This recipe brings the advantages of spinach into the world of the popular, well loved mashed potato!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.

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  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the red and yellow bell pepper, and cook until the peppers begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the flour, and cook for 3 minutes more. Pour in the chicken broth, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Season to taste with black pepper.

  • Once the potatoes have finished draining, return them to the pot along with the baby spinach, Parmesan cheese, bacon bits, and garlic; mash until smooth. Fold in the butter and cream until incorporated and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve the mashed potatoes alongside the bell pepper gravy.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; protein 8.2g 16% DV; carbohydrates 32.3g 10% DV; fat 16.1g 25% DV; cholesterol 44.9mg 15% DV; sodium 230.8mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2008
My sister and I made this for a Christmas dinner (with roast and sauteed portobello mushrooms) and it was fantastic. The only change we made was to use real bacon because we had some on hand. The dish is very colorful very flavorful and incredibly unique -- but not at all difficult to make and seems impossible to mess up. I will definitely make this again and again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2009
I didn't think this had great flavor but I like the idea. I'll keep playing with it. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2008
My sister and I made this for a Christmas dinner (with roast and sauteed portobello mushrooms) and it was fantastic. The only change we made was to use real bacon because we had some on hand. The dish is very colorful very flavorful and incredibly unique -- but not at all difficult to make and seems impossible to mess up. I will definitely make this again and again. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2008
I have never liked spinach but once I tried this I just fell in love! I always serve it with emerals seasoning! This is the best side dish I've ever made it goes good with just about every dinner and when I brought it to my sister she made it 4 days in a row! This is a great recipe and I recommend it for every beginner in cooking becuase it is good filling and uniqe.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2009
I used real bacon instead of bacon bits and skipped the pepper gravy. It was good and I'll make it again. I'll roast the garlic next time. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2008
Fantastic meal! Only difference I made was to make my own bacon bits and then fry the peppers in some of the fat left over. My husband and I really enjoyed this meal our youngest didn t even want to try it at first "cause it looks funny" but tried some abit later and liked it then. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2009
Fabulous! I did not make the gravy for the potatoes as the recipe suggested. They were great and super easy for my dinner party. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
This was a really good recipe. You can't taste the spinach in the potatoes at all..so a good way to sneak in some veggies! The bell pepper gravy was really good. I love the combination. I'm already wondering what else the gravy would be good on. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2009
The bellpepper gravy was amazing. I think I will use red potatoes next time and real bacon and I like the suggestion of mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2009
I didn't think this had great flavor but I like the idea. I'll keep playing with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2012
Great unique recipe! The gravy has a lot of flavor and is so yummy and the spinach is a great way to switch up your mashed potato recipe. Read More
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