“Instead of adding butter and cream to my mashed potatoes, I add flavored cream cheese—usually chive and onion,” writes Margaret Manetta of Clinton Township, Michigan. “This really enhances the potatoes.”
"This favorite root vegetables recipe originated with my mother, who loved parsnips," recalls Doreen Saunders of Kingston, Ontario. "I've continued the tradition of serving it for special occasions or Sunday dinners."
Kids of all ages get a kick out of this recipe. I make it by mounding mashed potatoes into the shape of a mountain, putting a crater in the middle, and filling it with cheese sauce and drizzling some down the sides like lave. Then I broil it until it's bubbling and brown.—Beatta Robben, Grinnell, Kansas