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
- 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)
- 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.
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.