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Mashed Potatoes with Spinach

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Mashed Potatoes


  • 4 medium to large local potatoes
  • 8 ounces local spinach
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs (rosemary, dill)
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup milk


  1. Cut the potatoes into small chunks and boil them until they are soft.
  2. Chop the herbs and garlic.
  3. Cut or tear the spinach into small pieces.
  4. Combine the potatoes, herbs, spinach, garlic, milk, and butter in a large pot and heat on medium for one to two minutes.
  5. Mash the potatoes until they are smooth.
  6. Add the cheese and stir.
  7. Add the salt and pepper to taste.

Students can make their own butter for this recipe by shaking heavy cream in a jar.


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