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Cheesy Chicken and Sweet Potato Casserole

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 2 hr 30 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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This casserole takes comfort food to a whole new level. Tender sweet potatoes, chicken and kale are the coziest combination when paired with tangy Gruyère or Swiss cheese.

Ingredients

3
lb sweet potatoes
1/3
cup butter
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground pepper
3
cups half-and-half
8
oz Gruyère or Swiss cheese, shredded (2 cups)
3
cups fresh kale, coarsely chopped
2
cups shredded cooked chicken

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 Pierce sweet potatoes with fork; place on cookie sheet. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until potatoes can be easily pierced with a knife. Cool 20 minutes. Peel potatoes; cut each into 1/4-inch slices.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper using whisk. Cook until smooth and bubbly, stirring frequently. Gradually stir in half-and-half, stirring frequently, 5 to 7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese.
  • 4 In large bowl, toss potatoes, half-and-half mixture, kale and chicken until well coated. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 5 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 Pierce sweet potatoes with fork; place on cookie sheet. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until potatoes can be easily pierced with a knife. Cool 20 minutes. Peel potatoes; cut each into 1/4-inch slices.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper using whisk. Cook until smooth and bubbly, stirring frequently. Gradually stir in half-and-half, stirring frequently, 5 to 7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese.
  • 4 In large bowl, toss potatoes, half-and-half mixture, kale and chicken until well coated. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 5 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

Bake sweet potatoes the day before preparing this casserole for a quick weeknight meal.

Hold the chicken, and turn this into an easy side dish for the holidays!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
712.4
Calories from Fat
370
% Daily Value
Total Fat
39.9g
61%
Saturated Fat
23.2g
116%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
148.5mg
50%
Sodium
881.1mg
37%
Total Carbohydrate
57.9g
19%
Dietary Fiber
8.2g
33%
Sugars
15.6g
Protein
32.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
500%
500%
Vitamin C
77.90%
78%
Calcium
63.80%
64%
Iron
15.80%
16%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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