Happy Sun Valley Thanksgiving!
Wishing you the most grateful Sun Valley Thanksgiving ever. In my book, good fun, good food, and good friends define our Thanksgiving. Making some dishes head of “the day” leaves time for skiing on Baldy, or if the weather doesn’t cooperate, a bike ride. And don’t forget the Turkey Trot in Hailey!
If you aren’t in Sun Valley for Thanksgiving, I hope you make it here for Christmas.
Here’s my favorite and yummiest make-ahead mashed potato recipe. And yes, it’s a good idea to do something active to offset the dairy in this recipe.
Make Ahead Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
- Make your holiday easy and prepare these mashed potatoes ahead. Assemble the dish, including the Parmesan, and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Bake before serving.
- You can peel the Yukon gold potatoes. Or not. I don’t.
- Serves 6-8
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place the potatoes, garlic and 1 tablespoon salt in a large pot with enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until very tender. Test at 15 minutes so you don’t over cook.
- Drain the potatoes and garlic and mash them with a hand-held electric mixer. While the potatoes are still hot, stir in the goat cheese, butter, sour cream, half-and-half, 4 teaspoons salt and 2 teaspoons pepper until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into a 9 x 12 x 2-inch oval baking dish, smoothing the top. Sprinkle the Parmesan on top and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Sprinkle with chopped green onions. Serve hot.
The Hailey Turkey Trot
For more information on a Sun Valley Thanksgiving, visit Sun Valley.com.
Sheila Liermann | Sun Valley Real Estate Broker