Italian potato cake with spinach


This Italian potato cake (gateau di patate) is simple yet original and tasty dish thanks to the addition of spinach that gives it not only a beautiful green color but also a rich and inviting flavor.

Italian potato cake with spinach
Preparation time
Cooking time
Waiting time 10m


For 4 Person(s)

Ingredients for a 30 cm wide poteto cake

  • 580 g drained spinac
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 eggs
  • 1.5 kg potato
  • 80 g (or more) grated pecorino cheese
  • breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • olive oil

Italian potato cake with spinach Directions

  1. Peel your potatoes and boil them in salted water. Drain and pass through the potato masher. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and grated pecorino cheese. Mix well, taste and adjust with more salt and pepper if necessary.

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  2. In a non-stick pan cook drained spinach together with a clove of garlic, a tablespoon of olive oil and salt and pepper, stirring often for about 8 -10 minutes until they become fragrant and tasty. Turn off the heat and let cool down for 10 minutes.
  3. Put spinach and eggs in a blender jug. Blend everything until it becomes perfectly smooth.

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  4. Mix together mashed potatoes with blended spinach. Grease a 30 cm round baking dish with some oil and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Pour the potato mixture into the pan and spread it evenly.

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  5. Create any design on the top then sprinkle with more breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese. Add a drizle of olive oil and bake in the preheated static oven at 180 °C for about 50 minutes - 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

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