Mashed Garlicky Potatoes with Portobello Gravy

Mashed Garlicky Potatoes with Portobello Gravy

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From: EatingWell Magazine Fall 2003

The creamy texture of these mashed potatoes is achieved without using cream or milk. The secret is to use the cooking liquid to moisten the puree, adding just a small amount of butter or olive oil to provide a luxurious finish. A rich-tasting mushroom gravy adds old-fashioned comfort.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • Portobello Gravy, (recipe follows)
  • 3 1/4 pounds russet potatoes, (4-5 large), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter, or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Make Portobello Gravy.
  2. Place potatoes and garlic in a large pot, cover with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, reserving cooking liquid.
  3. Return the potatoes and garlic to the pot. Add butter (or oil). Mash the potatoes with a potato masher, adding 1/2 to 1 cup of the reserved liquid to make a creamy consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the mashed potatoes to a warmed serving bowl and serve with Portobello Gravy.
  • Make Ahead Tip: The potatoes can be kept hot, covered with parchment or wax paper, over a pan of barely simmering water for up to 1 hour.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 3/4 cup
  • Per serving: 216 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 39 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 31 mcg folate; 8 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 93 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 34 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 716 mg sodium; 876 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 1

November 19, 2009
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By: bobbest
This is a great gravy for both vegetarians and meat eaters. We make up a batch for holidays so everyone can have gravy on their potatoes, stuffing etc. You can also make ahead and freeze. Adjust seasonings to your liking. Truly a keeper!