Vegan Spanakopita Inspired Smashed Potatoes

if you’re a fan of the classic greek dish spanakopita and crave that savory, creamy goodness but with a twist, you’re in for a treat!

taste and texture:

these smashed potatoes offer a perfect medley of flavors and textures.

imagine crispy, golden potato exteriors giving way to creamy, fluffy interiors.

the spinach and vegan feta topping adds a burst of savory goodness, complemented by the subtle tanginess of the vegan cream cheese.

it’s a beautiful blend of earthy, herbaceous, and creamy notes that dance on your palate with every bite.

how to make them:

making these vegan spanakopita inspired smashed potatoes is a breeze.

start by boiling small yellow potatoes until fork-tender, coat them in olive oil and then gently smash them and bake to crispy perfection.

while the potatoes bake, sauté fresh spinach with olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.

turn off the heat and mix in vegan cream cheese and crumbled vegan feta until melted and creamy.

finally, spoon this luscious spinach and feta mixture over the crispy smashed potatoes, and voilà – you’re ready to indulge!

spanakopita inspiration:

what makes these smashed potatoes spanakopita inspired?

well, just like the traditional greek pastry, they boast a rich filling featuring spinach and feta cheese.

however, we’ve taken it up a notch by infusing the flavors into creamy vegan toppings, marrying the essence of spanakopita with the humble potato.

occasions to enjoy:

whether you’re hosting a cozy dinner party, potluck gathering, or simply craving a comforting meal, these vegan spanakopita inspired smashed potatoes are sure to impress.

they make a stellar appfor a vegan feast or a mouthwatering side dish to accompany your favorite protein.

serve them up at brunch, lunch, or dinner – there’s never a wrong time to indulge in their deliciousness!

storage and substitutions:

got leftovers?

store any remaining smashed potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

simply reheat in the oven or microwave for a quick and satisfying meal.

as for substitutions, feel free to get creative! swap out the spinach for kale or other leafy greens, experiment with different vegan cheeses, or add your favorite herbs and spices to customize the flavor profile to your liking.

in conclusion, these vegan spanakopita inspired smashed potatoes are a true gem.

with their irresistible taste, creamy texture, and easy preparation, they’re sure to become a staple in your recipe repertoire.

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Vegan Spanakopita Inspired Smashed Potatoes

Recipe by MaryCourse: Snacks


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  • 2 lbs small yellow potatoes
    olive oil (for boiling and coating)
    salt (to taste)
    10 oz fresh spinach, chopped
    2 tablespoons olive oil (for sautéing)
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    8 ounces vegan cream cheese
    1/2 cup crumbled vegan feta


  • preheat the oven:
    preheat your oven to 400°f (200°c).
  • prepare the potatoes:
    -wash the small yellow potatoes thoroughly.
    -place them in a large pot and cover with water. add a pinch of salt.
    -boil the potatoes until they are fork-tender, approximately 15 minutes.
    -drain the potatoes and let them cool slightly.
  • smash the potatoes:
    – coat in extra virgin olive oil. place the boiled potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    -using a mug or sturdy cup, gently smash each potato until it’s flattened but still holds together.
  • bake the potatoes:
    -bake the smashed potatoes in the preheated oven for 22-25 minutes, until they start to crisp up.
    -carefully flip each potato and bake for an additional 7-10 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  • prepare the spinach topping:
    -while the potatoes are baking, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
    -add the chopped spinach to the pan and sauté until wilted.
    -season the spinach with onion powder, garlic powder, and salt to taste.
    -turn off the heat and add the vegan cream cheese and crumbled vegan feta to the pan.
    -mix until the vegan cream cheese is melted and well combined with the spinach and feta.
  • assemble and serve:
    -once the smashed potatoes are done baking, remove them from the oven.
    -spoon the spinach and vegan feta mixture over the tops of the smashed potatoes.
    -serve the vegan spanakopita inspired smashed potatoes hot and enjoy!

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