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Rustic Smashed Potatoes

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes • Serves: 12

4 pounds Yukon gold potatoes (about 9 medium), unpeeled, cut into 2-inch chunks
1-1/4cups half and half
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1-1/2teaspoons kosher salt
1/4teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1. In large covered saucepot, heat potatoes and enough salted water to cover to boiling over high heat. Simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.

2.Drain potatoes well. In same saucepot, heat half and half, butter, salt, pepper and optional stir-in (find delicious stir-in suggestions on freshcookin.net) to simmering over medium heat. Return potatoes to saucepot. With potato masher, mash potatoes until they are slightly chunky. Heat through over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Makes about 10 cups.


Approximate nutritional values per serving:
187 Calories, 8g Fat (5g Saturated), 24mg Cholesterol,
270mg Sodium, 25g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 3g Protein

Stir-Ins

Roasted Garlic-Chive

Prep: 5 minutes • Roast: 45 minutes

4 heads garlic
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 packages (2/3 ounce each) fresh chives, chopped (about 1/2 cup)

1. Preheat oven to 400°. With serrated knife, cut 1/2 inch from top of each head of garlic to expose top of cloves; discard tops. Place garlic, cut side up, on sheet of aluminum foil; drizzle oil over cut side of garlic. Wrap foil tightly around garlic. Roast 40 to 45 minutes or until cloves are very soft. Carefully open foil. When cool enough to handle, squeeze each garlic clove out of its skin and roughly chop.


Approximate nutritional values per serving:
7 Calories, 1g Fat (0g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol, 0mg
Sodium, 0g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 0g Protein

Grainy Mustard & Rosemary

Prep: 5 minutes

1/2 cup whole grain mustard
1-1/2tablespoons chopped rosemary leaves


Approximate nutritional values per serving:
10 Calories, 0g Fat (0g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol,
320mg Sodium, 2g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 0g Protein

Cheddar, Bacon & Green Onion

Prep: 10 minutes

1 package (8 ounces) finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (2 cups)
6 green onions, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
5 slices smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 2/3 cup)


Approximate nutritional values per serving:
88 Calories, 7g Fat (0g Saturated), 19mg Cholesterol,
188mg Sodium, 1g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 6g Protein