Cheesy Red Potato Mash

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The very last trick-or-treaters at my door this eve really made out because I gave them all of the remaining candy I had.

And there was A LOT.

There were about 5 of kids in a group and their eyes got real big when I gave each of them several fistfuls of candy.

I made them promise to floss and brush their teeth after they ate it.  They looked at me funny but agreed because I was dumping candy in their trick-or-treat bags.

It’s very possible that these kids were business geniuses and planned the whole thing.

Maybe they drafted a business plan to maximize their profits…I mean to maximize the amount of candy they got.

Maybe they drafted a flow chart estimating the proceeds on a per-household basis if they arrived at the optimal time….just before the point of diminishing returns.

I’m pretty convinced it was all planned and when they grow up they’ll be very successful business people.

But in the meantime I hope they floss and brush their teeth after eating all of that candy.

Have a great weekend!

Thank you so much for stopping by too!

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Oh I almost forgot about this super delish red potato mash recipe.  It’s a quick and easy side dish, and perfect for a cool autumn day.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

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Red potatoes, butter, sour cream, garlic powder, salt, pepper, sharp cheddar cheese, and green onions

Here’s how to make it:

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Shred the cheese and set aside.

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Chop the green onions and set aside.

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Cut the potatoes in quarters (leave the skin on)…

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…and add to boiling water.

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Add ½ teaspoon of salt to the water.

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Boil until fork tender (about 15 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes) and drain out the water.

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Add the butter to the bottom of the pan and pile a few of the potatoes on top of it so it melts.

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Then add the garlic powder,

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pepper,

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salt,

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and sour cream.

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Next,

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using a potato masher…

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…mash the potato mixture leaving some of the potatoes in pieces.

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Add the potato mash to a microwave safe serving dish and just before serving,

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top with the shredded cheese…

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…and warm it up in the microwave.  Then top with the chopped green onions.

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Alternatively, add the potato mash to an oven safe serving dish and just before serving,

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top with the shredded cheese and warm it up in the oven.  Then top with chopped green onions.

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Serve while hot and…

Enjoy!

Here are some more delish potato recipes
Roasted garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes
Brown butter and bacon cheese potato cups
Salt crusted baked potato with thyme ground beef and gravy

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Cheesy Red Potato Mash

Yield: 2 Servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

4 medium size red potatoes
½ teaspoon salt (for the boiling water)
1-1/2 tablespoons butter
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt (or salt to taste)
¼ cup sour cream
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 green onions (chopped)

Directions:

Shred the cheese and set aside. Chop the green onions and set aside. Cut the potatoes in quarters (leave the skin on) and add to boiling water. Add ½ teaspoon of salt to the water. Boil until fork tender (about 15 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes) and drain out the water. Add the butter to the bottom of the pan and pile some of the potatoes on top of it so it melts.

Then add the garlic powder, pepper, salt, and sour cream. Using a potato masher, mash the potato mixture leaving some of the potatoes in pieces. Add the potato mash to a microwave safe serving dish and just before serving, top with shredded cheese and warm it up in the microwave. Then top with the chopped green onions. Alternatively, add the potato mash to an oven safe serving dish and just before serving, top with the shredded cheese and warm it up in the oven. Then top with chopped green onions. Serve while hot.

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2 Responses to “Cheesy Red Potato Mash”

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    Amy — November 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Oh my lanta. Your pictures make me want to grab a bite! Lol this looks awesome.

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    • Nancy — November 9th, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

      Hi Amy, so glad you like the pictures. Have a nice weekend!

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