I was in Trader Joe’s the other day and they were handing out samples of their premade mashed potatoes mixed with kale. Of course I tried it – and it was SO good. A really amazing combination. I marched myself right back to the produce department and grabbed some potatoes and kale – I knew I could recreate this dish at home. And make it better.
The dish evolved a healthed up bangers and mash. (If you don’t know what that is, it’s and English dish of mashed potatoes, sausage and onion gravy. To die for.) I wanted the potatoes to have a bite to them – so I added green onions. And I amped up the creaminess without adding extra fat with some low fat cream cheese. Oh, and I added in some cheddar. Cause cheese makes everything better.
The end result? YUM! The perfect plate of comfort food to tuck into in front of a roaring fire. My kids devoured it – even the kale.
An added bonus is that you can easily get this on the table in less than 30 minutes. You can use any kind of chicken sausage you like – I used garlic and herb chicken sausages from Trader Joe’s. You can even find frozen kale in some supermarkets – talk about a time saver!