Festive Calico Potatoes

  • Yield servings

A cheesy, creamy potato, topped with diced peppers and sprinkled with parsley

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Ingredients

5 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup roasted red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup butter (8 tablespoons)
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 pound processed cheese, cubed
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, boil potatoes until tender: Meanwhile, saute peppers and onions in 4 tablespoons of butter.  Add garlic and parsley after onions and pepper are soft.  Set aside.  Drain potatoes.  Put them back into saucepan with sauteed vegetables, remaining butter, cream, cheese, salt and pepper.  Mash together until most lumps are gone.  This dish is not meant to be creamed.  Place in a lightly greased 13 by 9 inch baking dish.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes, until potatoes begin to turn golden.

Tips from Our Test Kitchen: For a lower-calorie version, consider using milk instead of cream and reducing butter by half.  It’s the ideal side dish for beef, pork, chicken, or fish.

—Cynde Sonnier, Mont Belvieu, Texas

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