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A Comforting, Slow-Cooked Meal Where You'll Still Get Your Greens
This satisfying slow-cooker strata—a sort of a.m.-appropriate bread pudding—walks the line between wholesome (kale! whole grain bread!) and indulgent (cheese!). The recipe, from Adventures in Slow Cooking, calls for a big bunch of kale; crusty, rustic multigrain bread; and, gruyère, which melts nicely and has a nutty, complex flavor (though you can substitute more-affordable fontina, or use a mix of the two). And there are many ways to cook this dish: overnight, so it's ready when you wake up in the morning; or, in about two hours, so it's perfect for later risers.

Get the recipe: Grainy Bread Strata with Kale and Gruyère