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Elaine’s Green-Mash Potatoes

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

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.

Source: Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 portion of Elaine's Green-Mash Potatoes
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 176
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium N/A
Carbohydrates 34 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 55 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 549 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 176
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 1 mg
Carbohydrates 34 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 5 g
Minerals
Calcium 55 mg
Potassium 549 mg
Copper 269 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 37 mg
Phosphorus 106 mg
Selenium 2 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 69 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 13 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 11 mcg
Folate 27 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 30 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1 cup
Dairy
1/4 cups