Garlic Kale Mashed Potatoes

2 lbs red potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 small onion, quartered
4 cloves garlic
1 bunch lacinato kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons milk

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the kale, onion, garlic and potatoes. Boil until the potatoes are fork-tender. Drain, mash in remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

My thoughts:

Are you ready for another side dish? Do you have your Thanksgiving menu down? If not, give these a try! I’m slowly learning to like kale (lacinato kale, anyway) and this is a new favorite was to make it. I boil it all up together and since kale is pretty hearty, it keeps its shape and texture while the garlic and potatoes become meltingly mashable. It is a great way to make mashed potatoes seem like a healthier option! Anything with kale has to be healthy, right? Right? Plus, if you are pinched for time, it can do double duty and be your only side dish.

I served this with roasted Brussels sprouts and tangerines and No Ordinary Pot Roast in case you are wondering what else is in the picture.

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