Spinach with Potatoes, simple Recipe for Lent

Spinach leaves served as creamed spinach with potatoes and herbs.
Spinach with potatoes recipe picture. Served with herbs and flowers.

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My recipe Spinach with Potatoes I show you in this post. The popular Blubb vegetable comes today freshly cooked on the table. Even Popeye would leave the cans on the shelf. As a vegetarian dish it goes well with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and traditional Lent. During the year, a simple Food Combining food creates balance. The preparation I show you with many photos, you can cook the step by step simply by yourself. Today we leave the frozen spinach in the supermarket and enjoy a freshly cooked meal. I wish you good luck, if you have any questions just use the comment function at the bottom of the page…

1. Prepare Leaf Spinach Cooking Video

The green leafy vegetable is a real wonder. The leaves contain vitamins A, B1, B2, niacin, B6, C and E as well as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and folic acid. The ingredients are not only healthy, recent studies prove that the green miracle prevents cravings and helps with weight loss and diet. You can serve leaf spinach mixed as cream spinach or unmixed as spinach vegetables. Both varieties taste delicious. In the following Headcam-Cooking video I show you the preparation as an example. It only takes 5 minutes, you can look over my shoulder while cooking.

2. Recipe Leaf Spinach with Potatoes

So far so good, you’re well prepared now. Below you will find the step-by-step instructions with many photos. Send me your cooking question via the comment function at the bottom of the page!

Spinach with Potatoes Recipe

Prepare leaf spinach as cream spinach with boiled potatoes step by step. A recipe by professional chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2 Portions
Calories 701
Total Time 45 Min.
Potatoes with spinach super fine and easy to prepare. Recipe with step by step photos and cooking video. Today we have a nice variation of the fasting dish, suitable for balancing and wonderful for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday on the table. Discover a new favourite recipe. Have fun reading and good luck!

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Spinach leaves served as creamed spinach with potatoes and herbs.
Spinach with potatoes recipe picture. Served with herbs and flowers.

Preparation Time

15 Min.

Cook Time

30 Min.


Prepare potatoes

150 g Potatoes
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Caraway
5 pinches Pepper
3 pinches nutmeg

Prepare cream spinach

1 kg leaf spinach fresh
2 pc shalotts (or yellow onions)
1 pc glove of garlic
30 g butter
1 cup Cream (or soy cream)
1/4 tsp Salt
4-6 pinches Pepper
1 Pinches Cayenne pepper
4 pinches nutmeg
1 tsp cornflour (to the sauce bind or 1 tsp linseed)
30 ml Water
1 pc Lemon


some thyme (I also like to use daisies as decoration)


Boil the potatoes

Cook potatoes with their skins on.
Potatoes peeled in salted water with caraway seeds.

Cook the potatoes in plenty of salted water with the skin on. You can add parsley stalks and some caraway seeds. You can now prepare the cream spinach…

Peel the boiled potatoes
Peel the boiled potato

Drain the potatoes later, rinse briefly and peel.

Potatoes in the pan
Potatoes in the pan

Put the potatoes in a pan, add some butter and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

prepare spinach with cream

Wash the spinach
Fresh spinach leaves, please wash in water.

Wash the spinach leaves in plenty of cold water and change the water 2-3 times depending on the degree of soiling. Sand and other unwanted substances can only be removed by washing and moving the spinach several times in water. Place the leaf spinach on a sieve and drain or squeeze.

Clean the spinach leaves
Clean the spinach leaves, remove the stems or leave them on, that is a matter of taste.

Remove the stalks from the leaves or leave the stalks on the leaves for more fibre in the vegetables.

Halved garlic and halved onion.
Peel the garlic and onions.

Halve and peel the shallots and garlic clove. Both ingredients are easier to peel halved! and cut finely into cubes. Please use a sharp knife and do not chop the ingredients.

Cut the onion into fine cubes.
Cut the onion halves into cubes.

Cut the peeled and halved onion into fine cubes.

Finely dice the garlic.
Cut the garlic into fine cubes.

Cut the peeled garlic into fine litters. Do not press the garlic, it will become bitter in taste.

Sweat the vegetables.
Sweat the onion and garlic until translucent.

Sweat the prepared garlic and onion cubes in a large pot or in a high pan with the butter for a few minutes until translucent.

Spinach with onions and garlic clove in a pot.
Add raw spinach to the onion and garlic.

Add the washed and drained spinach leaves.

Freshly cooked spinach
Spinach cooked with a lid.

Cook the leafy vegetables with lid over high heat for 2-3 minutes, the leaves collapse.

Mix the cornstarch.
Mixing cornstarch to thicken.

Mix the starch in cold water. If you stir the starch in cold water and then add it to the hot liquid, the starch will not clump!

Cooked spinach with cream before mixing.
creamed spinach with starch, cream, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne pepper before mixing.

Add the cream and bring to the boil once. Flavour with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and nutmeg and leave to stand next to the stove without lid.

Prepare and mix the spinach.
Mix up the spinach with the hand blender.

Mix the spinach with a hand blender. Bring the creamed spinach to the boil again before serving and season to taste. Add some butter, ghee and lemon juice.


Potatoes nicely served with spinach.
Creamed spinach served with potatoes, flowers and herbs.

Heat the potatoes, bring the cream spinach to the boil, arrange on warm plates, decorate with flowers and herbs and serve quickly. Enjoy your meal!

3. Calories and Nutritional Values

4. Further suitable Recipes

Cream spinach recipe with step by step photos
Prepare spinach made easy
Eggs with spinach
Poached egg with spinach

Salmon with spinach
Fish in bacon coat with spinach
Gnocchi with spinach
Risotto with spinach and pumpkin
Tuna salad with spinach and apple


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