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Creamy Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Prep time 4 mins
Cook time 6 mins
Other time 1 min
Yield 5 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Add chopped spinach to your basic mashed potatoes to contribute nutrients as well as a dash of color. Use leftover spinach in a tossed salad, or sauté it in olive oil with garlic.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon light stick butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons tub-style light cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 2/3 cups frozen mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped fresh baby spinach

Nutrition Information

  • calories 128
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 2.4 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • protein 4.3 g
  • carbohydrate 19.8 g
  • fiber 3.4 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 224 mg
  • calcium 78 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, and sauté 1 minute or until tender and lightly browned. Add milk and next 3 ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a simmer, and add potatoes. Cook 2 minutes or until potatoes are smooth and fluffy, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach; let stand 1 minute or until spinach begins to wilt. Serve immediately.

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