Appetizer Side Dish

Mini Spinach and Herb Potato Cakes

  • Ready Time: 30min
    1 Review
  • Prep Time: 20min
    Cook Time: 10min
  • Potato Type: Yellow
    Cuisine: American
  • Serves: 2-3
    Prep Method: BakedBoiledMashed
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Recipe by: A Latte Food

These easy Mini Spinach and Herb Potato Cakes are so flavorful! They are an easy side dish recipe perfect for a holiday dinner or quick and easy weeknight meal! Yellow potatoes are boiled, mashed, and then mixed with a combination of cooked spinach, herbs, and cheese, and fried to perfection.


  • 3-4 yellow potatoes (about 2 cups of potatoes when mashed)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil for frying (about 2 Tablespoons per batch of potato cakes)
  • Sour cream for topping

Prep Time: 20min | Cook Time: 10min

  1. Cut yellow potatoes into quarters and boil until fork tender (about 10 minutes or so). Drain, and cool.
  2. (I kept the skin on the potatoes, because I don’t mind it; however, you are more than welcome to peel the potatoes before boiling.)
  3. In a small pan, cover and cook spinach over low heat until it has wilted (about 3-4 minutes), stirring every so often.
  4. In a bowl, mash potatoes with a fork or potato masher. Add in spinach, milk, cheese, pepper, and herbs. Mix until well combined. Add in the egg and breadcrumbs, and mix until combined.
  5. In a medium sized pan, heat a couple Tbsp of olive oil over med-low heat.
  6. To make the mini potato cakes, spoon 2 Tbsp of potatoes (per potato cake) into the oil (I make about 4-5 at a time). Flatten the potatoes into a circle (about 1/4-1/2″ thick) and cook about 2 minutes per side.
  7. Continue (adding more olive oil to the pan as needed) until you are out of potatoes.
  8. For best results, serve immediately. Top with sour cream, if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

1 Review

Ginny C 2 years ago

I find that using day old mashed potatoes and baking them in the oven is better in that the potatoes don't...Read Full Review

Ginny C 2 years ago

I find that using day old mashed potatoes and baking them in the oven is better in that the potatoes don't fall apart. I turn them halfway through cooking and they turn out perfect every time. I tried frying them a couple of times but this works better for me. The recipe looks great though!!!

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