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Easy And Quick Dinner Ideas With Mashed Potatoes

If you are a mom like me you would know what a blessing mashed potatoes are in a home of picky eaters. A lot of times, I found myself in the rabbit hole of recipes looking and arranging new dinner ideas with mashed potatoes.




Beef with mashed potatoes


Many People love to combine meatballs with mashed potatoes and the internet is full of many meatballs and mashed potatoes ideas but the reason I like Dukkah mashed potatoes that it perfectly balance the softness and rich flavor of the meatballs


Dinner Menu item no 1: Red Pepper Jelly Meatballs

The special Red Pepper Jelly Meatballs only took 30 minutes to make and very budjet friendly as one serving only cost you 0.75$




Ingredients


Preparation

  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients thoroughly. Roll meatballs tightly.

  2. Heat oil in a frypan over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook, for about 15 minutes, turning frequently until nicely browned. Remove meatballs and set them aside.

  3. Remove excess oil from the pan. Add Red Pepper Jelly and melt. Return meatballs to pan, and toss quickly to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 150, Fat 7 g (Saturated 1.5 g, Trans 0.2 g), Cholesterol 55 mg, Sodium 95 mg, Carbohydrate 11 g (Fiber 1 g, Sugars 3 g), Protein 12 g.



Dinner Menu item no 2: Dukkah Mashed Potatoes

Meat often has a very rich meaty after taste and a strong meaty smell that you can feel in any food you put in your mouth after meat.

Dukkah is an Egyptian condiment made from nuts, seeds, and herbs. The fragrance of this blend will overcome the meaty after taste and you will be able to enjoy your mashed potato even if you are combining it with meat. Another reason it's the perfect blend is that Dukkah adds a nutty crunch to the soft and creamy potatoes that you will love with soft and delicate meatballs.



Ingredients

  • 1 lb (450 g) potatoes, peeled and quartered

  • 2⁄3 cup skim milk

  • 1⁄2 tsp Herb & Garlic Dip Mix

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1⁄2 cup Dukkah, prepared

Preparation

  1. In a Multipurpose Pot, boil potatoes until tender. Drain and return to pot. Cover, and set aside.

  2. In a saucepan or in a Prep Bowl, mix milk with Herb & Garlic Dip Mix. Heat or microwave on medium for 2 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, mash or whip potatoes until lump-free. Add milk mixture and olive oil, and stir until smooth. Sprinkle with prepared Dukkah, and serve.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 160, Fat 8 g (Saturated 1 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 210 mg, Carbohydrate 19 g (Fiber 3 g, Sugars 3 g), Protein 4 g.


Dinner Menu item no 3: Summer Layered Salad

The salad only takes 15 minutes to make and a perfect way to balance your plate. Also, This recipe provides over 100% of daily recommended Vitamin A, important for the development and maintenance of night vision.




The salad goes so well with chile jam in the meat balls. Try taking a bite of this salad after the meatball the combination will be heavenly.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup matchstick carrots

  • 1 cup sliced celery

  • 4 cups mixed greens

  • 1 cup diced English cucumber, skin on

  • 12 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

  • 1⁄4 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette

Preparation


  1. Layer the first four ingredients in the order listed. Arrange tomato halves cut-side down.

  2. Pour dressing over top. Toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 110, Fat 9 g (Saturated 1 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 50 mg, Carbohydrate 8 g (Fiber 3 g, Sugars 4 g), Protein 2 g.


Chicken and mashed potatoes dinner idea.

Another thing kids love all around the world is chicken, so a dinner with chicken and mashed potatoes is always a hit in our house.


Dinner Menu item no 1: Blackened Chicken with Cajun Seasoning


Caujan seasoning adds such a light and spicy taste to this recipe that you only need three ingredients to make this recipe. 4 servings of it take less than $8 to make which makes this a very budget-friendly $1.67/serving meal. The recipe is really simple and takes around 20 to 25 minutes to make.



Easy and quick chicken recipes Cajun chicken

Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup melted butter

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts

  • 1-2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450° F (230° C).

  2. Preheat a frying pan to medium-high heat.

  3. Brush butter on both sides of the chicken. Coat or rub the buttered chicken with Cajun Seasoning.

  4. Sear both sides of the chicken for 2 minutes. Place pan in preheated oven for 6 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 250, Fat 15 g (Saturated 8 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 100 mg, Sodium 150 mg, Carbohydrate 3 g (Fiber 1 g, Sugars 0 g), Protein 27 g.



Dinner Menu item no 2: Best Ever Smashed Potatoes


Cajun seasoning is rich in taste and a bit spicy. On the other hand, pesto sauce has ingredients like permission cheese and pine nuts, The rich sauce help in easing the spiciness of Cajun seasoning and makes your tongue ready to enjoy the flavors of cajun seasoning once again. The blend of light and rich, flavourful and nutty makes the perfect match for a healthy, fun, and filling dinner.



Best smashed potatoes recipe


Ingredients

  • 4 medium, unpeeled potatoes or sweet potatoes, washed and chopped

  • 1 tbsp3 Onion Dip Mix, or dip mix of your choice

  • 1⁄2 cup milk or water

  • 2 tbsp Pesto Sauce, prepared, or salad dressing, your choice


Preparation


Combine potatoes and dip mix in a Multipurpose Steamer.

Microwave on high, with the lid on, for 10 minutes.

Mash potatoes with milk and finishing sauce until desired consistency.


Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 130, Fat 2 g (Saturated 0.4 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 45 mg, Carbohydrate 23 g (Fiber 2 g, Sugars 3 g), Protein 4 g.


Dinner Menu item no 3: Passport to Flavour Steamed Veggies


This dish will only take you 10 minutes to make and it will add another very healthy vegetable item that will perfectly balance your plate. Plus you can make it in a multipurpose steamer





Ingredients

  • 4 cups mixed vegetables

  • 1⁄2 cup Pesto Sauce

Preparation

  1. Place veggies in a Multipurpose Steamer. Microwave on high for 3–5 minutes, until tender-crisp.

  2. Serve drizzled with finishing sauce.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 130, Fat 2 g (Saturated 0.4 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 45 mg, Carbohydrate 23 g (Fiber 2 g, Sugars 3 g), Protein 4 g.





A dinner plan for a lazy day.

We don't have the same amount of energy every day. Some days we are feeling so tired that we don't want to cook or we aren't in a mood to cook. But still want to eat something healthy and don't want to ruin our diet with microwavable pizza. The dinner idea with mashed potatoes is for that day.


It will only take you a few minutes to throw everything in a slow cooker and then you can forget about it for five to six hours. You can even make a big batch of it to eat it again with pasta tomorrow.


Dinner Menu item no 1: Slow-cooked Saucy Pot Roast





Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced mushrooms

  • 4 carrots, thickly sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 celery stalks, chopped

  • 2 cans (5.5 oz/ 156 ml) tomato paste

  • 1 can (28 oz/ 798 ml) plum tomatoes, drained

  • 2 tbsp Sun-Kissed Tomato Dip Mix, or Spinach Dip Mix

  • 1 tbsp Seasoning for Meatballs & Meatloaf

  • 2 - 3 tsp sugar

  • 4 lb (1.8 kg) beef pot roast (cross-rib or blade)

  • Sea Salt (Grinder), to taste

  • Black Pepper (Grinder), to taste

Preparation


  1. Place mushrooms, carrots, garlic, celery, and tomato paste into a slow cooker. Add tomatoes and, using your hands, gently break them up. Stir in seasonings and sugar.

  2. Season beef with Sea Salt and Pepper, and place in the slow cooker. Spoon liquid overtop.

  3. Cover and cook about 6 hours on high or 10 hours on low, until beef is fork-tender.

  4. Thickly slice beef and serve, using about 1⁄3 of the sauce.

Dinner Menu item no 2: Garlic Mashed Potatoes


A healthy and delicious alternative to traditional mashed potatoes made with cream. This mashed potato dish is so simple to make with the ingredients more likely already in your home.



Ingredients

Preparation


  1. Boil potatoes Approximately 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain in a removable colander, and return to pot. Cover, and set aside.

  2. Heat milk with Herb & Garlic Dip Mix in Multipurpose Pot - 8 C.

  3. Mash or whip potatoes until lump-free. Add milk mixture and remaining ingredients, stirring until smooth.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 170, Fat 8 g (Saturated 1.5 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 70 mg, Carbohydrate 23 g (Fiber 2 g, Sugars 1 g), Protein 4 g.


Tips For a twist, try Epicure Balsamic Vinaigrette Seasoning instead of Epicure Herb & Garlic Dip Mix.




I hope you like all these meal plans and if you try them don't forget to let me know about your experience.











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