Used this to compliment the prime rib for Christmas dinner. It was absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend it as is and completely worth the effort!
Layered Mashed Potato & Mushroom Casserole
From EatingWell: November/December 2009
Fancy up regular mashed potatoes with a layer of mushroom duxelle—a sauté of finely chopped mushrooms and shallots. We omitted the traditional butter in the duxelle and added chard for a nutritional boost. Serve this hearty side in place of mashed potatoes at any holiday feast or enjoy it as a vegetarian main dish.
10 Reviews for Layered Mashed Potato & Mushroom Casserole
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!
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.
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!