Smashed Potatoes with Creamy Spinach
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
The spinach adds color, flavor and nutrition to ordinary mashed potatoes.
1 1/2 pounds potato(es), yukon gold or red
1/3 cup milk, whole
2 cups spinach, fresh baby, chopped, packed
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper, black, ground
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, fresh, grated
Wash potatoes and cut each into one inch cubes. Place in a medium saucepan and completely cover with water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmering potatoes for 6 to 8 minutes until tender when you stick them with a fork. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add the milk, the garlic powder and the parmesan cheese. Stir in the spinach and cook for 1 minute until spinach is just wilted. Drain the water from potatoes and place in a mixing bowl. Remove skin if desired. Add the creamed spinach mixture to the potatoes and use a fork or potato masher to lightly mash the potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir and serve.
Per Serving: 197 calories, 7 g fat,4.4 g saturated fat, 5 g protein,29 g carbohydrates, 3g dietary fiber,403 mg sodium