This super simple Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole can be served as a healthy main dish or side dish. It’s a vegan and gluten-free recipe that is hearty and so delicious!

two bowls of kale sweet potato casserole

Recipe Highlights

I hesitate to call this dish a casserole because it lacks a sauce, but it is essentially a dish that you can prep ahead of time and bake it when you’re ready to eat. So, in that sense, it’s a casserole!

This Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole is soooo easy to make because you really just need chopped sweet potatoes, a chopped onion, and a bunch of chopped kale. It can stand in for a main dish for vegans and vegetarians, or it makes a great side dish for everyone else. 

When your pantry ingredients are running low or you just want an easy recipe, this you are going to love this Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole. It’s very filling because of the sweet potatoes. The kale and onion get nice and browned and super flavorful during the baking process. 

This Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole recipe is:

  • vegan,
  • vegetarian,
  • gluten-free,
  • and full of nutrition.

Each serving has approximately:

  • 130 calories, 
  • 20 grams of carbohydrate,
  • 3.5 grams of fiber,
  • 2 grams of protein, 
  • and 73% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin A.

Recipe Steps

You won’t believe how easy it is to make roasted sweet potatoes and kale.

Step One

The first step is to preheat your oven to 375ºF. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. 

ingredients for casserole

Step Two

Next, combine your chopped ingredients in a mixing bowl. You can also add your cinnamon and thyme, and then toss everything together with the melted coconut oil. 

casserole ingredients in a bowl

Step Three

Pour the mixture into your casserole dish. You’ll need to cook it for about 45-50 minutes to ensure the sweet potatoes get nice and tender.

casserole ready to be baked

Step Four

Once the Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole is done baking, then you can serve it right out of the dish.

The kale does get cooked down during the baking process, but it’s still a nice-looking dish that you can serve anytime of year. I like to serve it as a nice side dish, and the leftovers heat up nicely too.

casserole dish with baked sweet potatoes and kale

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Here’s the printable recipe for this Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole:

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Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole

bowl of sweet potato kale casserole with gold forks

This super simple Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole can be served as a healthy main dish or side dish. It’s a vegan and gluten-free recipe that is hearty and so delicious!

 

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Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375ºF.
  2. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, kale, onion, cinnamon, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the melted coconut oil over the ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Pour ingredients into the casserole dish and cook for 45-50 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender.
  6. Serve warm.

Notes

Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

Keywords: vegan casserole using sweet potatoes and kale, kale and sweet potatoes, baked kale and sweet potatoes

 

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