Holiday potato recipes and nutritional facts

My friends at Tuberville and I are getting together to celebrate the holidays soon. We’re not celebrating any particular holiday,just any that is important to us. I’m bringing mashed potatoes. I looked on line to come up with a recipe that looked tasty and I found Holiday Mashed Potato Casserole on cooks.com. It looked so easy I figured I could even make it!

The good thing about potatoes is that they have nutritional value. (Pay no attention to the cream cheese in this recipe). A large potato contains 278 calories, 0g of fat or cholesterol, 30mg of sodium, 63g of carbohydrate, 7g of dietary fiber, 4g sugars and 7g of protein. Potatoes also have Vitamins A and C, iron and calcium.

Holiday Mashed Potatoes

5 lbs. potatoes
1/2 c. butter
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 c. half and half (or whole milk)
1 tsp. onion salt
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Peel potatoes; cook until tender and drain. Mash and beat softened cream cheese with hot potatoes; add cream and blend well. Add butter and seasonings. Put in a 2 quart casserole; brush top with butter and sprinkle with paprika. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

You can make ahead of time and refrigerate. Then just bake for 45 minutes.

I’ll let you know how they turn out. Somehow the cream cheese seems to be okay because it’s a holiday after all.

Until next time,

-Tommy B.

More recipes: http://www.cooks.com

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