Cheesy Sausage and Kale Bake

We're giving this cheesy sausage gratin some kale to make it a bit guiltless. But only a little.


  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage, removed from casing
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage), chopped
  • 2 bunches kale, roughly chopped with steps removed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus extra for topping
  • 3/4 cup grated Jarlsberg, plus extra for topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup panko


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Brown sausage in a pan, then add shallots and herbs, cooking until translucent. Add kale and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper, mix well, and set aside.

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