“Kids Corner” Cheesy Spinach Smashed Potatoes

Thanks to Benedictine University Dietetic Intern Heather Plizga for sharing this recipe. Heather says: “What kid doesn’t love mashed potatoes? What about green smashed potatoes? This cheesy delight is a great way to give your child their first neutral exposure to spinach incorporated into an already loved food item.”
Vegetable cooking spray
12 ounces fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped (or other potatoes)
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup milk, warmed
1 cup Swiss cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Add spinach  in batches , along  with garlic, over medium-high heat until it wilts but does not lose its bright green color. Finish cooking and set aside.
Cook potatoes in a pot with boiling water until soft throughout. Drain potatoes and  return to pot. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes only partially to give “smashed” quality. Add in butter milk, Swiss cheese and spinach until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste
Serves 4.
From www.recipe4living.com

 

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