Spinach Four Cheese Baked Mashed Potatoes Print

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Four cheeses and spinach turn mashed potatoes into a hearty casserole side dish that bakes in just 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time

  • Cook Time

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  • 1 bag (9-oz.) baby spinach, chopped (or 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained)
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, cut in chunks
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups Idaho® Spuds™ Classic Flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan-Romano cheese blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 cup dicedham (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  1. Heat oven to 450°F.
  2. Combine spinach, cream cheese, milk, onion, butter and garlic in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and heat on high power, stirring once until milk is hot, about 6 minutes. Stir to melt cream cheese.
  3. Add Idaho® Spuds™, Parmesan-Romano cheese, salt and pepper to hot milk mixture. Stir. Pour into an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9-inch baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle ham and cheese over top.
  5. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  6. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritionals per serving

320 calories, 20g fat, (12g sat. fat), 65mg cholesterol, 12g protein, 22g carbohydrates, 420mg sodium, 2g fiber