Potato Nests with Peas Recipe
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Potato Nests with Peas Recipe

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I SERVE potatoes with just about every meal. Besides using this recipe as a side dish, I discovered I could serve it as a main dish for a lighter meal. It satisfies the appetite well, especially for us older folks. A dear friend shared this recipe with me several years ago. -Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 cup hot mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Dash dill weed
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 can (8-1/2 ounces) peas, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 288 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 738mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine potatoes and egg yolk; mix well. Stir in the cheese.
  2. Spoon two mounds onto a greased baking sheet. With the back of a spoon, shape each mound into a 4-in. nest. Sprinkle with dill; dot with butter. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown. Fill nest with peas. Bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Potato Nests with Peas in Reminisce Extra February 1999, p47

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