In our family there’s typically a meat, starch, and vegetable(s) at dinnertime. (I know, sounds a bit boring and scientific.) Usually the components are separate – a piece of fish or meat, rice or pasta, and a side of sauteed vegetables – which means I have to cook each separately. But, on a lazy day, there’s nothing like combining everything together – and not like in a fried rice, my other go-to one-dish dinner. Hearty and filling, this is a savory blend of roasted potatoes, peppery, earthy kale, and spicy, sweet sausage. It is comforting and perfect for an evening in front of the TV….. if you don’t have kids =)
Kale with Sausage and Potatoes
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage, or other sausage (we like it spicy)
1 onion, sliced thin (about 1 1/2 cup’s worth of sliced onions)
2 large garlic cloves, sliced thin
1 pound kale (1 large bunch), center thick rib removed, leaves roughly chopped
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
3-4 small/medium new potatoes
Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cube potatoes and toss with 1-2 tsp olive oil and a generous pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. Roast for 35-45 minutes, until tender. Toss the potatoes halfway through cooking.
- Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the bulk sausage; if you can’t find bulk sausage, remove the casings on the links. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the onion slices and turn the heat to high. Cook until the edges of the onions brown, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the kale, sprinkle salt over everything, then add the chicken stock. Cover the pan, lower the heat to medium and cook for 2 minutes.
- Uncover, mix everything well (the kale will have cooked down by now) and add the potatoes. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until combined. Serve.