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Potato Nests with Peas

 Potato Nests with Peas
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
2 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.


  • 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


  • In a bowl, combine potatoes and egg yolk; mix well. Stir in the
  • cheese.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 288 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 738 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 10 g protein.