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Spinach mashed potatoes in a white bowl on grey napkin.

Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
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Mashed potatoes are delicious and satisfying while spinach is packed with nutrition. This recipe combines the two for the best of both worlds!


  • 8 cups fresh spinach, (or 8 oz.)
  • 3 lbs. russet potatoes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1.5 tsp. salt


  • Prep Spinach: Put the spinach in a food processor and pulse until the spinach is minced (very small pieces). Set aside.
  • Prep Potatoes: Peel potatoes and cut into large cubes. Put the cubed potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add a small handful of salt (a couple tablespoons) to the pot.
  • Boil Potatoes: Bring the pot to a boil  and cook until the potatoes are fork tender (about 15-20 minutes). Keep an eye on the pot to make sure it doesn't boil over. If it does, no big deal. Just turn down the heat slightly and give them a stir.
  • Strain & Add Ingredients: Once the potatoes are cooked through, CAREFULLY drain the potatoes.
  • Mash (if using potato masher): Return to potatoes to the pot over low heat. Add the milk, butter, Greek yogurt and 1.5 teaspoons of salt to the potatoes. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until you reach your desired consistency (smooth or chunky) and the ingredients are well combined. 
    Mash (if using potato ricer or colander): To mash them, put the potatoes through a potato ricer or colander back into the pot over low heat. Then add the milk, butter, Greek yogurt and 1.5 teaspoons of salt to the potatoes. Stir until well combined.
  • Add Spinach: Add the minced spinach to the pot and stir until well combined. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Note: Every serving of potatoes contains a full cup of fresh spinach! 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 452mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g
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