Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Mash Potato and Brie Cheese Casserole

Yum, this Mash Potato and Brie Cheese Casserole would be good served with a Beef Rib-Eye Roast or Roasted Cherry Balsamic Rosemary Chicken and a dinner salad. This side dish is great for a dinner party and you can prepare it ahead of time; just bake it before serving. Serves 4 Total Time: 45 minutes 

Ingredients:

2 lbs russet potatoes, peel and diced into 2” pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
4 oz cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes
1/2 cup half & half
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 oz cold Brie cheese with rind removed, cut into 1/2” pieces
Garnish: freshly chopped parsley and some thyme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450F

In a large saucepan with salted boiling water cook potatoes until fork tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.
In a small skillet sautĂ© the garlic and green onions in the butter for 2 minutes or until softened. Mash potatoes with a hand mixer then beat in the green onion mixture, cream cheese, half & half, salt and pepper.  Fold in the Brie pieces. Transfer to a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until the top begins to lightly brown. Garnish with thyme and parsley and serve immediately. Yum Yum!


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