CHEESY CHEDDAR AND SPINACH MASHED POTATOES

Ellen Bales

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A new, healthier twist on the ordinary mashed potato casserole.
Recipe & photo: cooking.com
01-06-15


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Serves:

6

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

6 large
yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 c
milk
1/2 c
chicken broth
4 Tbsp
butter, softened
1 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1
vidalia onion, thinly sliced
4 clove
garlic, finely chopped
1 pkg
(11 oz.) baby spinach
1-1/2 c
shredded cheddar cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place the potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer about 20 minutes, until tender. Drain and return to pot.
2
Add the milk, broth, butter and 3/4 tsp. salt. Mash with a potato masher until fairly smooth.
3
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until very tender, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute.
4
Add the spinach in batches and cook until spinach is wilted and any liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
5
Spread half the potato mixture into a sprayed 2-qt. baking dish. Top with half of the spinach mixture and half of the cheese. Top with the remaining potato mixture, the remaining spinach mixure and the remaining cheese.
6
Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 400ยบ oven until the filling is heated through and the topping is browned and bubbly, about 25 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American