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Tomato-Basil Mashed Potatoes

No recipe image available.A quick and easy recipe for 'doctoring-up' a package of frozen mashed potatoes—Mediterranean-style.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 small onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 (22-ounce) package frozen mashed potatoes
3 1/3 cups milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan; reduce heat, and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Stir in basil.
  2. Combine potatoes, milk, and butter in a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Microwave at HIGH 15 minutes, stirring once. Let stand 2 minutes. Spoon potatoes into a large serving bowl, and spoon tomato mixture down center.

Makes 6 servings.