For breakfast today I made baked kale with sausage and eggs. After gorging in Tampa this weekend on steak and cake, it’s time I got some nice greens in my life. I felt inspired to cook something delicious, and since I hate doing the dishes I decided to bake for breakfast again.
I used maybe 2 ounces of crumbled fresh sausage in a slightly oiled Cast Iron Skilletdone with a small amount of olive oil on a paper towel. I chopped just 2 tablespoons of red onion and added it to the cast iron skillet. I baked the sausage and onions for maybe 8 minutes or so at 350F. The grease from the sausage was enough to lightly coat the fresh torn kale without making it too fattening with sauces or oils. The first time I made this I added salt and pepper but found it made the overall dish too salty. Usually when I bake kale I find it to be salty, maybe it’s just the veggie itself or the cheese? This time I didn’t add any and it was perfect. I created little nests in the kale in which to crack the 3 eggs. To top it off I freshly grated Parmesan cheese over the kale and eggs- maybe ¼ cup total. I baked it in the oven at 350F for 10 minutes and served with whole wheat toast. The breakfast was amazing, healthy, and filling!
The kale got crisped up in the oven, and although it did shrink in size, it’s nothing like spinach that gets teeny tiny and flimsy. The kale holds its shape and is hearty with tons of nutritious goodness. You could use all egg whites, crumbled bacon instead of sausage, and probably add an abundance of other yummy veggies. I was in a hurry and was getting slowly hangry. The massive bag of kale I bought from Publix is 2 pounds! I can’t wait to experiment more with this savory green.
Baked Eggs and Kale for two
1 teaspoon olive oil
2-3 ounces crumbled sausage or bacon
2 tablespoons chopped red onions
2-3 cups torn kale
Salt and pepper (optional)
¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 350F. Coat the cast iron skillet with the olive oil. Bake the crumbled sausage and onions for 7-8 minutes. Toss the kale in the pan. Create little nests for the eggs in the kale, this will look prettier than just cracking eggs over the kale. Shave parmesan cheese on top (cheddar or little globs of goat cheese would work well too!). Bake for 10-12 minutes (longer if you like your eggs well cooked). Eat baked eggs and kale with some whole wheat toast or side of fruit for a healthy breakfast that will start your day off right!