Vegetarian: Casseroles: Potato and Kale Casserole

This country-style vegetable casserole makes the perfect entry or side dish.

Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
Date: November 25, 2008

Serves: 4 person(s)

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins

Ingredients:

    1 Tbsp canola oil
    1 Tbsp broth or water
    2 cup cold nonfat milk
    2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    1 small onion, coarsely chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 cup chopped cooked kale *
    1 Tbsp chopped pecans (optional)
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp white pepper *
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    1 large cooked potato (peeled or unpeeled), thinly sliced
    1 Tbsp plain breadcrumbs

Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350║ F. Lightly coat a medium-sized, shallow baking dish with cooking oil spray.

    Combine oil, broth and milk in a saucepan. Mix in flour until dissolved. Over medium heat, cook, stirring, about 5 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat.

    Lightly coat a skillet with cooking oil spray and heat over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, sautÚ 5 minutes, then transfer into the milk mixture. Stir in kale, half the pecans (if using), salt, pepper and nutmeg.

    Spread a thin layer of the mixture on the bottom of baking dish, cover with a layer of potato slices, and continue alternating layers of potatoes and kale mixture until both are used up. Sprinkle top with breadcrumbs and remaining nuts. Bake in preheated oven until heated through and top is golden, about 30 minutes.

Variations:

    * Frozen kale can be used. Thaw, drain and press out excess water before using. Black pepper can replace white pepper.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:205 cals
Kilojoules:858 kJ
Fat:5.8 g
Carbohydrates:32.4 g
Protein:7.0 g
Cholesterol:2.5 mg
Sodium:256 mg
Saturated Fat:0.6 g
Fiber:1.8 g
Calcium:174.0 mg
Total Sugars:8.9 g

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