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Potato, Kale & Pancetta Mash in a bowl

Potato, Kale & Pancetta Mash

This chunky potato mash is the best savory side dish to almost anything!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 328kcal


  • 3 small/medium red potatoes
  • 3 small/medium yukon gold potatoes
  • water
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon green onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 ounce pancetta chopped
  • 1 bunch kale (or less) finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup milk or cream


  • Cut potatoes into small wedges (the smaller, the faster they'll cook), place into a bowl, and fill bowl halfway with water. Microwave for 6 minutes. Mix the potatoes. Then microwave another 6 minutes. A fork should slide easily into a potato wedge when done. Add microwave time if needed. Then strain.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a pan on low/medium heat. Once heated, add green onions, garlic, and pancetta to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Then add kale & salt/pepper to pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until kale cooks down.
  • Place potatoes in a large bowl, add butter and milk, and mash. Add the contents of the pan and mix everything together.


Serve mash in a bowl or plated, alongside a main dish of your choice.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 600mg | Potassium: 1012mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2382IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg