Decadent Mashed Potatoes Recipe




This recipe for mashed potatoes really goes decadent...Start with your old-fashioned mashed potatoes. Then create a decadent dish for guests or holiday parties.

This is a great recipe to use for potlucks and holiday parties! People simply love it!!! It is a great conversation starter - everybody wants to know what's in it!

This recipe may seem very untraditional and the ingredients quite unusual. And they are! This is why it will turn out to be the conversation of your next party! This recipe may not be the first choice for an every weeknight dinner. However, guests at parties love it for it is different from anything else and decadent. Try it for your next potluck, holiday party or family gathering. See how it turns out.

Ingredients:
4 cups of mashed potatoes
10 oz kale
1 big or two smaller apples
1/4 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
4-5 whole pecans for garnish
3 oz brie

 Depending on taste you may differ from the ratios. You may omit the pecans if you are cooking for people with nut allergies. If you want the mashed potatoes to be more creamy, add more brie. If you want the recipe to be healthier, then add a bit less brie. If you are adhering to vegan eaters, you may omit the brie completely.

Start with ready mashed potatoes. You can use your old favorite recipe, you can use a store-bought mashed potatoes mix. It is better if your base is simpler. I like pureeing potatoes, and putting just a bit of non-fat milk. My hubby's mom does it by simply boiling and pureeing the potatoes with chicken stock. It simple but the mashed potatoes turn absolutely delicious. Here are extra recipes for basic mashed potatoes.

Cut the brie into small cubes of 1/2 - 1 inch. As the potatoes are still warm, put the pieces  and stir gently. The heat of the potatoes will help the brie melt a bit.

Chop the kale and apple into very tiny pieces.

Heat a skillet. Put the apple and kale to warm up just for 2 minutes. Make sure you don't overcook. You want the ingredient to get warm not soggy. Stir the kale-apple mixture into the mashed potatoes.

Add the pecans and stir until the mixture is even.

The mashed potato recipe can be a good side dish as well as addition to an appetizer platter.

To serve as an appetizer or for brunch, arrange the potatoes in a platter. Use the extra pecans to decorate the top. Serve with bread, extra apples, crackers, or veggies on the side.


Or, you can make a bigger platter with the decadent mashed potatoes being a part of it. 


8 comments:

These look so good! thanks for sharing :) http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

December 2, 2013 at 6:36 PM comment-delete

Great recipe, I love how it is so customizable and the base is so simple! Thanks for linking up to Momma's Meandering Monday!

December 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM comment-delete

Thank you!

December 11, 2013 at 8:55 PM comment-delete

This would be great at a holiday party. I love the flexibility of the recipe. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

December 12, 2013 at 2:45 PM comment-delete

Hey Cynthia, yes great for holiday parties indeed!

December 14, 2013 at 3:25 PM comment-delete

Oh my. These do sound decadent. I've never seen mashed potatoes like this. I must try them.

December 18, 2013 at 8:50 PM comment-delete

What an incredible recipe, definitely want to try these! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party! Hope to see you again Thursday at 7PM.

Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

January 1, 2014 at 10:32 PM comment-delete

Thank you, Britni and Amanda!

January 2, 2014 at 8:40 PM comment-delete

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