Potatoes Florentine

United States Potato Board
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins


4large Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds)
3tablespoons butter
1small leek, thinly sliced (white and pale green part only)
2cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach, lightly packed
1/4cup skim milk
1/2cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4teaspoon salt
-- Freshly ground pepper to taste
3tablespoons finely chopped roasted red bell peppers
1tablespoon chopped fresh basil



  1. Pierce the potatoes and microwave for 20 minutes or until tender when gently squeezed.  Let cool slightly. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Preheat oven to 400F.
  4. Cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the insides, leaving a 1/4-inch rim of potatoes in the skins. 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. 

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 191
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 17mg
  • Sodium 228mg
  • Potassium 886mg
  • Carbohydrate 28g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 6g