Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
9 Hours 30 Mins
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add kale and green onions; stir to coat. Add broth; cover and cook, stirring often, 10 minutes or until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a bowl; cover to keep warm.

Step 2

Bring potatoes, 1 Tbsp. salt, and water to cover to a boil in stockpot over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 20 minutes or just until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes, and let stand 3 minutes or until dry. Return to stockpot. Mash with a potato masher until smooth; stir in cream cheese and 4 Tbsp. butter. Fold in kale mixture.

Step 3

Microwave milk in a microwave-safe measuring cup at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until warm. Stir 1/2 cup warm milk into potato mixture. Add up to 1/2 cup more milk, 1 Tbsp. at a time, and stir until mixture thickens. (Mixture will firm up as it chills in Step ) Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Transfer mixture to a greased (with butter) 2 1/2-qt. gratin dish or baking dish. Dot with remaining 2 Tbsp. butter. Cover dish tightly with plastic wrap, and then with aluminum foil. Chill 8 hours to 5 days, or freeze up to 2 weeks.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 350°. Remove plastic wrap and foil, and bake 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve warm.

Step 6


Step 7

When oven space is at a premium, reheat these buttery mashed potatoes in the microwave. Make sure they're in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave at HIGH in 1-minute increments, stirring each time, until hot. Then spoon them into a serving dish.

Chef's Notes

We tested with Swanson Natural Goodness 33% Less Sodium Chicken Broth.

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