Today’s Tasting: Super Sides….Green Bean Casserole and Ricotta Mash Potatoes…

Ricotta Mash Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 5 Pounds Russet Potatoes, Peeled And Halved Lengthwise
  • 1/2 Cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 3/4 Cup Cream
  • Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper To Taste
  • 1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper, Or To Taste
  • 1 Cup Butter, Cut Into Chunks

Directions

  1. Place potato halves into a large pot of salted water, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until very tender, about 15 minutes. A knife should pierce the middle of a potato half easily. Transfer potatoes to a colander and drain thoroughly, about 5 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Whisk ricotta cheese in a mixing bowl until smooth. Stir egg yolk and milk into cheese, whisking until smooth; season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  4. Transfer potatoes to a separate large mixing bowl, add butter chunks to potatoes, and season with salt and black pepper. Mash butter into potatoes with a potato masher until fluffy; a few lumps are okay. Whisk ricotta cheese mixture into mashed potatoes.
  5. Spread mashed potatoes into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Smooth the top and use the tip of a spatula to lightly press the potatoes and lift up to create little peaks and valleys in the top.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are heated through and top is golden brown, About 20 Minutes.

Vintage Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients

  • 4 Pounds Fresh Green Beans, Trimmed And Cut Into 2-Inch Pieces
  • 2 (10.75 Ounce) Cans Cream Of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 Pound Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 1 (6 Ounce) Can French-Fried Onions

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat a large saucepan of salted water to a boil; add green beans and cook just until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  3. Mix green beans and cream of mushroom soup together in a bowl; spread into an 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over green been mixture and top with French-fried onions.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and browned, about 30 minutes.
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