This Potato Kale Stuffing is a comfort food recipe that goes perfect with a turkey, chicken or pork chops. It’s simple to make because it’s made with instant potatoes! Potato Kale Stuffing is also always requested at Thanksgiving! The perfect hearty side dish for your holiday meal.
Today we’re talking about stuffing, because Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! The possibilities are endless with stuffing and I’m such a huge fan of it. I love playing around with stuffing recipes and creating new and tasty versions. I’ve shared my Amish Potato Stuffing and Cheesy Broccoli Stuffing Casserole before, but I wanted to share with you my current favorite side dish, Potato Kale Stuffing.
This recipe uses my Amish Potato Stuffing as a base, but I threw in kale to add some greens. Since the dish has a whopping 4 cups of kale in it, you don’t even need to make an extra vegetable to serve at dinner.
This is the perfect side dish to pair with turkey, chicken or pork chops for a complete meal. It’s also a great dish to serve for large potluck parties. Of course it’s always a hit for Thanksgiving, but it would even be great to serve for the Big Game! It’s super tasty and satisfying, so a small serving of it goes a long way.
What Is The Difference Between Stuffing And Dressing?
I always use the term stuffing, not dressing. So what’s the difference between the two? Not a whole lot, it’s mostly a regional preference as to whether you call it stuffing or dressing.
Technically, this recipe should probably be called dressing because it’s baked outside of a turkey. While stuffing is thought to be stuffed inside of a turkey.
Ingredients For This Potato Kale Stuffing Recipe
This stuffing recipe is super simple and you’ll only need 5 ingredients, not including spices. Aside from some butter, an onion, whole wheat bread, and some dry seasonings; you’ll need two essential ingredients to make this recipe.
First up, to make this stuffing super easy we’re using instant potatoes instead of having to wait to boil and mash potatoes. I used 2 bags of Idaho Spuds Roasted Garlic flavor potatoes because I love that extra garlic taste, but you can use any flavor of instant potatoes you like.
The second essential ingredient needed is kale. And in case you’ve never tried it before, potatoes and kale make the best partners! Maybe you remember this simple dish I posted? Yup, as you can see I’m still a big fan of potatoes and kale! Thankfully, even though it can be a brutal Winter, we still have kale growing in the greenhouse!
How to Make Potato Kale Stuffing
Nothing too fancy here. This recipe could not be easier! Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large skillet, sauté the onion and kale in butter over medium heat for about 10 minutes and until the kale is wilted.
Then, remove the skillet from the heat and stir in potatoes, bread, sage, parsley and salt + pepper.
Pour stuffing mixture into a medium-sized casserole dish. Bake, uncovered for 50-60 minutes or until the top is slightly browned and crisp. Serve and enjoy.
Tips For Making Stuffing
- I like using whole wheat bread in this recipe. However, you can really use any bread you like, some other great choices are focaccia, ciabatta, a French bread loaf or even sourdough bread.
- If the top of your stuffing starts to look overly browned before the baking time is up, you can cover the dish with foil.
Can You Make This Potato Kale Stuffing In Advance?
Yes, you can make this stuffing recipe ahead of time. Assemble this whole recipe, cover it with foil, and place it in the fridge for up to 8 hours before you plan to bake it. You may need to add more bake time to compensate for starting with a cold dish.
Next time you need a comforting side dish, or want to try a new stuffing for Thanksgiving, try this Potato Kale Stuffing recipe!
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- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion chopped
- 4 cups loose kale chopped
- 4 cups cooked mashed potatoes I used Instant potatoes to make it easier
- 4 slices whole wheat bread torn into pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- salt + pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large pan, saute the onion and kale in butter over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes or until the kale is wilted.
- Remove the pan from heat and stir in potatoes, bread, sage, parsley and salt + pepper.
- Pour stuffing mixture into a medium sized casserole dish.
- Bake, uncovered for 55-60 minutes or until the top is slightly browned and crisp.
- Serve and enjoy.