Avocado Mashed Potatoes For Your Thanksgiving Feast

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    Thanksgiving is on its way and that means one thing: food, a lot of food. Incorporating avocado dishes into your Thanksgiving Feast not only provides a unique side dish, but also a healthier option for your friends and family to enjoy. Read on for a new take on a fan favorite: avocado mashed potatoes.

    How To Make Avocado Mashed Potatoes

    Ingredients

    • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
    • 2 pounds of potatoes, peeled and cut into ¾ inch cubes
    • ⅓ cup 2% milk
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon lime juice (fresh preferred)
    • Salt and pepper to taste (about ½ teaspoon each)
    avocado mashed potatoes

    Instructions

    • Place potatoes in a large pan and fill with enough cold water to cover them. Lightly salt and bring to a boil on the stove. Cook until they are tender, about 15 minutes.
    • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan. Set to medium heat, stirring the potatoes until they are dry, about 2 minutes. Mash the spuds until smooth and set aside. 
    • Put a medium pan on medium heat. Combine the milk and butter in the pan and stir until the butter is melted. 
    • Add the milk/butter mixture to the potatoes. Add salt and pepper.
    • Add the avocado and mash with a fork until partly combined. Add lime juice. 
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    BONUS: Top Avocado Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Shallots

    To make the caramelized shallots you need:

    • 4 large shallots, sliced thinly
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1 ½ teaspoon olive oil

    Before you start cooking your spuds:

    • Place a small nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil.
    • Add the shallots cook until they turn golden brown, stirring occasionally. This should take about 30 minutes. 
    • Add 1 tablespoon of water after 10 minutes and another tablespoon after 20 minutes.