Emerald Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Light, low-fat, and delicious

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1 12 cups low-fat milk or 1 12 cups soymilk
  • 1 bunch scallion, white & light-green parts,finely sliced
  • 3 tablespoons ghee or 3 tablespoons lightly-salted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 cups kale, finely shredded (or other dark leafy green)


  1. In a large pot, combine potatoes and lightly salted water to cover.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and then cook until tender, about 25 minutes.
  3. Drain well.
  4. Meanwhile, in large saucepan, combine milk, scallions& kale.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 3 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Transfer potatoes to large bowl.
  8. Add butter and mash with potato masher until smooth.
  9. gradually stir in hot milk mixture until combined.
  10. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  11. If desired, add 2 or 3 roasted garlic cloves with salt& pepper!
Most Helpful

Easy peasy and delicious. Crunchy kale in mashed potatoes, I loved it!

Gay Gilmore February 22, 2002

This was the perfect recipe for the organic beet greens, garlic whistles and Egyptian walking onions I purchased at the farmers' market today and I'm happy I found both the Egyptian walking onions and this recipe. Easy directions and equally simple to prepare. You could take this recipe so many different routes. Reviewed for ZWT 2009.

COOKGIRl June 12, 2009

These were great. I loved being able to get some leafy greens into a food my kids love. They never even mentioned the spinach that I put in there. I added a few cloves of garlic to the boiling water and had to cook a bit longer than stated but it was no biggie. I used about 1 cup of milk, I figured I could always add more milk-couldn't take any out. We will make these again I am sure. Thanks for a keeper.

Margie99 March 19, 2009