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Mashed Potato Roses

This clever side dish turns a garden-variety meal into a 'company's coming' dinner. To save prep time, make the roses ahead and keep them covered in the fridge. Then top them with butter and paprika, and pop them into the oven shortly before eating.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 medium baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, mash the potatoes. Beat in the egg, 2 tablespoons butter, cheese, salt, onion, parsley and pepper.
  • Spoon into eight mounds, about 1/2 cup each, on a greased baking sheet. To form rose petals, hold a teaspoon or tablespoon upside down and press tip of spoon all around the bottom of each mound. Repeat, forming three or four more rows of petals.
  • Melt remaining butter; drizzle over potato roses. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 128 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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