Mashed Potatoes.......Is Nutritious

Mashed Potatoes are so good for you and we all enjoy eating them,this recipe is rich and delicious, and can be made up to two days before your dinner, just make sure you add all the ingredient when the potatoes are very hot, so the egg will be cooked, then just cool and refrigerate.

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

  • 5 lbs potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 pkg cream cheese,
  • 2 tsp onion salt or onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt,
  • ½ tsp pepper,
  • 1 egg,
  • 2 tbsp butter.

    Cook potatoes until tender, drain and mash until smooth. Add remaining ingredients except butter and blend will. Place in a 9x13 inch casserole that has been sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray. Dot with butter. (If prepared ahead, allow to cool and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

    To serve, bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Why not try.........chopped chives, sundried tomato pesto or even a flavoured cream cheese.

    Makes 12 (1 cup) servings.

    The potato is rich in vitamin C and potassium,(614 mg) which helps maintain normal blood pressure. A medium potato (5.3 oz) should be eaten with its skin on and will cost you just 30 cents per serving. it's also endlessly versatile.

    It has fewer calories than an apple of the same size. People however use too much butter, and frying in oil, making it far more less nutritious.

    Russet and baking potato are best for mashed potatoes and fritters while new potatoes are better for any salads or any dish where you want the potato to hold its own shape.

    When cooking potatoes do not use a lot of water to boil them, and always keep leftover water it can be used in soups and in baking. Potato water gives any bread dough that extra texture and zing.

  • 1 Potato = Calories......110
  • Fat ......... 0
  • Sugar.........3g
  • Protein.......4g
  • Vitamin C ....45%
  • Calcium ......2%
  • Iron .........6%
  • Dietary Fiber = 3g or 12%
  • Total Carbohydrate = 26g or 9%

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