Greens with Potatoes & Sausage Recipe

Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Serves Serves 2–4


    For the Greens & Potatoes

    • 4 medium white potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 bunch kale (about 1 pound)
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

    For the Quick Sausage


    Prep the potatoes. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-inch dice. Place them in a medium saucepan, add enough cold water just to cover them, and add the salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender but not falling apart, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile…

    Prep the kale. Remove the tough stems from the kale and cut the leaves into 1-inch-wide strips. Place 1 cup water in a large, nonstick skillet and bring to a boil. Add the kale, cover the pan, and steam until tender, checking it once in a while to stir. While the kale steams…

    Make the sausage seasoning. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, salt, Italian herb blend, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika; set aside. When the kale is tender and the water has evaporated, transfer the kale to a large bowl and set aside.

    Cook the sausage. Reheat the same skillet you used for the kale over medium-high heat, 2 minutes. Crumble the pork into the pan and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. Add the spices to the pork, stir to combine, and continue to cook until the pork is browned, then add it to the bowl with the kale.

    Finish the potatoes. Drain the potatoes in a colander. Smash and peel the garlic cloves; set aside.

    Bring it all together. Reheat the skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 the oil, crushed garlic, and red pepper flakes. When the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds, add the kale and pork to the skillet. Toss with two wooden spoons to coat everything in oil and cook 1 minute. Add the drained potatoes and toss to combine. Let it cook 2 minutes and taste it, adding additional salt and pepper, if necessary. Toss and cook 1–2 minutes more until it͛s heated through. individual serving plates and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top. Drizzle with additional extra-virgin olive oil, if you’re feeling fancy.


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