Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are an essential Thanksgiving side dish but can be time consuming. Instead of starting with raw potatoes, then peeling, cutting and boiling them, start with these prepared potatoes and no one will know you didn’t make the dish from scratch. I tested many varieties of prepared mashed potatoes and Bob Evans refrigerated potatoes were the best.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 1(32-ounce) package refrigerated Bob Evans mashed potatoes (or 4 cups prepared mashed potatoes; see Tip)
- ½cup sour cream
- ½cup freshly grated Italian Parmesan
- 3tablespoons unsalted butter, plus extra for serving
- Kosher salt (such as Diamond Crystal) and freshly ground black pepper
Step 1Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Spoon the mashed potatoes into the bowl and heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are hot.
Step 2Stir in the sour cream, Parmesan, butter, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Continue to heat over simmering water until heated through. Taste for seasoning and serve hot with a pat of butter on top.