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Garlicky kale and bean–stuffed potatoes

Total Time
1 hr 35 min
25 min
1 hr 10 min
These hearty double-baked potatoes bring together sweet peppers, onions, earthy kale, and a nice hit of fresh garlic. If your family doesn’t love kale, use fresh baby spinach instead and decrease the sautéing time by a few minutes.


Uncooked russet potato

32 oz, 4 (8-ounce)

Olive oil

2 tsp

Uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 item(s), medium, red variety, thinly sliced

Uncooked red onion(s)

1 medium, halved and sliced into thin wedges

Fresh thyme

2 tsp, leaves


3 medium clove(s), sliced

Uncooked kale

3 cup(s), lightly packed chopped

Canned cannellini beans

15 oz, (1 can), rinsed and drained


2 Tbsp

Vegetable broth

cup(s), plus additional as needed

Unsalted butter

1 Tbsp

Table salt

¾ tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Scrub potatoes, pat dry, and prick each several times with fork; place on small rimmed baking sheet. Bake until potatoes are very soft when pierced with tip of paring knife, about 1 hour. Leave oven on.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper, onion, thyme, and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are very soft, about 10 minutes. Add kale and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 5 minutes, adding tablespoon or two of water if mixture seems dry. Set aside.
  4. Set aside 1/2 cup beans. Place remaining beans in food processor with water and process until smooth. Transfer to medium bowl.
  5. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out potato flesh, leaving 1/4-inch wall. Reserve half of potato flesh (about 1 1/2 cups) for another use. Place remaining potato flesh in bowl with pureed beans. With fork, mash beans and potato together. Stir in broth, butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spoon mixture evenly into potato shells. Place filled potatoes on small baking sheet.
  6. Stir kale mixture, reserved whole beans, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in bowl. Pile kale mixture into potatoes. Place sheet of foil loosely over potatoes. Bake until heated through, 8–10 minutes.
  7. Serving size: 2 stuffed potato halves