Cheesy Greens and Grains Casserole


This healthful and hearty dish is a colorful infusion of kale, spinach, and sweet potato. The melted cheese and toasted walnuts make an ultimate comforting bite.

Cheesy Greens and Grains Casserole
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 cups


  • 1 medium sweet potato (8 oz,), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup vegetable broth

  • 1 5-6 ounce pkg. baby spinach

  • 6 cup thinly sliced stemmed fresh kale

  • 2 cup cooked brown rice

  • 2 cup cooked lentils

  • 1 ½ cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese (6 oz.)

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • Toasted walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 3-qt. rectangular baking dish. In a 5- to 6-qt. pot cook potato, onion, and garlic in hot oil over medium 6 to 8 minutes or until potato is just tender. Stir in broth; bring to boiling. Gradually add spinach and kale, stirring after each addition until wilted. Stir in rice, lentils, half of the cheese, the eggs, salt, and pepper. Transfer to the prepared dish, spreading evenly. Cover with foil.

  2. Bake, covered, 25 minutes. Top with the remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes more or until heated through. Sprinkle with toasted walnuts.


Cooked rice and lentils can be found in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores. To cook from dry, use 2/3 cup rice and 1 cup lentils and cook each according to package directions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
16g Fat
38g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 571mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 46.1mg 231%
Calcium 353mg 27%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Potassium 679mg 14%
Folate, total 198mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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