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maple, potato and sausage breakfast skillet with kale

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American


From Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup by Katie Webster {Quirk Books, 2015.} Although kale isn’t yet considered standard breakfast fare, it pairs wonderfully with traditional morning flavors: skillet-browned potatoes, sausage and maple syrup. This hearty breakfast is a contender for a new weekend brunch classic.



  • 1 large russet potato, medium diced
  • ½ pound pork breakfast sausage, casings removed if necessary
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 3 cups finely chopped Lacinato kale (no stems)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, dark or amber
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. 1. Bring several inches of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add potato and cook until the potato is just tender when tested with the tip of a pairing knife or fork, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, brown sausage in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, and breaking up into small chunks, until there is no longer any visible pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Scrape sausage from the skillet and keep warm.
  3. 3. Add oil to the skillet and return to medium-high heat. Add shallot and salt and cook, stirring often until fragrant, 30 to 90 seconds. Add potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally until the potatoes are mostly browned, 4 to 6 minutes.
  4. 4. Add the sausage and any accumulated juices from the plate, kale, maple syrup and vinegar, and cook, stirring often until the kale is wilted and just tender and the sausage is heated though, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with pepper.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 310.2 kcal
  • Sugar: 8.6 g
  • Sodium: 449.76 mg
  • Fat: 17.65 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.83 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.84 g
  • Fiber: 2.25 g
  • Protein: 11.64 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.69 mg

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