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Rich and Creamy Irish Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Annette ReederAnnette Reeder
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 4 people


  • 4 Idaho Red  potatoes (2 to 2 1/2 pounds) peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter with more butter for serving
  • 3 lightly packed cups of chopped spinach steamed in the microwave
  • 3 green onions (including the green tops) minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Season with salt and pepper for personal preference


  • Boil the potatoes: Put the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by ½ inch. Add 2 tablespoons of salt, and bring to a boil until the potatoes are fork-tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain in a colander
  • Saute the spinach and the green onions with butter until well done and onions are somewhat translucent
  • Mash the potatoes with sour cream and greens mixture
  • Add salt to taste and serve hot, with a knob of butter in the center
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