SPINACH, KALE STUFFING /DRESSING (not just for Thanksgiving!)

November 16, 2010

Author Notes: Stuffing is not just for Thanksgiving! This recipe is basically just kale, spinach, parsley and onions and incorporates just a little bit of bread crumbs to create a healthy side dish. It can be used instead of stuffing/dressing and won't stuff you! (but, it is delicious with turkey)dymnyno

Serves: 8


  • 3 stalks celery, small dice
  • 1 large yellow onion, small dice
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh spinach or 1 package of frozen spinach
  • 2 bunches kale (about a pound)
  • 1 leek, cleaned , small dice
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley, minced
  • 2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups plain dried bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Separately steam the kale, the spinach and drain really well and chop finely.
  2. Grate 2 cups of parmesan cheese.
  3. In 2 tablespoons olive oil, saute the celery , onions, garlic,and leeks. Add the minced parsley and saute until the vegetables are translucent. (but not browned)
  4. Mix the onion, celery, garlic, leek and parsley into the kale, spinach mixture.
  5. Add most of the parmesan cheese and the bread crumbs and mix until totally incorporated. The rest of the bread crumbs and cheese are for the topping.
  6. Put the mixture into a large souffle dish or casserole. Top with some bread crumbs and parmesan.
  7. Bake in a 350 oven for 35 minutes. (you can stuff a bird with it , too)

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Reviews (5) Questions (0)

5 Reviews

Eva C. February 17, 2013
Delicious. I had some leftover cooked wild rice that I used instead of the bread. Forgot to bake it, and loved how fresh it tasted
gingerroot November 17, 2010
YUM! I love this and will be making soon.
TheWimpyVegetarian November 16, 2010
I love this Mary! I was trying something similar last night with a roasted pumpkin garnish. The garnish was great; the veggie hash with greens, not so much. I'm making yours the next time I harvest some greens!
Lizthechef November 16, 2010
You cooks in the Bay Area with veggie hash recipes are something else - like your recipes and y'all!
Author Comment
dymnyno November 16, 2010
I was thinking of green eggs and hash...so just the hash is green in my recipe (and then I remembered that it is green eggs and ham!) Sorry, Dr Seuss!