Kale Lentil Stew with Mashed Potatoes

Kale Lentil Stew with Mashed Potatoes

Fire-roasted tomatoes add slightly smoky flavor to red lentils. The addition of mashed potatoes gives this an upside-down shepherd’s pie feel.

Prep Time: 35 mins

Additional Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Servings: 4

Yield: 8 cups

Nut-Free Soy-Free High-Fiber Vegetarian Egg-Free Gluten-Free



1 ½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

¾ teaspoon salt, divided

¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

3 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

1 (15 ounce) can low-sodium fire-roasted diced tomatoes

¾ cup red lentils, rinsed

4 ounces baby kale (5 cups)

½ cup whole milk

2 tablespoons butter

⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese



Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Add potatoes, cover and cook until tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add broth, tomatoes and lentils and bring to a simmer over high heat. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until the lentils are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in kale. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.

Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot; add milk, butter and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each pepper and salt. Mash to desired consistency. Stir in Parmesan.

Serve the stew over the mashed potatoes.


To make ahead: Refrigerate stew (Step 2) for up 3 days.

Nutritional Info:

Serving Size 2 cups

calories 458 total fat 13g saturated fat 6g cholesterol 24mg sodium 720mg total carbohydrate 68g dietary fiber 9g total sugars 9g protein 18g vitamin c 49mg calcium 236mg iron 6mg potassium 1195mg

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