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Mash and Cheese

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Cuisine: American
Prep Method: Pan Fried

Dish

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Prep Time

5 Mins

Cook Time

15 Mins

Serving

Serves 4 (8-ounce portions)

Ingredients

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Mash

  • 2 cups Water
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Whole Milk (other milk can be substituted)
  • 2 cups Dehydrated Potato Flakes
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Cheese Sauce

  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Shredded Cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Preparation

  1. For the mash combine water, salt, and butter.  For best results, do not add milk until Step 3.
  2. Heat to a boil, remove from heat.
  3. Add cold milk; stir in potatoes gently and let stand until moist. Whip lightly with a fork and serve.
  4. To make the cheese sauce, combine the cream and milk in a saucepan then heat to a simmer over medium-high heat. Whisk in the shredded cheese and turn the heat to low.  Continue to stir until the cheese is completely melted, once melted remove from the heat, and stir in the salt.  Tip:  keep a little hot water handy as this can help adjust the consistency of your cheese sauce if it gets too thick.
  5. To serve, scoop some mashed potatoes in a bowl and ladle 2 ounces (1/4 cup) cheese sauce on top. Choose any toppings you’d like to garnish the top.  Crumbled bacon, grilled chicken, sautéed mushrooms, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, steamed broccoli, canned olives, fresh herbs, sour cream, green onions, etc.

Notes

  • For a creamier mashed potato, stir in additional hot water or milk. Less salt can be added if desired.

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories

480

Fat

29g

Sodium

1140mg

Cholesterol

85g

Vitamin C

33mg

Carbohydrates

41g

Fiber

3g

Protein

14g

Potassium

672mg

Sugar

8g

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