Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes Florentine

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Bacon, taters, blue cheese, spinach... this dish is only a European vacation short of a perfect experience!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. REMOVE large stems from spinach.
  2. SAUTÉ bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp; remove and drain bacon, reserving drippings in skillet. Add shallots to skillet, and sauté until tender; remove from skillet. Add spinach, and sauté 4 to 5 minutes or until wilted. Set aside.
  3. COMBINE mashed potatoes, milk, and butter in a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 15 minutes, stirring once. Let stand 2 minutes. Stir in bacon, shallots, and half of crumbled blue cheese.
  4. ARRANGE spinach around edges of a serving plate. Spoon potatoes in center, and sprinkle with remaining blue cheese. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


Most Helpful

Very tasty. Nice addition/variation with the cooked bacon pieces. I substituted yogurt for the milk (& cut it back). I didn't have blue cheese so I exchanged for feta. Used fresh mashed potatoes & I mixed all the ingredients together at the end. Rather than the microwave I used the oven and it worked great. Thanks for sharing.

Mustang Sally 54269 April 16, 2009

Gosh these are great! I used "real" mashed potatoes and substituted canned spinach (drained)for fresh. Also got by just using 4 oz. of bleu cheese since presentation was not important on this date.

Mary Austin January 11, 2006

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