Great healthy side or vegetarian main course. The prep can be done night before them put together and baked before a party or holiday meal. It does freeze wel. I've cooked this once as a vegetarian main course and it gets requested as a super-side every holiday now. Wonderful texture and taste with no guilt.
I agree with you on the sweet potato conundrum. I'm not a big fan of them because of the obvious sweetness. The winter squash sounds like a great sub. Will try that for sure!
wonderful recipe and I don't eat sweet potatoes. I used regular mushrooms. I will be making this again. Wondering if it will freeze well. Going to try it.
This could well be called "Superfood Casserole", as it covers all the major veggie groups and even the fungus...a tasty dish, although the sweet potato seemed the outlier in the flavor profile. I would decrease the proportion or use a winter squash (i.e., something less sweet) next time. For the cheese sauce I used a mix of 1% and whole milk and reduced the jack (non-pepper) by half, adding an ounce of Neufchatel for creaminess. I did include the lima beans, adding them frozen to the kale during the cooking step, and adding the garlic last to preserve its flavor. No side needed but a whole-grain roll. There was a fair amount of prep work involved but with the above tweaks I would make this again.