Use leftover mashed potatoes to simplify the dish If you have the time to follow the recipe precisely you're in for a treat. But you won't be disappointed if you simply make mashed potatoes as normally do (leave out the egg) or use yesterday's mashed potatoes to make this. Skip the food processor and just slice or chop the mushrooms quickly (they'll break up when you saute them). Make layers as described and you're done! Pros: Great for using leftovers
My kids loved this - it's the first mashed potatoes I've been able to convince them to eat (they are 5 and 7). My friend loved this - and she's the finickiest eater I've ever met. And everyone else loved it too!
I too made this for Thanksgiving dinner and will make it again at Easter. It was absolutely delicious. I used spinach too but will try blanched kale next time for a nutritional boost. If you love mashed potatoes Gruyere cheese and mushrooms (and even if you HATE mushrooms apparently as one of our Thanksgiving diners told us---but he had 2nds and 3rds!) you cannot go wrong with this recipe.
this was delish the first nite and not so good every nite after - DRY! the mashed potatoes were like eating a baked potato not fully cooked! other than that it was good and will probably make again (although a bit time consuming) - i'll just add milk or chicken broth to it so the leftovers aren't so dry!
Having my son's vegetarian girlfriend for Thanksgiving made me try a bit harder on side dishes and this one was truly a find! I expect I will always have it for holidays! The duxelle was fancy and so delicious. My son loves mushrooms and chard and we all love good food so it was a hit with everyone. I made a portobello gravy from another garlic mashed potatoes recipe.and it was spectacular with it. Good with tofurkey and/or turkey!
Made this last year for Thanksgiving and it's been requested for THIS year's holiday table. I'm going to add Swiss Chard to the spinach and a wider variety of mushrooms this year. With 2 vegetarians at the table this will be a hit again I'm certain.
Tasty though time consuming Just made this last night as a main dish. Ended up taking me close to 3 hrs to make it - it took more time than I thought to prep the potatoes and chop all those mushrooms (in batches in the food processor). Also I don't know how they "layer" mashed potatoes on top of the mushroom mix which is a lot softer. I ended up piping the potatoes through a plastic bag and just smearing them around. Next time I'll probably use prepped frozen potatoes and add more liquid so they spread easier. The end result was very good though! Pros: tastes great not complicated Cons: time consuming