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Garlic Red-Skin Mashed Potato Puffs

Garlic Red-Skin Mashed Potato Puffs

Garlic Red-Skin Mashed Potato Puffs

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Create endless flavor combinations with these easy mashed potato puffs. A step away from a traditional side dish that will attract kids and adults alike!

Base Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 cups, unheated, Mrs. Gerry’s Garlic Red-Skin Mashed Potatoes

  • 3 large eggs

  • ²⁄3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Salt

  • Black Pepper

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Use cooking spray to lightly coat a muffin tin (mini muffin tin typically used. If desired, use a regular sized muffin tin and increase cooking time by 10 minutes.)

Place the eggs in a large mixing bowl and whisk until blended. Then add the mashed potatoes and Parmesan cheese to the bowl and stir to combine. Mix in additional salt and pepper if desired.

Use this base mixture and add in any of the ingredient sets found below to create one of the various flavor profiles. Alternatively, you can mix your own set of desired ingredients in. Mix until ingredients are blended evenly.

Fill muffin tins with batter. Bake for about 20 minutes, until tops are golden brown and internal temperature reaches at least 165°F. Allow puffs to cool for 5 minutes. Serve with garnish if desired.

Serve immediately or maintain at 165º to 180ºF.


Add in the following ingredients to the base recipe to create new flavor combinations:

Rosemary & Garlic Potato Puff

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped

  • Garnish option: sour cream

Louisiana Potato Puff

  • ¼ teaspoon mustard powder

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne (add more for additional heat, if desired)

  • ²⁄3 cup andouille sausage, cubed

  • Garnish options: sour cream, tomato sauce or hot sauce

Spinach & Feta Potato Puff

  • ¾ cup Feta cheese crumbles

  • 2 cups fresh spinach, loosely packed

  • Garnish options: sour cream, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes or garlic butter

Breakfast Potato Puff

  • ¼ cup cooked bacon or sausage

  • ¼ cup onions, diced

  • ¼ cup fresh green bell pepper, diced

  • Garnish with: sour cream, hot sauce or hollandaise sauce

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Lobster Mac & Cheese

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With five different cheeses, our "adult" macaroni and cheese is already a stand out. Adding lobster and panko bread crumbs takes it to the next level. Pair with a salad, bread sticks and glass of wine for a simple, romantic meal. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 (5 lb.) bag Mrs. Gerry's Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese
  • 2 cups plain panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. cooked lobster meat or lobster-flavored surimi

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat Mrs. Gerry's Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese according to package directions. While macaroni & cheese is heating, melt butter in medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add panko bread crumbs; stir to combine. Continue stirring frequently until crumbs are golden brown. Remove from heat. Carefully pour hot Macaroni & Cheese into a greased half pan. Gently stir in lobster or surimi; top with buttered crumbs. Bake for 15 or 20 minutes until lobster is hot and crumbs are deep golden brown.

Mashed Potato Bowls

Mashed Potato Bowls

Mashed Potato Bowls

Fried Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl

1 cup Mrs. Gerry’s Premium Mashed Potatoes
3 oz. popcorn chicken
½ cup corn kernels
½ cup gravy
2 Tbsp. shredded Cheddar cheese

Place Mrs. Gerry’s Premium Mashed Potatoes in a 16 oz. container. Top with popcorn chicken and corn kernels. Ladle gravy over contents. Sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese. Serving temperature of assembled entree should be a minimum of 165°F.

Southwest Veggie Mashed Potato Bowl

1 cup Mrs. Gerry’s Premium Mashed Potatoes
¼ cup Mrs. Gerry’s Cowboy Caviar, drained
2 Tbsp. enchilada sauce
½ tsp. southwest seasoning
¼ cup queso cheese sauce
¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
¼ tsp. chopped cilantro (optional)

Place Mrs. Gerry’s Premium Mashed Potatoes in a 16 oz. container. Combine Mrs. Gerry’s Cowboy Caviar, enchilada sauce and southwest seasoning. Evenly place mixture over potatoes. Ladle cheese sauce over top. Sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese and cilantro (optional). Serving temperature of assembled entree should be a minimum of 165°F.

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Cheeseburger Mashed Potato Bowl

1 cup Mrs. Gerry’s Premium Mashed Potatoes
¼ cup cheese sauce
3 oz. ground beef, cooked and crumbled
2 Tbsp. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp. dill pickles, chopped
1 Tbsp. onions, chopped

Place Mrs. Gerry’s Premium Mashed Potatoes in a 16 oz. container. Ladle cheese sauce over potatoes. Top with ground beef. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese, chopped pickles and onion.
Serving temperature of assembled entree should be a minimum of 165°F.

Shepherd's Pie Mashed Potato Bowl

3 oz. ground beef, cooked and crumbled
½ cup mixed vegetables
1 cup Mrs. Gerry’s Premium Mashed Potatoes
½ cup brown gravy

Mix ground beef and vegetables and place in a 16 oz. container. Place Mrs. Gerry’s Premium Mashed Potatoes in the center of the vegetable mix. Top with brown gravy. Serving temperature of assembled entree should be a minimum of 165°F.

Buffalo Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl

3 oz. chicken nuggets, cooked
¼ cup buffalo hot sauce
1 cup Mrs. Gerry’s Premium Mashed Potatoes
1 Tbsp. blue cheese crumbles
1 Tbsp. green onion, sliced

Toss chicken nuggets in hot sauce. Place Mrs. Gerry’s Premium Mashed Potatoes in 16 oz. container. Place chicken in hot sauce over potatoes. Sprinkle with blue cheese and green onions. Serving temperature of assembled entree should be a minimum of 165°F.

Mashed Potato Puffs

Mashed Potato Puffs

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Mashed Potato Puffs

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 Tbsp. chopped chives

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 3 cups Mrs. Gerry’s Premium or Hearty Mashed Potatoes

 

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray wells of a cupcake pan with non-stick spray. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. Mix in both cheeses and chives. Add potatoes to bowl, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix well. Spoon into cupcake pan wells, just below full. Bake at 400°F for 25-35 minutes until they pull away from the sides of the cups and are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes in pan. Serve with sour cream or plain yogurt.

Hot Pot Roast Sundae

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Hot Pot Roast Sundae

In one 4 ½ oz. baked bread bowl (6 ½ inches in diameter), layer the following:

  • 1 cup Mrs. Gerry’s Premium or Hearty Mashed Potatoes
  • 4 oz. pork or beef roast, cooked and cubed
  • 1/3 cup chicken gravy
  • Cherry tomato

Serving temperature of assembled entrée should be a minimum of 165°F.

Deep Fried Mashed Potatoes

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Deep Fried Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Mrs. Gerry’s Premium or Hearty Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 egg, beaten

Optional add-ins:

  • Real bacon bits
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Chopped onion
  • Diced red peppers
  • Diced green peppers
  • Panko bread crumbs

Combine Mrs. Gerry's Mashed Potatoes, egg, and any optional add-ins.  Roll mixture into 2-inch balls. Coat in bread crumbs. Let sit 30 minutes to soak up moisture. Deep fry in 375°F oil for 4 minutes. 

Chicken Bread Bowl

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Chicken Bread Bowl

In one 4 ½ oz. baked bread bowl (6 ½ inches in diameter), layer the following:

  • ¾ cup Mrs. Gerry’s Premium or Hearty Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 (4 oz.) unbreaded chicken breast, cooked and cubed
  • ½ cup mixed vegetables
  • 1/3 cup chicken gravy

Serving temperature of assembled entrée should be a minimum of 165°F.

 

Steakhouse Baked Bean Casserole

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Steakhouse Baked Bean Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2/3 lb. ground beef, browned crumbled and drained
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 (1 lb.) containers Mrs. Gerry’s Steakhouse Baked Beans
  • 2/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (7.5 oz.) can refrigerated biscuits

Preheat oven to 400°F. Brown ground beef with salt, drain. Add Mrs. Gerry’s Steakhouse Baked Beans and heat through. Lightly grease 9x9 inch pan. Pour bean mixture into pan. Top with cheese. Arrange biscuits on top. Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Enjoy!