Egg, Kale, Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
Taylor Newman

Egg, Kale, Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

A modern twist on a Southern classic, this baked breakfast dish features eggs and grits with sweet potatoes and kale.


Makes 4 servings

  • 1 large sweet potato, orange flesh
  • 2 cups fresh kale, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup non-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup grits, quick cooking
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Coat 4 individual soufflé dishes with 1 tsp vegetable oil.
  3. Make 3-4 slits in sweet potatoes; cook in microwave until just soft.
  4. When sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel, cut into chunks, and puree in food processor. You can also place the cooked sweet potato in a large bowl and use the back of a fork to mash them.
  5. Heat remaining vegetable oil in saucepan, and sauté kale about 5 minutes.
  6. In a medium saucepan, boil water and milk, add grits and sweet potatoes; cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in sautéed kale.
  7. Divide grits mixture evenly among 4 soufflé dishes (or place all in casserole dish).
  8. Make 4 depressions in the grits mixture with the back of a large spoon. Carefully break one egg into each hollow.
  9. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes until eggs are cooked. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.


  1. Did you know sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A? Learn more about sweet potatoes here.
  2. Pair your breakfast casserole with one cup of orange juice (8 oz.) or a slice of whole grain toast.

Recipe source: Produce For Better Health Foundation

Nutrition facts label for egg, kale, and sweet potato breakfast casserole