Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Side dishes and I are either best friends or complete enemies. After making the main dish, side dishes are lucky to hit the table… especially *new* side dish recipes. I tend to stick to what I know and what my kids will actually eat.

Mashed Potatoes are such a classic and crowd favorites side dish. It is the one vegetable side dish I can count on my kids eating nearly 100% of the time.

So thats when the clever idea came… why not sneak is another veggie?! These potatoes are AMAZING! The spinach adds a great pop of color. They are creamy and absolutely delicious! You won’t want to make them any other way!

Spinach Mashed Potatoes from chef-in-training.com ...A delicious twist on a classic side dish! They are packed with flavor!

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Spinach Mashed Potatoes
A fun and unique twist to a classic favorite! The flavor of these Spinach Mashed Potatoes are incredible!
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 3 lbs. potatoes
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup Parmesan
  • 1¼ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  1. Peel and cut potatoes into 8 sections.
  2. Add water to completely cover potatoes. Cook until fork tender then drain out water.
  3. Place potatoes in large mixing bowl. Add sour cream, butter and milk and beat until creamy and smooth.
  4. Add spinach, garlic salt, salt, pepper. and Parmesan and beat until well mixed in.
  5. Stir in 1 cup cheddar cheese and garnish the top with additional ¼ cup cheddar cheese.


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  1. Serene @ House of Yumm

    I am terrible with side dishes! Main meal of course, side dish? The thought usually never enters my mind. So I LOVE your idea of taking a classic and sneaking in veggies :) Pinning!

  2. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I loooove mashed potatoes - and this is such a good way to get an extra veg into your meal! Gorgeous cheesy topping too :)

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    They look so good and way to sneak in some veggies! I'm the opposite...I make meals out of appetizers and sides, eating bits and pieces from here there and everywhere. I need to work on my main dishes more :) Pinned!

  4. The Wellness Wife

    These look and sound amazing. I love anything with spinach in it! Why not put it in mashed potatoes! I am definitely trying these!

  5. SteveC

    Sounds good, but don't you have to bake it for a while?

  6. Busy Mom


    These mashed potatoes turned out so flavorful and creamy! Probably the best I've ever had. :) Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I did a blog post about it if you'd like to see.
    Thanks again!

  7. Donna


    This looks real good! Do you cook the fresh spinach before adding to potatoes? Can't wait to try this! :)