Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mashed Potatoes and Carrots


Want to sneak a few more veggies into your meal? That's what I did recently. I served a broccoli stuffed meatloaf alongside this carrot studded mashed potato side dish and they were both absolutely delicious!


These mashed potatoes are creamy and the carrots add a lovely burst of color and texture. My son is generally not a big fan of cooked carrots so this was the perfect way to serve them for him. Who can say no to a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes?!


I left the skins on my potatoes, but did diced them fairly small so the skin pieces weren't that noticeable - but we like a little "texture" in our mashed potatoes - feel free to peel yours if you prefer smooth! These are simply seasoned to taste with salt and pepper after getting their creamy texture from some cream, milk, and butter. A wonderful side dish to serve alongside any protein.


Mashed Potatoes and Carrots from The Little Kitchen

Ingredients
4 large russet potatoes, peeled, rinsed and diced (about 5 cups)
3 large carrots, peeled, rinsed and diced (about 1/2 cup)
6 TBS butter
1/2 cup milk
1 TBS heavy cream
salt and pepper

Directions

  1. As you are dicing the potatoes and carrots, add them to a large pot. Fill with water (cover the potatoes and carrots by at least a few inches) and add a good dash of salt. Bring to a boil.
  2. Once it comes to boil, set your timer for 5 minutes. Pierce a couple pieces of potato with a fork, if they break easily they are ready, if not tender enough continue boiling for another 3 - 5 minutes, and check again. Turn off heat once the potatoes and carrots are tender.
  3. Drain the water and add potatoes and carrots to the bowl of your stand mixer along with the butter. Using a flat beater, mix until butter is evenly distributed and potatoes and carrots are broken up, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add milk and cream and mix on medium for about 2 minutes until potatoes and carrots are nicely mashed. For creamier potatoes, add more milk and mix longer. Add salt and pepper to your taste.
Lindsey had to get in on the taste testing too!




2 comments:

  1. I loved mashed potatoes with carrots as a kid.

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    1. I'd never seen them this way before! It's such a smart idea though.

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