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Kale with Sweet Italian Sausage cassarole Kale with Sweet Italian Sausage cassarole

Kale with Sweet Italian Sausage cassarole

This is a great fall dish that will make 12 servings.

If you don't eat meat, just omit the sausage. It is delicious nonetheless!


6 bunches kale

2 onions

2 cups sundried tomatoes

1 pound Italian sausage

4 ounces extra virgin olive oil

Locatelli cheese


Take 6 bunches of kale (we used organic Winterbor Kale from Jah's Creation Farm in Egg Harbor Township)

Remove the leaves from the ribs.

Rough chop the kale.

Julienne two of Jah's Creation Walla Walla onions.

Cook and dice one pound of your favorite Italian sausage.

Rehydrate two cups of sundried tomatoes for one hour. Drain off excess water and reserve.

In 4 ounces of extra virgin olive oil sauté the kale, onion, sausage and rehydrated tomatoes over medium heat for approximately 5 - 8 minutes.

Add the reserved tomato water and simmer until the kale is completely wilted.

Drain off excess water and pack into a large or small cassarole dish. Pictured is a crème bruleé dish.

Top with Locatelli cheese and bake at 400 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes or until the cheese has melted golden.


 Stir It Up is a full-service catering and fresh baked goods company based in Egg Harbor Township. The husband and wife team of John and Amy Manzione support local, organic, and sustainable farms and fisheries and use recipes handed down from generation to generation and emphasize that food is love. The offer weekly "Grab and Go meals" each Wednesday. Go to

Egg Harbor Township-based Jah's Creation Organic Farm run by Matthew Bruckler III, whose family has been involved with local agriculture for more than 100 years. His CSA farm is certified organic by the State of New Jersey. Go to


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