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"Sneaky" Green Potato Puffs

These potato puffs are a delicious way to sneak some leafy greens into your family's diet. You can use kale, spinach, or even arugula!


1 ½ lbs. Yukon gold (or other thin skin) potatoes, washed and cut into ½ chunks

6 oz. mild leafy greens (baby spinach, baby kale, etc.), chopped

2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

2 Tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon dried thyme (or dill or tarragon)

½ teaspoon salt

Ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add potatoes to large sauce pan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add greens to the pot and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes until greens are entirely wilted and tender. Drain potatoes and greens in colander and return to saucepan. Add cheese, milk, and spices and mash everything until potatoes are smooth and greens are well incorporated. Scoop or spoon mixture onto baking sheet in portion of about 2 tablespoons. Bake for approximately 25 minutes until tops and bottoms of each puff are light golden brown. Serve as appetizer or side dish.

Makes 6 servings: 120 calories, 16g carbohydrate, 6g fat, 3g protein

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