LifestyleAdd a tablespoon to your mashed potatoes for a flavor everyone will crave

Add a tablespoon to your mashed potatoes for a flavor everyone will crave

Mashed potatoes with this addition is a real hit.
Mashed potatoes with this addition is a real hit.
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1:48 PM EST, November 18, 2023

Creamy, soft, slightly fluffy, and melt-in-your-mouth mashed potatoes are an ideal side dish for any meal. Enhancing the potatoes' flavor with just one ingredient can transform them from a simple side into the star of the table. You must try it.

Fluffy mashed potatoes are a fantastic add-on to numerous lunch recipes. To enrich their taste, consider adding a tablespoon of grated Parmesan. This ingredient brings an exciting, elevated taste to the mashed potatoes, leaving your guests asking for more. Furthermore, flavoring these mashed potatoes with roasted garlic creates an irresistible combination that will keep you coming back for more.

What to mix in with mashed potatoes?

Adding Parmesan to mashed potatoes is a recipe that may surprise your dinner guests. Iron Chef-worthy preparation? With simplicity at its core. To the cooked potatoes, add a splash of milk (some prefer cream) and a pat of butter, then whip the mixture into a light, fluffy consistency. If you desire a smoother texture, using a blender should do the trick.

Next, stir the grated Parmesan into the mashed potatoes. How much cheese should you add? That decision lies entirely with your taste buds, but we suggest a heaping tablespoon of grated Parmesan for every 1.1 pounds of potatoes. The Parmesan adds creaminess and a distinctive, rich flavor. You can enhance these Parmesan mashed potatoes further with roasted garlic. Roast garlic whole without peeling (preferably wrapped in aluminum foil), then squeeze the soft pulp from the peel. Don't skimp on fresh herbs; dill, parsley, or chives all make great additions.

What pairs well with mashed potatoes?

Mashed potatoes with Parmesan complement aromatic roast sauces, mushroom gravies, various types of meats, as well as grilled vegetables or salads. Try serving these mashed potatoes with onions, they are an ideal side dish for red borscht. Pair them with kefir or buttermilk for a unique, delicious combination.

Potato puree with parmesan is fabulous in taste.
Potato puree with parmesan is fabulous in taste.© Freepik | timolina

Leftover mashed potatoes with Parmesan still taste fabulous the next day, especially when fried with onions. You can incorporate them into different dumplings or gnocchi varieties, garnish cutlets with them, or use them in vegetable-based pates.

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