Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes

“These creamy garlic mashed potatoes are so good, you can serve them plain—no butter or gravy is needed. This is the only way we prepare mashed potatoes”. —Valerie Mitchell, Olathe, Kansas

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 8 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk, warmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Place potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
  2. Drain well. Add the butter, milk and salt; mash. Stir in cheese.

Nutritional Facts 

1 cup: 190 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

 

Grilled Three-Cheese Potatoes Recipe

While this is delicious grilled, I’ve also cooked it in the oven at 350° for an hour. Add cubed ham to it and you can serve it as a full-meal main dish. —Margaret Hanson-Maddox, Montpelier, Indiana

Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

Grilled Three-Cheese Potatoes

Photo by Taste of Home©

Ingredients:

  • 6 large potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Divide the potatoes and onions equally between two pieces of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square) that have been coated with cooking spray.
  2. Combine Parmesan cheese and 3/4 cup each cheddar and mozzarella; sprinkle over potatoes and onions. Top with bacon, butter, chives, seasoned salt and pepper. Bring opposite ends of foil together over filling and fold down several times. Fold unsealed ends toward filling and crimp tightly.
  3. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 35-40 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove from the grill. Open foil carefully and sprinkle with remaining cheeses.

 

Nutritional Facts
1 serving (1 each) equals 493 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 777 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 20 g protein.

 

 

Originally published as Grilled Three-Cheese Potatoes in Country Woman January/February 1999, p29