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Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Stir-Ins

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes • Serves: 12

4 pounds gold potatoes (about 9 medium), peeled, cut into 2-inch chunks
1-1/4 cups Schnucks half-and-half
6 tablespoons Schnucks unsalted butter
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. In 5- to 6-quart saucepot, add potatoes and enough salted water to cover; heat to boiling over high heat. Simmer, uncovered, 14 to 17 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.

2. Drain potatoes well. In same saucepot, heat half-and-half, butter, salt, pepper and stir-in of choice, if using, to simmering over medium heat. Return potatoes to saucepot. With potato masher, mash potatoes until they are slightly chunky. Heat through over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Makes about 10 cups.

Each serving: about 187 calories, 8 g total fat (5 g saturated), 24 mg cholesterol, 270 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g sugars, 3 g protein

Stir-Ins – Roasted Garlic-Chive

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

4 garlic bulbs
2 teaspoons Schnucks olive oil
1 package (2/3 ounce) fresh chives, chopped (about 1/4 cup)

Preheat oven to 400°F. With serrated knife, cut 1/2 inch from top of each garlic bulb to expose top of cloves; discard tops. Place garlic, cut side up, on sheet of aluminum foil; drizzle oil over cut side of garlic. Wrap foil loosely around garlic sealing edges of foil tightly; place foil packet on small rimmed baking pan. Roast 55 minutes or until cloves are very soft. Carefully open foil. When garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze each garlic clove out of its skin and roughly chop.

Each serving: about 7 calories, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 0 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugars, 0 g protein

Stir-Ins – Grainy Mustard & Rosemary

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

1/2 cup Schnucks whole grain mustard with garlic
1-1/2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary leaves

Each serving: about 10 calories, 0 g total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugars, 0 g protein

Stir-Ins – Bacon & Cheddar

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

1 package (8 ounces) Schnucks finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (2 cups)
5 slices Schnucks hardwood smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled (about 2/3 cup)
6 green onions, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup) (optional)

Each serving: about 88 calories, 7 g total fat (0 g saturated), 19 mg cholesterol, 188 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugars, 6 g protein