Baked Potatoes Florentine

"I served these potatoes to a group of 12 at a dinner party and everyone loved them (even spinach haters) They look lovely and are very smooth tasting"
photo by Caroline Cooks photo by Caroline Cooks
photo by Caroline Cooks
Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add onion cook 2 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms, salt,& pepper, cook 4 minutes.
  • Mix in spinach and set aside.
  • Cut a slice from the top of each baked potato and scoop out pulp& put it in a bowl, leave about 1/4" thick shell.
  • Mash the potato pulp & mix in the spinach mixture, yogurt& mayo.
  • Spoon the mixture into the potato shells.
  • Place potatoes in an oven proof platter.
  • Prepare topping; In a skillet melt 2 tbsp butter, sauté bread crumbs and almonds for a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle topping on the potatoes.
  • Bake in 400°F oven for 15-20 Minutes or until potatoes are heated through.

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  1. OOOOOhhh, that rosemary just perfectly sets my taste buds off! This is perfection! These are beautiful! I did them like twice-baked potatoes, but I don't usually have the time, so perhaps I'll just do the additions to mashed potatoes to make them outstanding. The only thing I changed was that I didn't have yogurt, so I used light sour cream, and Miracle Whip Light. So yummy!!! I give it 10 stars!
  2. WOW! Used a casserole, when my tater shell split apart. Truly guest worthy potatoes.


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