Stove Top Potato & Kale Dish

Ok…I know potatoes aren’t necessarily the type of food that makes you excited and eager to make ASAP…But i’m on a mission in my household, and in a few weeks I’ll disclose all the details of what I’ve been working on.

But to get you somewhat excited, you should know that it’s all about healthy grocery shopping each week on a LOW budget. It’s about stretching food, using the ingredients you have on hand, and not over spending each week at the grocery store!

Normally during the week I visit the grocery store 2-3 times. Eeeeeee!! Partly because my girls eat a flat of berries a day, and partly because I’m a food blogger. Sadly, I buy A LOT of food to go along with my long lists of ideas that I have planned for this 3rd child of mine (the blog), but I usually don’t get to most of them.

HENCE I buy more than I need which equals…I spend more.

It’s really a simple fix, but I’ve never been a simple person. Ever. Ask my husband. And my parents. I’m fantastic.

Near the end of the week I start to notice that the few things I have left in my kitchen areΒ no where near what I want to eat, so at that point I head to the grocery store and buy what we would rather have…

But I’m changing.

So what happens when I open my fridge and see some rotting potatoes, a handful of kale, and a lemon? Β As my good friend Tim Gunn once said…”Make it work.”

So I saved the lemon for the baby, and made a potato dish that was flavorful, comforting, and surprisingly didn’t taste anything like ‘the end of the week.’

*I love this dish because it contains a great variety of vegetables, which is always a plus! Feel free to jazz these up as a breakfast side dish, or top them like you would a baked potato!*

Stove Top Potato & Kale Dish
  • 3 TB. coconut oil
  • 2 TB. chopped garlic
  • ½ sweet onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 4-5 golden potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 bunch curly kale, stems removed, leaves chopped
  • opt: a little veggie broth to add while the potatoes are cooking, about ¼ cup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • preferred seasonings (We like a sprinkle of paprika, garlic, hot sauce, and cumin)
  1. Heat your coconut oil in a pan on low/medium heat.
  2. Cook your onions and garlic until onions become translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Next add in your carrots and bell pepper. Toss and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add in your potatoes, toss, and cover the pan with foil. Add a little broth if you want the potatoes softer more than crispy. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Once the potatoes are cooked to your liking, add your seasonings to taste.
  6. Fold in the kale, cook for a minutes to warm kale.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!


These would be perfect with tons of toppings as if you were loading a baked potato, such as:

Eggs, cheese, greek yogurt, salsa, beans, hot sauce, etc…

But out of the above toppings, only one thing was in my fridge…Salsa. πŸ™‚


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  1. I would love this for breakfast! I just need someone to make it for me. Or someone to come take my children so I can actually have a breakfast that takes more than 5 minutes to make. πŸ˜‰ I’m with you on trying to use up all of the ingredients you have before buying more. It’s hard! Way to get creative!

  2. Oh my goodness you crack me up!! I love how you are so honest…”I’ve never been a simple person….” I wish I lived close to you! Haha

  3. Potatoes make me very excited! Lol they are my favorites! I’ve been brainstorming about a potato-kale dish for a while, but haven’t come up with anything great yet. This looks so good!

  4. Can’t wait to hear how you’re lowing your grocery bill! It’s an ongoing task over here. This dish looks delish! I love potato and kale together πŸ™‚

  5. Love this idea!! That looks better than anything I could have come up with a bunch of leftovers. πŸ™‚ I also kind of love your Project Runway reference!! πŸ™‚

  6. We hear ya!! Being new health food bloggers we typically have to make things ohhh 3-4 times to get the recipe right… and then the darn pictures don’t come out! Can’t wait to read about health food shopping on a budget πŸ™‚

  7. Made this dish tonight. I added some turmeric, cumin, red chili powder, sugar and lemon juice to the mix. Topped it with an over easy egg. YUM!

  8. Made it this morning and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Jean Terry says:

    I wonder if it would be good with yams or sweet potatoes?

  10. I have a nightshade allergy so i swapped potatoes for white yams. I also didnt have kale so i used spinach but same concept and it was great! Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Made it tonight!!! Hubby and minions (10, 7, and 5) gobbled it up! I served it with steak and eggs w/ homemade salsa. Thanks for the recipe. We always have an abundance of kale from our CSA farm.

    • Yes! I love when I hear about husbands and kids eating the dish, it’s the best news! Thanks so much for making in Jenn and for sharing that you did, with me! xoxo

  12. Just finished making and it is awesome!!!!! I added a little chicken broth so the taters would cook better. Thanks so much!!

  13. Um, I’ve never used kale before. I bought some for the first time for this recipe. I don’t see when you are supposed to add it or how long it needs to cook. Could someone help me out?

    • Hi Ashley,
      I’m so sorry I completely left that part out. I added it in, thank you for letting me know.
      You add in the kale after everything is done cooking and let it cook for just a couple of minutes, because it doesn’t need to cook that long. Hope that helped.


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