Yesterday I shared with you my family’s favorite way to eat meatloaf. And today I’m going to let you in on the perfect side to go with it.
Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, and this is a fun twist on them. Am I the only one who thinks that mashed potatoes and peas were made for each other? I love them together, and eating a forkful of peas is always so much easier when they can adhere to a bite of mashed potatoes. With this recipe, the work of wrangling your peas is already done for you!
The peas add color and a sweet pop of flavor to the potatoes, and who doesn’t like getting a two-for-one when it comes to veggies? This quick and easy side dish is sure to be popular with kids and adults alike. I even know an 11-month-old who’s rather fond of it.
So the next time you’re in the mood for mashed potatoes, toss in some peas and see what you think. From meatloaf to Salisbury steak to baked chicken, Smashed Potatoes and Peas are the perfect accompaniment!
Adapted from Real Simple Family, Fall 2010 (magazine).