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Spinach and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Jazz up those mashed potatoes by adding in healthy spinach and flavorful garlic. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup whole buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 199
  • fat 9.7 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 6.4 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 25 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 310 mg
  • calcium 68 mg
  • sugars 3 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Arrange potatoes in a microwave-safe dish; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Cut a 1/2-inch slit in plastic. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes or until tender; transfer to a bowl. Microwave buttermilk in a microwave-safe cup 30 seconds; pour buttermilk and 2 tablespoons olive oil over potatoes. Mash until mostly smooth.

  2. While potatoes cook, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add minced fresh garlic to pan; cook 1 minute or until fragrant. Add spinach to pan; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts, stirring constantly. Stir spinach mixture, salt, and pepper into potatoes. Serve potatoes immediately.