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Garlic-Gruyère Mashed Potatoes

Yield 6 to 8 servings
Transform a simple mashed potato recipe into a memorable side dish for any family gathering.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium potatoes (4 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup hot milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded Gruyère cheese*
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped baked ham (optional)
  • Garnish: sliced green onions

How to Make It

  1. Peel potatoes; cut into 1-inch cubes. Cook in boiling water to cover 15 minutes or until tender. Drain.

  2. Mash potato with a potato masher; stir in milk and next 5 ingredients until blended. Stir in cheese, green onions, and, if desired, ham. Garnish, if desired.

  3. *1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese may be substituted.