Cookin’ Greens Savoury Kale, Butternut Squash & Quinoa Side Dish

Both a side-dish or stuffing, this moist and earthy recipe is a perfect blend of greens and savoury sausage. The focaccia cubes anchor it by soaking up all of the combined ingredients and flavours.

Cookin' Greens Savoury Kale, Butternut Squash & Quinoa Side-Dish
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 bag (300g) of Cookin' Greens Kale, Butternut Squash & Quinoa Blend (frozen)
  2. 4 tbsp of olive oil
  3. 3-4 fennel sausages, casings removed
  4. 3 large leeks, white and light-green parts only, sliced
  5. 1/2 lb stale multigrain onion focaccia, cubed
  6. 1 large egg
  7. 1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  8. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated, plus another 1/4 cup grated*
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350゚ F.
  2. Grease 9” x 9” casserole dish with oil.
  3. In a large sauté pan heat oil. Add sausage. Cook until golden brown (about 6 minutes).
  4. Add leeks and frozen Cookin’ Greens Kale, Butternut Squash & Quinoa Blend; season with pepper.
  5. Cook until leeks and kale are softened (about 5 minutes).
  6. Add the focaccia cubes and remaining oil.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and chicken broth until smooth; stir in grated parmesan cheese. Pour the broth mixture over the bread mixture; cook until liquid is absorbed by the bread, about 1 minute.
  8. Transfer mixture to the prepared oven proof casserole dish. Scatter remaining grated cheese evenly on top and bake until golden and cooked through, about 40 minutes.
  9. Serve as a side-dish or use as a savoury stuffing.
Dietitian Notes :
  1. Gluten Free
  2. Vegetarian : Remove sausage or use a vegetarian sausage
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