Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Leeks

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

i just threw this together last night when some great friends came over for dinner. it was a really tasty addition to the rest of the meal: big, fresh romaine salad, cran carrots (posted separately) sauteed mushrooms, my friend's lentil loaf (posted separately), rye bread, great spanish red wine, candidato-blueberry crumble for dessert (posted separately). and my husband and i just finished up the leftovers which reheated nicely. enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 medium red potatoes
  • 2 cups kale, chopped (_not_ packed too snuggly ;)
  • 1 medium leek, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup potato water
  • salt and pepper


  1. cube and boil potatoes (with skins) in lightly salted water.
  2. strain, reserve 1 cup water.
  3. sautee garlic and leek in 2 Tbs oil until translucent.
  4. add kale, sautee until wilted.
  5. mash potatoes with reserved water, 2 remaining Tbs of oil.
  6. fold in sauteed veggies.
  7. add salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

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Loved the flavor lift that the Kale, Leeks & garlic gave to the potatoes. This could be a do ahead recipe and reheat the potatoes just before serving. I have used dried Kale reconstituted with mashed potatoes - it is very good too. Thanksheather for a really good recipe. — Oct 17, 2004 Update - Made the recipe with fresh steamed Kale, chopped unfortunately did not have any leeks - still delicious thanks again Heather