parmesan-prosciutto mashed potatoes

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By Carol Michels
from Charles City, IA

This recipe is a refreshing change from the same old mashed potatoes.

Ingredients For parmesan-prosciutto mashed potatoes

  • 1 1/2 lb
    russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3
    garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 oz
    prosciutto, thinly sliced, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 c
    milk - more if needed
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, for garnish
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How To Make parmesan-prosciutto mashed potatoes

  • 1
    Cook potatoes and garlic in large pot of boiling water until potatoes are very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; return potatoes and garlic to same pot.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, melt butter in heavy small saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped prosciutto and thyme and sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Add prosciutto mixture and 3/4 cup milk to potatoes and garlic. Mash well, adding more milk by tablespoonfuls if potatoes are dry. Mix in 1/2 cup cheese. Season with pepper. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Cover and chill. Stir over low heat to rewarm, adding more milk by tablespoonfuls, if desired.) Transfer potatoes to bowl. Sprinkle lightly with 2 tablespoons cheese; serve.

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