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

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2016


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

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


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; fat 9.7g; saturated fat 1.8g; mono fat 6.4g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 25g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 2mg; sodium 310mg; calcium 68mg; sugars 3g.