by Karin Calloway
Mashed potatoes are an all-purpose side dish, almost as American as apple pie! The recent revival of "diner" dining and trendy diner-style upscale restaurants has elevated this blue plate special side dish to new heights. Garlic mashed potatoes and other flavored varieties abound today on chain restaurant menus despite the trend for low-carbohydrate diets.
These Boursin Mashed Potatoes are flavorful with garlic and herbs, are a snap to prepare and can be made ahead. Reheating is usually an issue with mashed potatoes, but the additions of the Boursin cheese spread, sour cream and milk provide enough liquid and fat to ensure creamy, delicious results. Serve as a side dish to our Garlic-Herb Prime Rib (recipe available on this site), or this also makes a terrific side with oven-roasted salmon or store-bought rotisserie chicken and gravy.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Remove potatoes from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake for 30 minutes, or until heated through.
Makes 6 servings.
*Boursin brand herb and garlic cheese spread was used for testing purposes.
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