Kale Stew

This delicious savory stew is a very typical Dutch delicacy (known as "Stamppot" locally). This recipe requires vegan bacon so see where you can find either strips or chunks. The daring can also try making their own with ingredients such as rice paper, tempeh, coconuts, eggplant, and even shiitake mushrooms!

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


Servings: 4 persons
  • lbs
    potatoes (~8-10 potatoes)
  • cups
    kale or other leafy greens
  • 2 tbsp
    liquid margarine or butter
  • 1
    onion diced
  • 7-8 oz
    vegan bacon bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp
  • cup
    plant milk of choice


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them in half. Boil the potato halves until they are soft (about 20 minutes). Add the kale (or leafy green of choice) halfway through boiling the potatoes and add 10 minutes to the cooking time.
  2. Add liquid margarine (or butter) to a large baking pan and use it to fry the diced onions for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the vegan bacon to the pan and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Drain the kale and potato mix (you can store the liquid to use as vegetable stock later) and add the plant milk and mustard. Use a potato masher to turn the mixture into a smooth puree, adding more plant milk and mustard depending on the smoothness you prefer. Once your desired texture is achieved, add the baking pan contents in and stir until you have a somewhat uniform puree-to-bacon ratio.

  4. (Optional) Leave a little bit of vegan bacon out of the dish to place on top of the final product for a nice photo finish.


Tip: Another delicious option is to use vegan sausage slices (smoked or your personal favourite) instead of vegan bacon for that smokey, savoury, 'sausage-y' kick we all love.

Courses: Main Course
Cuisines: Dutch
Difficulty: level 1 (easy)
Season: winter
Number ingredients: 5-10 ingredients
Taste: savory
Preparation method: cooking
Type of dish: stew
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge

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