Kale is such a wonderful vegetable. I’m sure that you are going love these kale mashed potatoes as well! But please, whatever you do: keep the kale crunchy…
That texture really adds to the mash.
So therefore don’t overcook the kale. Just give it a little stir in the pan right before you drain and add the potatoes.
Do you like kale?
Even though it is a very healthy vegetable, kale isn’t popular with everyone. I know quite a few people who really hate it. And I get it.
I have to say that when I tasted kale for the first time, I wasn’t really impressed.
On the contrary even.
IT was bitter, chewy. Even bland. Not very pleasant at all.
Kale Mashed Potatoes
However I decided to give kale another shot.
And instead of serving it as a vegetable side dish I thought I’d add it to mashed potatoes.
And we loved it! I also added some grated Dutch smoked sausage (rookworst) instead of the classic baked bacon crumble. That gives it a beautiful smoky touch!
Do you like Dutch smoked bologna sausage?
Then also try out my split pea soup with Dutch smoked sausage!
Easy Kale Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- 10,5 oz fresh kale or savoy cabbage (300 g), sliced finely
- 4 medium potatoes
- 3,5 oz bologna sausage (100 g), grated
- 2 large garlic cloves chopped
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- ¼ cup whole milk (60 ml)
- 1 tbsp strong mustard
- Brush the potatoes well under cold running tap water and let them drain. I didn't peel them but go ahead if you want to! Chop the potatoes into smaller chunks and add them to a large pan. Cover with cold water, season with a pinch of salt and place the pan over high heat.
- Cook the potatoes for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Right before the potatoes are done, transfer a tablespoon of the butter and the chopped garlic cloves to a high pan. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Then add the sliced kale (or savoy cabbage).
- Stirfry the kale for a couple of minutes. Season with a pinch of pepper and salt. Drain the potatoes and add them to the kale in the pan.
- Mash the potatoes and kale up well. Add the mustard, the remaining butter and the whole milk.
Mash well again. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Add the grated bologna sausage to the mash.
- Stir firmly until the mash is well combined. Scoop the kale mash onto plates and serve hot.