Cheesy kale and Quorn casserole. Delicious and easy to make this vegetarian protein packed meal is a great way to get kids to eat their greens!
Folks, you're going to love this tasty cheesy kale and quorn casserole.
Prepared, cooked and ready to serve in just an hour it serves up to six people.
This casserole is made meat free by using Quorn. It's packed with healthy kale and flavoured with a rich tomato garlic, oregano and thyme sauce.
Topped with cheese and then baked, this casserole tastes just amazing!
Now if you’re a subscriber to the blog (details of how to subscribe further down) you’ll know that I’ve already created a number of other really popular Quorn mince recipes like my Quorn meatballs.
We find Quorn such a fantastic substitute for beef mince, and as my other half and I try to eat by our 80:20 rule reducing our consumption of red meat, Quorn helps to fill that gap.
So if you too are looking to reduce your overall red meat consumption, then this vegetarian cheesy kale and quorn casserole recipe will help you to do just that!
Plus if you’re watching your weight, at only 157 calories per serving (excluding any side dishes) you've come to the right place!
Let's be honest too folks.
Whilst kale is said to be a superfood, being rich in antioxidants, fibre and essential vitamins and minerals, it's not exactly tasty on its own is it?
However, here in this cheesy kale and quorn casserole, the rich flavours and spices in the sauce make the kale very tasty indeed.
So that means that kids and us adults too can be sure of getting a good helping of green vegetables with this tasty dish!
WHY USE QUORN MINCE?
- Quorn products are made from Mycoprotein which is a nutritionally healthy protein source, discovered more than 40 years ago.
- Mycoprotein is a type of fungi which is produced by a fermentation process similar to that used for yeast in bread.
- Quorn is meat free, low in saturated fat and high in fibre.
- As Quorn is “cooked” during the process it’s being made, it requires very little cooking time. Making it an ideal quick healthy meal ingredient.
- Swapping to Quorn can help you reduce your meat intake meaning it's better for the environment overall too!
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My Other Quorn Meat Free Recipes You Might Also Like
- Homemade Quorn burgers. These tasty homemade Quorn burgers are really easy to make and an ideal vegetarian meat substitute for you or your vegetarian friends cooked on your stove, or on your BBQ.
- Easy homemade Quorn lasagne is delicious. This vegetarian Quorn mince recipe serves up to six people. Making it a great meat free meal for entertaining.
- Quorn pasta bolognese bake takes just under an hour to prepare and can serve up to six people. Packed with healthy wholegrain fusilli pasta and vegetables. Then topped with a light cheesy crust you can bet it’s a bake all the family will love!
Cheesy Kale And Quorn Casserole Recipe
This casserole is quite filling on its own so I just serve it with some rice but you could easily serve it with a green side salad too.
You can keep any leftovers in the fridge, covered for a couple of days. Any longer than that and I would recommend portioning up into individual containers and freezing.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Cheesy Kale and Quorn Casserole Recipe
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion diced.
- 2 cloves garlic crushed.
- 1 medium sized carrot coarsely grated.
- ½. teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 300 g Quorn mince
- 400 g tin chopped tomatoes.
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 250 ml vegetable stock
- 150 g chopped fresh kale stalks removed leaves only.
- 200 g half fat grated cheddar cheese
- Salt and freshly grated pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 180C fan.
- Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the onion and sauté for about 3 minutes.
- Add the garlic and grated carrot and sauté, stirring for a further 2 minutes.
- Stir in the herbs, cook for about 30 seconds.
- Add the Quorn mince, stir around for about 2 minutes then add the tomatoes, tomato puree and stock.
- Add the kale in batches to the mixture, cooking it until it wilts.
- Bring the mixture up to the boil and turn down to simmer for about 5 minutes. Then turn off the heat.
- Stir in half of the grated cheese until well combined then season to taste with the salt and pepper.
- Transfer the contents into a casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese evenly over the top.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until heated through and cheese is bubbling on top.
David @ Spiced
This sounds like a delicious casserole, Neil! I love the way you added kale in here - I would never have thought about kale in a casserole, but it makes sense. We like a soup that uses kale, and I can see how the cooking time would help tenderize the kale. I'm all in on easy comfort food, and this casserole sounds quite tasty!
The kale takes on the flavours of this casserole David. You would never know its even there! Thanks! 🙂
I wish there was a photo of quorn! I’ve never heard of this! Great sounding casserole, though. What I still do for myself sometimes, is to add soy granules to ground meat. It stretches the meat, but adds soy protein and lots of fiber, which of course meat doesn’t have. But I’d try quorn if I could find it!
Thanks Mimi. If you watch the video I made in the Quorn Meatballs recipe you'll get a full view of what Quorn looks like. It's delicious! Sorry you can't get it over there at the moment. I think Vegetarian Soy Mince is the closest there?
This casserole looks so delicious, Neil! Ever since I saw your last quorn recipe, I have been looking for it in the supermarket but sadly, haven't been able to find it just yet. I will need to check other shops though because this would be a fabulous weekday dinner for us. Thanks for sharing and hope you've been well!
Thanks Katerina. Hope you can find Quorn somewhere as you would love this and yes it makes for a fantastic and delicious weeday meal!
I always see Quorn in the grocery, Neil, and wonder what exactly it is! Thanks for the lesson. My daughter eats vegan 99% of the time, so I'd love to make a non-soy-based option. I may have to try my hand at sone Quorn! I also appreciate it is so low in calories compared to other protein sources, like Beyond.
Quorn is a great meat free substitute for meat Laura. I use it is quite a lot of recipes. I also find that its cheaper than meat too. Hope you get a chance to give it a try! Thanks 🙂
Ben | Havocinthekitchen
You're so right about kale! While it's been super trendy lately, it's never my first choice (I'd rather grab some spinach which doesn't have much flavour either!) Combining it with tomatoes and cheddar and baking is a wonderful way to elevate its flavour and texture to a totally different level. Delicious!
Thanks Ben. Yes spinach is a favourite here too. It's much easier to cook than Kale but doesn't have quite as many nutrients.
Kelly | Foodtasia
Definitely trying to get more meatless meals in, Neil. This casserole looks fabulous!
Thanks Kelly. Yes it all helps to lower our red meat intake. 🙂
Had not heard or seen a recipe with quorn before. I googled it to learn more about it. The casserole looks so good. The first picture of the post made me feel so tempted to grab it right off the screen 😛
Thanks Easyfoodsmith. Yeas Quuorn isn't available in every country unfortunately. But when you can get it, it's a great meat substitute. 🙂
I've never heard of quorn until today. How interesting? There are so many great product available these days to meet the needs of specific diet. I better look out for them think about what I can do with them. Thanks for another great recipe. Very nice!
Thanks Holly. No problems. If you can't get Quorn, I think you'll be able to substitute with Soya Mince or equivalent instead. Thanks for commenting and rating my recipe! 😀
Hi Neil, I've just wrote the recipe down for quorn and kale dish, i will be making it in nxt few days, sounds great
Hope you enjoy it Jennifer!