Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Olive Oil

  • Yield: 4 servings


3pounds all-purpose potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
Salt, to taste
4tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 garlic cloves, minced
1bunch kale, large stems stripped and discarded
1/2cup warm whole milk or light cream
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
5 scallions, chopped
1/4cup shredded Parmesan cheese, for garnish


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Add a pinch salt. Bring potatoes to a boil and cook 20 minutes until tender. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped kale; saute over medium heat 4 minutes until softened. Add sauteed kale to bowl with the potatoes.
  3. Mash potatoes and kale together with a potato masher or fork. Slowly add warm milk and combine. Season with salt and pepper; mix just until creamy with a few chunks. Place potatoes in a serving bowl. Make a well in center and pour remaining olive oil over top. Sprinkle with scallions and parmesan cheese, if using.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 428
  • Fat 16g
  • Cholesterol 7mg
  • Sodium 88mg
  • Carbohydrate 64g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Protein 9g