Kale & Potato Pie - Pre Race Rocket Fuel!

Team Triumph's famous Kale & Potato Pie started out with one of our members, Cary Willis cooking it for her husband Kevin Willis before many of his Ironman races including the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Well when word got out in Team Triumph that this is what he fuelled on every night when he won the 3 day triathlon Ultraman Canada, Kale & Potato Pie became the go to rocket fuel for Team Triumph!!

Thank you to Cary Willis for your nutritional knowledge and education of rocket fuel and thank you to Linda Lafrance who shared this recipe and also fuelled on this delicious treat when she qualified for and then completed the World Championships in Ironman in Kona, Hawaii!


Kale and Potato Pie

Original recipe by Cary Willis


6 cups of potatoes (I like Yukon gold)

1 ½ cups of chopped leaks, you may use onions if you don’t have leaks.

1-2 tbsp butter 

milk or cream to fluff your potatoes

1 cup of cheese of your choice (Farm Boy’s Smoked Applewood is very good in this mix)

2 cups of chopped kale

salt and pepper to taste



  1. Cook your potatoes
  2. Caramelize your leeks or onions in the pan
  3. Roll up your kale leaves into tight log and slice then chop them into bite size pieces.
  4. Mash your cooked potatoes with butter and milk for desired consistency, 
  5. Add your leaks and kale along with ½ cup of cheese (keep remaining cheese for toping)
  6. Add your seasoning cover and heat through at 350 C for 20 min, uncover and cook for another 10 min to grill your cheese.
  7. Eat as much as you can of this for your pre-race meal.


To turn this into a vegan recipe replace the dairy with non-dairy milk, cheese and butter.



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