Wednesday, June 15, 2011


~ my own little brain

4 lb. potatoes, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
milk or broth
sour cream
4 large handfuls fresh spinach, chopped
4 green onions, sliced
1 c. shredded cheddar
1 c. French fried onions

Place potatoes and garlic in boiling water until potatoes are tender. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain and mash potatoes. Add milk or broth, sour cream, butter, and salt until the desired taste and texture has been reached. Stir in spinach, green onions, and cheddar. Spread in 9x13-inch pan and sprinkle with French fried onions. Bake 30 minutes.

Notes: The measurements are just a loose guide. I never actually measure and have made it with various amounts of each thing. We've had it with red and russet potatoes, peeled and unpeeled, milk and broth, with and without green onions, and so on. Do what works for you. The spinach shrinks down a ton when cooking and you can't taste it at all, which makes this dish perfect if you're looking for ways to incorporate spinach into the diets of people who don't like it. You can just mix it all on the stovetop if you don't have the time or desire to bake it.


jani said...

Ok, this is the one I tried.
Got good reviews at the potluck.
Didn't follow explicitly of course.
Did not have the french fried onions so just put cheese on top.

Bethany Weathersby said...

Jani - I'm glad you found the elusive spinach recipe and that it was a hit at the potluck. :) I haven't made this in a while, but it sounds really good. Maybe I'll add it to my next menu.