Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Italian Cream Cheese Herb and Parmesan Mashed Potato Recipe

Always goes great with Ham, Pork or Poultry~ not much to say these go great with every meat! Even leftovers are great to use in croquettes or topping for a Sheperd's Pie!

 5  creamy white boiling potatoes peeled cut up and boiled till soft
 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
 4 tablespoons sour cream
 3 tablespoon cream cheese
 1 stick of butter
1/2 teaspoon each, parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano, basil and dash of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
 1/2 cup milk, heavy cream, half and half (light or regular any will work fine)
Italian bread crumbs and shredded mozzarella optional
In a heavy industrial mixer, add cooked potatoes, sour cream, cream cheese, herbs, 1/2 stick of butter and garlic. Beat till smooth, add a little milk at a time to reach desired consistency.  Top with a Tablespoon of butter and more parsley and cheese.Optional:( Sprinkle with Italian Bread crumbs mixed with melted butter for a crunchy topping)... Bake in the oven or microwave until reheated.
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