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Monday, May 25, 2020

Rustic 3 Vegetable Mash with Sautéed Green Onions

Looking for a new potato dish that is just a little bit more than standard mashed potatoes? If so I would like to offer this Rustic (or refined, it's your choice) 3 Vegetable Mash with Sauteed Green Onions

It doesn't take long when looking around Scratch Made Food! to observe that there are more side dish recipes than main dish recipes. And there is a good reason for that, you see...

Most folks love a particular main dish, like fried chicken and when they have it even a couple times a month, they still like fried chicken! But for some reason, the side dishes served with the fried chicken seem a little stale if served again. Or at least that is how it usually seemed in our little household. Coupled with the fact that we all need to eat more vegetables, I came to the conclusion that we need more side dish recipes than main dish recipes...

Bringing us to this platter of Rustic 3 Vegetable Mash with Sauteed Green Onions! It is no more difficult to make that regular everyday mashed potatoes, but for that time you want something just a little bit more, this is your dish! to be honest, I have also made this dish in a more refined state and peeled the carrots and potatoes, but when I can, my personal choice is to leave the peel right where it is! I hope you give this dish a try, it is very good, rustic or refined!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • salt
  • green onions
  • butter
  • garlic salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • cream cheese
  • milk
You will also need the following:
  • medium saucepan with lid
  • cutting board
  • measuring spoons
  • potato masher
  • serving platter or dish
Now we are ready to begin!

How to make 3 Veg Mash with Sauteed Green Onions.
3 Vegetable Mash with Sauteed Green Onions.

Rustic 3 Vegetable Mash with Sauteed Green Onions
by the seat of my pants!

3 medium potatoes, about one pound
2 - 3 medium carrots
1 t salt, for cooking 
1 bunch green onions, prepared into thin slices
1-2 T butter
1/2 t garlic salt
fresh ground pepper
3 oz cream cheese, diced into squares
1/3-1/2 c milk - start with 1/3 c milk adding more as needed.

Peel (if desired) carrots and potatoes. 

Slice carrots thinly and place them in the bottom of a medium-sized saucepan.

Quarter the potatoes lengthwise, placing them on top of the carrots. 

Cover completely with water. Sprinkle with the 1 t salt.

Note regarding potato types. When I use a "waxy" potato I will cut the pieces smaller than a russet. 

3 Veg Mash with Sauteed Green Onions.
Refined style with peeled russet potatoes. 

3 Veg Mash with Sauteed Green Onions.
Rustic style with purple potatoes. 

Cover the vegetables with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until carrots and potatoes are tender. Drain well. 

Return the pan to the stove, add the milk allowing the milk to get hot.

Remove pan from the burner, add the cream cheese cubes, cover with the lid, set aside. 

While the cream cheese is melting, saute the green onions.

3 Veg Mash with Sauteed Green Onions.

Saute the sliced green onions in the butter in a small skillet, stirring constantly until some of the pieces are beginning to brown. Reserve a spoonful to garnish if desired. Add remaining sauteed onions to the potatoes in the pan along with the garlic salt and freshly ground pepper. 

Easy, delicious and goes with everything 3 Veg Mash with Sauteed Green Onions.

Mash the vegetables together adding more milk to achieve the consistency you prefer. Pile into a serving bowl, and garnish with reserved sauteed onion pieces, and serve.



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  1. years ago i shared a house with a fellow who used to make mash with pumpkin and carrots and lots of cheese - that was fabulous. i like the sound of this one too. i think he may have made that as well. delish!

    1. I have played around through the years with different mashed potato dishes, this one is quite easy and the ingredients available year round. It doesn't steal the show flavor wise but is still quite tasty. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

  2. I like this idea a lot, perhaps my daughter whos not so fond of carrots will like them in this dish...going to try it.

    1. The carrots don't over power the dish flavor wise, so she just might enjoy this dish! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I love things like this especially with potatoes as the base. Very comforting

    1. Me too, I hope you give this a try. Feel free to customize it for your own family and personal tastes, thanks for stopping by!


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