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Greens with Potatoes & Sausage Recipe

Greens with Potatoes & Sausage is a hearty and filling but healthy weeknight dinner that comes together in just about 30 minutes. It's paleo, gluten-free, and whole30 friendly. Plus, it'll make everyone in the family happy. Get the recipe now!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Paleo, Pork, Whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 603 kcal


For the Greens & Potatoes

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

For the Quick Sausage

  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1.5 lb ground pork


  1. 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…
  2. 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…
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Finish the potatoes. Drain the potatoes in a colander. Smash and peel the garlic cloves; set aside.
  6. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Greens with Potatoes & Sausage Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 603 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 1881mg78%
Potassium 1361mg39%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 3535IU71%
Vitamin C 60.5mg73%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 7.8mg43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.