Elaine’s Green-Mash Potatoes

Elaine’s Green-Mash Potatoes
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Cook time: 25 minutes
Makes: 8 Servings

Since my family has an Irish ancestry, we first made this Green-Mash Potatoes Recipe for St. Patrick's Day. However, everyone loved it so much that it's now part of our Thanksgiving Feast. Green peas add a mild, sweet flavor while garlic adds some zip. And, kids think the chartreuse-green color is fun! - Elaine, MyPlate Nutritionist

Ingredients

7 potatoes (medium size, about 1 cup each)
1 cup skim milk (divided)
2 garlic cloves (peeled)
1 cup frozen peas
2 tablespoons soft (tub) margarine
1/8 teaspoon white pepper (optional)
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

Directions

1. Simmer peeled, diced potatoes for about 10 minutes until soft when pierced with a fork.

2. Cook 1 cup peas in microwave for about 3 minutes; drain and reserve.

3. Heat milk until hot. Add garlic cloves to milk and let stand for 5 minutes.

4. Puree peas, ¼ cup milk, and garlic cloves using a blender.

5. Drain potatoes and begin to mash.

6. Slowly add ¾ cup milk while mashing.

7. Blend in the pureed peas and garlic, margarine, and white pepper (optional) to the mashed potatoes.

8. Place mashed potatoes in a serving dish and keep warm.

9. Just before serving, lightly sprinkle Kosher salt on top of potatoes.

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