Tested till perfect Mashed Potato Casserole

Mashed Potato Casserole

To minimize fuss on Christmas Day, you can make a potato casserole well ahead and freeze it, keeping in mind that freezing needs a richness to maintain the casserole's creamy texture. But if you're making it the day before or the same day, you can use the lightened-up variation.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2003

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  • Portion size 12 to 14

Ingredients

  • 12 12Yukon Gold potatoYukon Gold potatoes, peeled
  • 1 large 1largewhite onionwhite onions, chopped
  • 1 pkg 1pkgcream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupbutter
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cups18% cream
  • 4 4green oniongreen onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp 1tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspwhite pepper or pepper
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Preparation

In large pot of boiling salted water, cover and cook potatoes and onion until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and return to pot briefly to dry completely. Mash until smooth; mix in cream cheese and butter until melted. Stir in cream, green onions, salt and pepper.

Transfer to 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish or casserole; smooth top. (Make-ahead: Double-wrap with plastic wrap or foil and freeze for up to 1 month; or wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Defrost in microwave. Or thaw in refrigerator for 24 hours; add 10 minutes to baking time.)

Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until light golden and heated through, about 25 minutes, or in microwave at High, 10 to 12 minutes.

Additional information : Tip: For a flavourful twist, replace 2 of the potatoes with 3 white turnips or 1 celery root, quartered.

Variation
Lightened-Up Mashed Potato Casserole: Omit cream cheese. Replace cream with 1 cup (250 mL) warmed buttermilk or hot milk.


Nutritional Information Per each of 14 servings: about

cal 250 pro 4g total fat 15g sat. fat 9g
carb 27g fibre 2g chol 46mg sodium 659mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 5 vit A 14 vit C 17
folate 8
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