Recipe: Kale Mashed Potatoes

In the past I had always said that mashed potato was my least favourite way to serve potatoes. I seem to have backflipped on this recently as it’s making an appearance on my table more and more often! These kale mashed potatoes are my current favourite – they’re rustic and seriously delicious!

Kale Mashed Potato | I Spy Plum Pie

Ingredients List

  • 1kg potatoes
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 4 spring onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter (or vegan alternative)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 stalks fresh rosemary


  1. Cut the potatoes in to roughly 2cm pieces and place in a saucepan with salt
  2. Cover with water to 2cm above the potatoes. Bring to the boil and cook for 12-15 minutes, until tender
  3. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid, then return to a bowl and mash roughly
  4. Meanwhile, remove the kale from its stems and roughly chop.
  5. Slice the spring onions and mince the garlic
  6. Heat some oil in a pan and add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, then add the kale and spring onion. Cook a further 2 minutes until wilted.
  7. Add the olive oil, butter, garlic, kale and spring onions to the potatoes and fold to combine. Slowly add the reserved liquid as required to reach your desired consistency.
  8. Season well with salt and pepper then top with fresh rosemary leaves

Kale Mashed Potato | I Spy Plum Pie

That’s all there is to these kale mashed potatoes! I love that these are on the rustic end of the mashed potato scale – no need to make these super silky smooth. Depending on what kind of potatoes you are using, you don’t¬†necessarily need to remove the skin.

Kale Mashed Potato | I Spy Plum Pie

I find these kale mashed potatoes are an excellent way to use abundant winter veggies in a way that doesn’t make it feel like you’re eating a bunch of kale! It’s a seriously excellent side dish to your favourite winter meals. I don’t share recipes for side dishes here anywhere often enough. I might have to change that!

Kale Mashed Potato | I Spy Plum Pie

How about giving these kale mashed potatoes a try this week?

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