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Smoky Mashed Potato Bake

Yield 10 servings


  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 1/2 pounds new potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded smoked Gouda cheese, divided
  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 2 to 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1/2 cup light margarine
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. Sauté garlic in hot oil in a skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

  2. Cook potato in a Dutch oven in boiling water to cover 30 minutes or until tender; drain.

  3. Mash potato in a large bowl. Stir in garlic, 1/4 cup Gouda cheese, half-and-half, and next 4 ingredients until blended. Spoon mixture into a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Gouda cheese.

  4. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.