Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash

  • 10MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 325KCAL

Our tasty, slimming friendly Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash makes a delicious meal if you’re calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories325
  • Carbs55g
  • Protein17g
  • Fat5g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars4g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

This slimming friendly Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash is similar to a bubble and squeak recipe and is fantastic if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Our Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash is not only really quick and easy to make, but it’s super cheap too! It’s a fantastic comfort food and can be served as the main part of a meal or as an accompaniment.

We’ve used butter buds in this recipe which are butter-flavoured granules that give that buttery taste without all of the extra calories.

We love to add a touch of horseradish sauce to this recipe to give it an extra flavour kick, but this is completely optional!

What diets is this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash suitable for?

This Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash recipe is suitable for gluten free diets.

It can be made dairy free as long as you exclude or swap out the following optional ingredients;

  • Butter buds

It can also be made vegetarian by swapping out the following ingredients for vegetarian alternatives:

  • Bacon medallions

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash recipe?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash?

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If you haven’t tried Butter Buds yet then you really should.

They are fat and cholesterol free, butter-flavoured granules that can be used in place of butter. Try it on potatoes, vegetables, pasta or rice! You can pick some up on Amazon.

How many calories are in this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash?

There are 325 calories per portion in this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Cook the potatoes in some boiling, salted water, until they are soft enough to mash.

Step 2

While the potatoes are cooking, spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 3

Cook the bacon and spring onions in the frying pan until they are cooked through.

Step 4

Put the kale on top of the onions and bacon, then cover with a lid.

Step 5

Cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Drain the potatoes and mash them roughly.

Step 7

Season with a little salt and pepper. If you’re using horseradish and butter buds add them now and stir well.

Step 8

Mix the potato in with the bacon, spring onions and kale.

Step 9

Fry for 5 minutes, then serve with some extra speed!

What could I serve with this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash?

This Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash is perfect when served as a main meal with vegetables as an accompaniment, but we also love it when served as an accompaniment with the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash is cooked?

To start, you’ll need to boil your potatoes until soft and then fry your bacon and spring onions until cooked through.

Add your kale to the bacon and spring onions and cook for 5 minutes and then combine all the ingredients into a frying pan and fry for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat this Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash

Our tasty, slimming friendly Bacon, Spring Onion and Kale Hash makes a delicious meal if you’re calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 325
  • Carbs 55G
WW Points
  • 4 Green
  • 4 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 5 medium to large potatoes washed, peeled and diced
  • 1 bunch spring onions finely chopped
  • 300 g kale washed and shredded
  • 6 bacon medallions diced
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp horseradish sauce optional
  • 1 sachet butter buds optional
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Cook the potatoes in some boiling, salted water, until they are soft enough to mash.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray.
  3. Cook the bacon and spring onions in the frying pan until they are cooked through.
  4. Put the kale on top of the onions and bacon, then cover with a lid.
  5. Cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes.
  6. Drain the potatoes and mash them roughly.
  7. Season with a little salt and pepper. If you're using horseradish and butter buds add them now and stir well.
  8. Mix the potato in with the bacon, spring onions and kale.
  9. Fry for 5 minutes, then serve with some extra speed!

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Aimie HemmingsWednesday 10th April 2019

Does this reheat well?

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    CateWednesday 10th April 2019

    Yes you could reheat this, just make sure it’s piping hot throughout before serving! 🙂

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AlexandraWednesday 11th April 2018

Hi, I’m really keen to try this dish it looks fabulous! (Love your website by the way, recently tried your banana bread and it was amazing). I’m really not a big fan of kale, do you think it would work with cabbage instead? Or is there anything else you would suggest? Thanks!

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