Pressure Cooker Kale Mashed Potatoes


One of my favorite things to cook in my Cuisinart Pressure Cooker are Pressure Cooker Kale Mashed Potatoes.

One of my favorite things to cook in my Cuisinart Pressure Cooker are Pressure Cooker Kale Mashed Potatoes.

Are You Crazy for Kale?

Do you flip for kale or just want to add more of it to your diet? Well, have I got a recipe for Pressure Cooker Kale Mashed Potatoes that you just might love!

Let me preface today’s recipe with “if I could’ve, I would’ve.”

If I could’ve, I would’ve loaded these potatoes with buttery, creamy goodness, much like Giada De Laurentiis does. But if my little guy was going to enjoy them, I’d have to make them free of the sinfully good stuff—butter and cheese.

I used my basic Mom’s Mashed Potatoes recipe and added to it sauteed and seasoned kale. This time, however, I used my pressure cooker—which I dearly love. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, just boil the potatoes and sauté the kale stove top.

My Beloved Pressure Cooker

This is the pressure cooker I use (affiliate link). I love that it is programmable, taking much of the guesswork out of pressure cooking. I bought this pressure cooker when my slow cooker died and I have not looked back. If I could describe what a pressure cooker does it would be “slow cooking FAST!”

The beauty of pressure cookers is that you can brown and sauté meat and veggies before securing the lid to do it’s thing. This greatly enhances the flavor of meat. And speaking of meat. It comes out so tender. So good. So fast. A five pound chicken cooks in just 22 minutes. Bone broth? Done in an hour.

Most pressure cookers come with a non-stick insert. That didn’t fly with me so I did some research and found that this stainless steel insert (affiliate link) fits the Cuisinart pressure cooker perfectly.

The only negative thing I’ve found with this model (and maybe it applies to all models) is that the scent of whatever you cooked last lingers in the silicon ring that seals the cooker tight. Does anyone else have this issue? Aside from that I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Cuisinart Pressure Cooker.

Dairy-Free Pressure Cooker Kale Mashed Potatoes

Dairy-Free Pressure Cooker Kale Mashed Potatoes


  • 1 tablespoon OLIVE OIL or BACON FAT
  • 1 small ONION, diced
  • 1 small bunch KALE, stemmed and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cloves GARLIC, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon SALT
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white PEPPER
  • 1/3 cup CHICKEN BROTH or water
  • 1 cup WATER
  • 3 pounds RUSSET POTATOES, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons OLIVE OIL or nondairy buttery spread
  • 1 tablespoon NUTRITIONAL YEAST (adds "cheesy" flavor)
  • 2 teaspoons GRANULATED ONION
  • 1 teaspoon CHICKEN BOUILLON (I used this one ... organic version only!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground BLACK PEPPER
  • 2 tablespoons hot WATER
  • SALT to taste


  1. In the pot of a pressure cooker sauté onion in 1 tablespoon oil or bacon fat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add kale, garlic, salt, pepper, and broth. Sauté/sweat until kale is tender and liquid has evaporated. Transfer to bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add to pressure cooker pot 1 cup water and potatoes. Cook on high 7 minutes. Immediately release.
  4. In a small bowl combine olive oil, yeast, granulated onion, bouillon, pepper and hot water.
  5. Drain all but 1/3 cup cooking water from potatoes.
  6. Mash potatoes until thick.
  7. Add bouillon mixture and continue to mash until creamy.
  8. Stir in sautéed kale.
  9. Season to taste with salt. 
  10. Serve.

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Mark December 8, 2013 - 1:32 am

I'm not a big fan of kale, but those mash potatoes sure look tasty. Is there a reason why you add yeast for cheesy flavor and not actual cheese?

Lexie December 8, 2013 - 3:46 am

Hey Mark, sorry I have to giggle on this one … because my site is dairy-free. Hence no cheese in the potatoes, but true me … if you my kid could do cheese, these mashers would have cheese in them. 🙂 xoLexie

Mark December 9, 2013 - 6:57 am

Ahh, thanks for clearing that up. Well that's a bit embarrassing. I failed to read the subtitle of your blog and went straight for the recipe. In my defense, I was in a hurry finding various recipes to make over the weekend. Can't say I tried this recipe, but I would consider this for Christmas dinner! 🙂

Millie | Add A Little October 9, 2014 - 6:23 am

Looks fantastic – I love the addition of nutritional yeast!


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