You Say Potato…

and I say $9.60?! Well that is certainly what I shouted (mentally, of course) when the cashier at Trader Joe’s told me what the total for a weeks worth of groceries was.

Due to New York being a giant ice box this week (not that I’m complaining) I wanted to cook up a toasty dish for dinner, which led me to this budget friendly gem.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with White Beans and Kale (serves 5…or 1 for 5 days)


  • 5 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 bag TJ’s frozen Kale (they were out of fresh kale due to a crop freezing)
  • 1 can white beans
  • 1 shallot (diced)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • Rosemary sprig
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes



  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Wash and bake potatoes for 45 minutes to an hour
  • Defrost and drain Kale
  • In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat (start this about 15-20 minutes before the potatoes are finished)
  • Saute the garlic, shallots, red pepper and rosemary for 2 minutes
  • Add in the kale and white beans and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Remove the rosemary
  • Add in the lemon juice and salt/pepper to taste; cook for another 2 minutes


Once the potatoes are finished, slice lengthwise and spoon in the kale mixture. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the final product, oops!




About kdsanta

Hello there! My name is Kate (if you hadn't already guessed), I live in Manhattan with my two kittens and tiny kitchen.
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