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Spanakopita Mashed Potatoes

I learned to cook by watching my mom in the kitchen. Most of the recipes I make use only five or six ingredients, and have a healthier bent. I created this recipe after I tried a spinach-topped baked potato. Flecks of red and green from the potato skin and spinach make these potatoes look festive and special. By not peeling the potatoes, you not only keep some nutrients, you also save on prep time.—Ashley Levy, Columbia, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in another large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add spinach; cover and boil for 3-5 minutes or until wilted. Drain and coarsely chop; keep warm.
  • Drain potatoes and return to the saucepan. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper; mash until smooth. Fold in cheese and spinach.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 145 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • ShanonG
    Oct 20, 2017

    Quick and easy. Tasty. I used the left-overs the next day as potato pancakes.

  • pattiwac
    Nov 3, 2014

    I've been making this for 60 plus years and it is excellent. I normally use blue cheese rather than the feta. My sister in law brought it over from her home in Belgium. YUMMY I'll try it with feta for a change of pace.