Glorified Mashed Potatoes

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What could be a better side dish for a harvest meal than mashed potatoes? Renditions of these fluffy staples get their added color – along with the benefit of added nutrition – from puréed, canned spinach, canned carrots or canned peas. Courtesy of Mealtime.org

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes)

  • 2 lbs red potatoes or 2 lbs golden potatoes, peeled and cut in large chunks
  • 1 (7 3/4 ounce) canwhole-leaf spinach, drained
  • 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon oil
  • 12 teaspoon onion powder
  • 13 cup milk, half & half or 13 cup cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • For Glowing Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 lbs red potatoes or 2 lbs golden potatoes, peeled and cut in large chunks
  • 1 (8 1/4 ounce) cansliced carrots, drained
  • 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon oil
  • 14 cup milk, half & half or 14 cup cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • For Green Goddess Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 lbs red potatoes or 2 lbs golden potatoes, peeled and cut in large chunks
  • 1 (8 1/4 ounce) can sweet peas, drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 14 cup plain yogurt
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preparation:.
  2. For every recipe version: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 15 minutes; drain and return to the pot.
  3. Meanwhile purée the second vegetable from the ingredient list of the mashed potato recipe of your choice: spinach, carrots or peas. Purée in a food processor until completely smooth.
  4. For every recipe version: Mash potatoes with a potato masher or ricer. Mix in puréed vegetables and remaining ingredients from the recipe version of your choice. Warm over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  5. Nutritional Information Per Serving:
  6. Colcannon: Calories 199; Total fat 7g; Saturated fat 2g; Cholesterol 6mg; Sodium 141mg; Carbohydrate 30g; Fiber 2g; Protein 3g; Vitamin A 34%DV*; Vitamin C 22%DV; Folate 29%DV; Calcium 9%DV; Iron 14%DV; Potassium 25%DV.

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