These easy and fun Mashed Potatoes with Spinach and Mushrooms would make a tasty and pretty addition to your party menu. Double the ingredients and make a large batch!
MASHED POTATOES WITH SPINACH AND MUSHROOMS
Mashed potatoes are probably the least popular side dish in my house. The main complaint is that they are boring and I find it hard to disagree. So to save them from extinction I’ve decided to liven them up a bit by adding spinach to the mash and serving it with large flat mushrooms.
It’s a really simple idea but it works!
It only takes a few extra minutes to transform a tired old mash into an exciting, tasty and nutritious side dish. I chose large flat mushrooms as they act as little edible ‘plates’ for the mash, and are also quite decorative. Which is handy if you are hosting a party and need a quick and easy side dish that’s a bit more special.
These mushrooms need to be fried briefly in a little oil and seasoned before they are ready to serve. This will only take a few minutes, so your side dish will be ready in no time at all!
If you are feeding a large crowd simply double the ingredients and make a bigger batch!
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I am bringing this Mashed Potatoes with Spinach and Mushrooms recipe to Tasty Tuesdays.
- 5 medium potatoes peeled, cut into quarters
- 130 g fresh spinach
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
- 1/3 teaspoon onion granules
- 3 tablespoons parmesan or similar, finely grated
- 1 bay leaf
- Olive oil for frying
- 5-6 large flat mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
Boil the potatoes in salted water with the bay leaf, drain, add the butter and mash until smooth (discard the bay leaf).
Heat up about 1 tablespoon of oil and add the spinach, stirring constantly until it wilts without allowing it to cook (this should take no longer than a minute). Remove some of the water and puree. Add the mixture to the mashed potatoes, sprinkle with the onion and garlic granules, season and combine using a potato masher.
Fry the mushrooms in a little oil over a high heat for a couple of minutes on each side. Sprinkle a little parmesan over each mushroom and top with a scoop of the mashed potato mixture. Serve immediately.
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