Company’s coming and you want to serve something that’s reminiscent of Comfort Food but not plain and boring.
Lot’s of people love spinach, and many more love mashed potatoes.
Ever thought of combining the two?
Just the addition of some cream, (or substitute skim milk if you want it lighter) and you can throw together a good-old-favourite with an up-market twist.
Even better, it’s easy to make ahead and heat up in the oven if you want and if you are on a budget it’s cheap too.
Oh… and it tastes great too!
Creamed Mashed Potatoes With Spinach
2 lbs boiling potatoes, peeled (preferably Yukon Gold)
1/2 cup heavy cream (or skim milk)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 ounces baby spinach (6 cups)
grated cheese (optional)
Cover potatoes with salted cold water by 1 inch in a large saucepan and simmer, uncovered, until tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
While potatoes are simmering, bring cream, butter, salt, and pepper to a simmer in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and keep warm, covered.
Drain potatoes in a colander and cool slightly then mash in large saucepan.
Stir spinach into warm cream, tossing to coat, and when slightly wilted (after about 1 minute), immediately add to potatoes.Mash potatoes until almost smooth.
- If you are making this in advance, spoon it into an oven dish and heat for about 30 minutes at 200C (400F) The oven dish version is also nice with a sprinkling of grated cheese on top, but that’s an optional extra.