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I%u2019ve made this several times, always omitting the chives as a personal preference. My family likes them better with the cheese just stirred into the potatoes. We find baking overcooks the spinach and leads to a slightly bitter taste. When using fresh spinach, I barely wilt it in a little bit of bacon grease before mixing it with the potatoes %u2013 YUMMO!

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SweetsLady + 3 January 01, 2012

Very good, 2Bleau! The whole family loved it! I've actually made it twice now. I did make two changes: I cheated and used 2 pkgs. of Idahoan Mashed Potatoes (prepared). I also used 1 T. Basil instead of 2 T. chives. Still turned out excellent! Thanks a bunch! BeanieJ

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BeanieJ June 23, 2009

A keeper! Made as directed but rather than baking the mixture, I used it just as mashed potatoes. (ran out of time) Tasty! And looks very appetizing. Kumquat, thanks for posting; I'll use this recipe again. . . . . Janet

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Jezski April 20, 2009

What a totally different take on mashed potatoes! We enjoyed this quite a bit. I ran into a timing snafu and didn't have time to bake the full 25-30 minutes, so I loaded the potatoes into the dish while still hot and placed the whole thing under the broiler to brown the cheese. I really loved the pepper in this, and next time I will probably omit the dill (couldn't really taste it) and increase the chives as they added a nice fresh flavor. I am also tempted to try this with kale, as I think the texture would be a nice addition to the dish. Thanks for posting! Made for Veg*n Swap #9.

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smellyvegetarian April 17, 2009

Very good recipe with great flavour. Nice variation from regular mashed potatoes. Enjoyed the addition of the spinach and herbs. I normally just use yogurt in my mashed potatoes so I didn't add the milk or butter. Cut the salt & cheddar in 1/2 and it was perfect for us.

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Mustang Sally 54269 February 27, 2009

I used 1/2 lf yog and 1/2 lf sour cream. I had 8 oz fresh spinach that I cooked and pureed. Left out dill, but added garlic powder. It turned the potatoes a pretty green color. Only sprinkled a little cheese on and doesn't really need it. Would be great for St. Pat's Day!

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WI Cheesehead October 22, 2008

Great potato casserole. The spinach and cheese add great flavor and color. I used frozen spinach.

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Ginny Sue September 01, 2008

Made as directed but omitted the chives as we were out of them, so we added chopped onion to the mashed potato mixture. Wow is this fantastic! Very, very flavorful. We will definitely be making this often. :)

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2Bleu April 21, 2008
Spinach and Cheese Mashed Potatoes