nutritious product requested by food bank clients, but it is rarely donated. Ohio dairy farming families have joined dairy farmers across the nation in the Great American Milk Drive to deliver thousands of gallons of milk to families who would otherwise go without.
  • Of the pounds of food available in food banks, only 5.3 percent is dairy, and 95 percent of food banks say they don’t receive enough milk to meet their clients’ needs.
  • Without milk, families miss out on high-quality protein and other essential nutrients that ensure kids grow up healthy.

See BELOW how you can help get gallons of milk supplied to your local food banks!

 

Cheese Sweet Potato and Kale StrataBack to the recipe…..Strata starts with bread and then layers of your favorite, vegetables, meat, and always cheese, this is then covered in an egg milk mixture and baked.  In this case I used whole wheat bread, roasted sweet potatoes, kale sautéed with garlic, and sausage.  Strata’s are very easily made without meat, so feel free to forgo the meat layer to make this vegetarian.

 

Cheese Sweet Potato and Kale StrataI adore roasted sweet potatoes! For this recipe you’ll need to peel potatoes and cut into cubes, then roast for 30 minutes.  While your sweet taters are roasting you can get busy with the rest of the recipe!

 

Cheese Sweet Potato and Kale StrataWhen measuring the kale I simply pulled the leaves away from the tougher middle stalk of the kale, placed them in a measuring cup like the one above.  Approximately four cups of kale, as you can see I went a little over, this recipe is great in that measurements do not need to be exact, you cannot mess this one up!

Cheese Sweet Potato and Kale Strata

Brown the sausage, remove to a paper towel lined plate to remove excess grease.  Drain grease from pan, leaving just a little behind to saute’ the kale and garlic in.  Saute kale until it just starts to soften and wilt, then remove from heat. At this point the sweet potatoes are ready to come out of the oven and you can start assembling your strata.

Cheese Sweet Potato and Kale StrataKids in the kitchen: This is a great recipe to get your kids helping you in the kitchen.  They can tear the bread into pieces or help you break the eggs and whisk them with the milk, sprinkle the cheese, pour the egg/milk mixture.  Nibble on each component of the recipe as you go this will get them interested in the flavors while having fun putting together a healthy meal.

 

 

 

HERE’s how you can get involved with the Great American Milk Drive ->

1. LIKE & COMMENT The American Dairy Association Mideast will donate $1 to the Great American Milk Drive for every “like,” comment or share each of the bloggers’ 10 recipes receive on its Facebook page between Aug. 10 and 26, which will be used to give gallons of milk to children and families across the country.

Visit these blogs for amazing recipes and comment and share to DONATE $1, it’s that easy!

In Katrina’s Kitchen, Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie Bowls

Climbing Grier Mountain, Greek Yogurt Chicken Alfredo Grilled Cheese 

Shugary Sweets, Brown Sugar Latte

Inside BruCrew Life, Turkey Club Pinwheels

Food Faith Fitness, Banana Pancakes Taco Style 

Love Grows Wild, Florentine Meatballs 

Lemons of Lulu, Baked Spaghetti Lasagna 

Well-Plated, Breakfast Quesadilla

Country Cleaver, Easy Summer Veggie Flatbread

 

2. JOIN us for #DairyFuel ADA Mideast Twitter Party

3. Stay up to date!  Keep track of  gallons donated to food banks in your state, and make donations directly to->Milk Life

 

Phew!! I realize that’s a lot of information!  Thanks for reading and commenting!  By doing so you can make a huge difference in a childs life!

XO, Sheila

 

 

Disclaimer: I was compensated by American Dairy Association Mideast to write this post.   Please know that I only work with a select brands and campaigns that fit my philosophy on getting your family to the table and feeding them well! Thank you in advance for supporting the brands that make E2g possible.  As always all thoughts are 100%  my own! 

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  1. 1

    I am pretty sure that kale and sweet potatoes were created at the very same time, because they taste SO GOOD together! And then when you add cheese? I DIE. I need this in my face pronto! Pinned!

  2. 2

    What a great meatless monday dish!!! And a perfect way to get all those necessary nutrients in our diets. YUM.
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    • 2.1
      Sheila :

      Yes! Meatless Monday! I think I would like your brown sugar latte to wash this down…MMMmm! Thanks for stopping by Aimee <3 Sheila

  3. 3

    I am so down with this!! Asher would love to help me make it too!

  4. 4
    tanya :

    This looks so good! The kids stay full and until lunch time with this glorious meal! I think it would make an exceptional dinner too!
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  5. 5

    I’m a huge fan of the breakfast for dinner thing!! And savory breakfast – totally a winner!!

  6. 6

    This sounds like my kind of breakfast casserole. I can’t wait to try this, Sheila! P.S.: I miss your precious face. 🙂

  7. 7
    Hana :

    Sweet potatoes, kale and cheese = three of my all-time favorite foods! I can’t wait to try this.

    • 7.1
      Sheila :

      Hana, Thanks for stopping by! PS you could easily make this recipe in several smaller sized containers to freeze and bake for later!

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