Healthy Potato and Spinach Casserole

A simple mix of vegetable stock and olive oil replaces the usual milk and butter in this lightened up mashed potato casserole. A little cooked spinach adds even more goodness.

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  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 10 ounces spinach
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.

  2. Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes. During the last minute of cooking, add the spinach.

  3. Drain, shaking out any excess water and return to the pot. Add the oil and mash the potatoes until smooth. Stir in the stock and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Transfer the potatoes to a 3-quart ceramic baking dish and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top. Bake for 15 minutes, until the top is lightly browned and serve warm.

Contributed By Photo © Phoebe Lapine Published November 2012

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