Whether they like their holiday potatoes whipped, with lumps, or in the form of tots, they will love our Garlic Farmer Cheese Mashed Potatoes. Whip potatoes with our probiotic farmer cheese, then add garlic, parmesan, fresh parsley, and chopped chives for an umami update to a classic comfort food. Once you’ve finished eating, turn into a couch potato and watch your favorite Netflix show.
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- 1/2 cup Farmer Cheese
- 2 lbs yellow, red, or white potatoes (peel if desired)
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley (finely chopped)
- salt and pepper
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- 1 tbsp chopped chives
- Boil potatoes with salted water, drain when done. In a large bowl, mix & mash together all the ingredients above together.
- Top with butter, salt, and extra fresh herbs.