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Potatoes Florentine

Description

With leeks, spinach, roasted bell peppers, fresh basil, parmesan cheese and a hint of butter and milk, these potatoes florentine are a feast for the eyes, as well as your tastebuds. 

Ingredients

10 Gold potatoes (about 2 pounds)
3Tablespoonbutter
1 small Leek, thinly sliced (white and pale green part only)
2CupCoarsely chopped fresh spinach, lightly packed
1⁄4CupSkim milk
1⁄2Cupshredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1⁄4Teaspoonsalt
3TablespoonFinely chopped roasted red bell peppers
1TablespoonChopped fresh basil
  Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

Pierce the potatoes and microwave for 20 minutes or until tender when gently squeezed. Let cool slightly. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium skillet. Add the leeks and cook until very soft, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the spinach and cook for a few minutes more until the spinach is cooked and any liquid has been absorbed. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the insides, leaving a rim of potatoes in the skins. Set skins aside.

Mash the potatoes with the milk until smooth, then stir in the leeks, half the cheese, salt and pepper. Lightly stir in the roasted peppers and basil. Place the potato skins onto a baking sheet and fill with the potato mixture; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 15 minutes.

Summary

Yield
8 Servings
SourcePhoto and Recipe courtesy of Potatoes USA
Prep time20 minutes
Cook time35 minutes
RecipesAppetizers