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Cheesy Garlic and Chive Smashed Potatoes

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Add garlic flavor to cheesy smashed potatoes and have it ready in 45 minutes – perfect for a side dish.

Ingredients

4
medium russet or Idaho baking potatoes (about 1 1/2 lb.), unpeeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
2
garlic cloves, quartered
1/2
cup warm buttermilk or milk
1 1/3
oz. (1/3 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives or 1 teaspoon freeze-dried chopped chives
1/4
teaspoon salt

Steps

  • 1 Place potatoes and garlic in large saucepan; add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover loosely and boil gently 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes break apart easily when pierced with fork. Drain well.
  • 2 Return potatoes and garlic to saucepan; shake saucepan gently over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.
  • 3 Mash potatoes and garlic with back of spoon or potato masher, leaving some potato pieces in chunks. Add all remaining ingredients; mix gently.
  • 1 Place potatoes and garlic in large saucepan; add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover loosely and boil gently 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes break apart easily when pierced with fork. Drain well.
  • 2 Return potatoes and garlic to saucepan; shake saucepan gently over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.
  • 3 Mash potatoes and garlic with back of spoon or potato masher, leaving some potato pieces in chunks. Add all remaining ingredients; mix gently.

Expert Tips

Instead of perfectly smooth mashed potatoes, leave some of the spuds in chunks for a side dish with hearty character.

Kitchen shears, or scissors, make quick work of many tasks. Use them to: • Snip chives and other fresh herbs. • Cut up canned whole tomatoes right in the can before adding to soups and sauces. • Cut chicken breasts in half along the breast bone before cooking. • Cut pizza into serving-sized slices. • Snip grapes into serving-sized clusters. Be sure to wash the shears in ho soapy water and dry thoroughly to store.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
1g
1%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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