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Cheesy Mashed Potato Cups

 Cheesy Mashed Potato Cups
Our home economists doubled Jill Hancock’s mashed potato recipe for an extra batch to freeze. “It’s a nice alternative to the standard potatoes or rice,” Jill confirms from Nashua, New Hampshire.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 pounds cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain.
  • In a large bowl, mash potatoes, milk, butter, salt and pepper until
  • smooth. Stir in 1-1/3 cups cheese. Grease two 6-portion muffin pans;
  • divide potato mixture between pans. Sprinkle with remaining cheese;
  • top with parsley.
  • Cover and freeze one pan for up to 3 months. Bake the remaining pan,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and
  • cheese is melted.
  • To use frozen potato cups: Thaw in the refrigerator. Bake as
  • directed. Yield: 2 pans (6 servings each).