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Smashed Potatoes with Greens

By cafb April 4, 2018

165 calories | 23g carbs | 7g fat (1g sat fat) | 4g protein | 307mg sodium | 2g fiber | 2g total sugars (0g added sugar) per serving

Serves 8 for $5.50

This heart-healthy recipe is a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen.


  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, chopped
  • 1 bunch collards, cut into ribbons
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ cup milk or milk substitute or plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes, and cook 15 minutes. Slightly lower the heat if the water spills over. Add the collards and cook 10 more minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. In the same pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and smoked paprika
  3. Return the potatoes and collards to the pan, add the milk and mash using a potato masher. Season with salt and pepper.

Kids in the Kitchen:

Mashing the potatoes is a great activity that kids can help with. Allow the pot to cool slightly to avoid burns and allow the kids to mash away.

Switch it Out:

Use sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. If you have on hand, swap the milk for coconut milk and use 1 teaspoon curry powder instead of smoked paprika.

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