Recipe by Traci
"Spinach, garlic, and vegetable stock give this bright green dish as much flavor as it has color!"
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red potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 (14 ounce) can
3/4 (10 ounce) bag
washed fresh spinach
grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
This recipe's a great combination of flavors & veggies! Unfortunately, I got our spinach out of a bullk bin & wasn't spot-on w/the measurement of 10 oz. So, when I blended the spinach mixture, it came out really liquidy & less pesto-y. It's also possible the the potatoes I bought were smaller than what the author of the recipe used. Overall though, the taste is great, but my mashed potatoes came out more like a thick soup (we cooked out a lot of the liquid though, by keeping it on the heat a little longer). But it tastes good & I'll try it again next time w/more exact measurements & maybe less veggie stock, to start off with, at least. I would also suggest sauteeing the garlic for a better flavor before adding it to the spinach mixture.
This is a hard one to rate because as this recipe is written it is doomed to fail BUT using all the same ingredients just a different method these were a huge hit. First, I didn't have red potatoes so I used russets, cooked in the chicken broth. While the potatoes were cooking I made the spinach pesto in the food processor - garlic, spinach & olive oil - pulse to get it moving then let it run. Then added the Parmesan to the food processor. When the potatoes are tender - drain but reserve the cooking liquid (broth) mash the taters with a hand held potato masher - adding a little bit of the reserved broth. Add the spinach pesto - mash - add more broth if needed. They are really delicious and low fat too. If you don't want the garlic flavor - just leave it out. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
The mashed potatoes part of this recipe for me turned out AWESOME, and I will definitely cook those again! My pesto, like the previous reviewer's came out too liquidy, maybe because I used fresh spinach that I had on had measured out in cups yet might have messed up in the quantity conversion. Next time, I will put in the vegetable stock a bit at a time until I get the right consistency.
OK taste, but too runny.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mashed Potatoes with Spinach Pesto
Serving Size: 1/5 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 328
** Calories from Fat: 57
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