Mashed Potato Love

Memories of childhood have lots to do with mashed potatoes. If I did not feel well, I got mashed potatoes and I felt better or so I told myself. I don't have strong memories of food and my childhood but oh how I remember potatoes. I still like almost any kind of potato but it is the mashed that bring back the memories.

I guess, I sat on the sofa and ate them, when unwell. I can picture cuddling on one end of the sofa with a bowl in my hand, filled with those wonderful potatoes.

So, here I am remembering and making mashed potatoes. These are light and tender.

Memories are funny.  Some are vivid, some are dim and others are gone which means they are not memories.  My hubby and I have different times that we remember clearly.  I assume this is related to the importance of the incidents to each of us.


2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon chopped onion

8 ounces reduced-fat ricotta cheese

1 cup reduced-fat sour cream

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 egg

2 tablespoons Panko or Cornflake crumbs


Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Mash potatoes with butter and onion until small lumps of potato remain; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat ricotta cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, rosemary and pepper until smooth.

Fold egg into cheese mixture. 

Fold into potato mixture.

Generously coat muffin cups with nonstick spray; evenly sprinkle muffin cups with  crumbs. Fill with potato mixture; smooth tops.

Bake, uncovered, at 425 degrees F for 27-30 minutes or until edges of potatoes are lightly browned. 

Cool for 15 minutes. 

Loosen potato from sides of muffins cups; invert onto a baking sheet to remove.

Eat and enjoy.

Linked to: Hearth and Soul Hop     Tuesday’s Table            Fat Tuesday          Weekend Potluck        What'd You Do  This Weekend     Waste Not Want Not Wednesday              Full Plate Thursday 


  1. Although your photo is not showing up on my screen, your recipe sounds divine. Potatoes, especially mashed, were definitely one of my comfort foods too growing up. Today, I love a baked potato smothered in butter ( which I do not eat very often) . The addition of ricotta and sour cream in your potatoes is intriguing. It's funny Chaya , I very seldom make a potato dish and I posted one this week too...

  2. This sounds sooo good. Potatoes are the perfect comfort food! Thanks for sharing on the Full Plate Thursday Link Up :)

  3. Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop,

  4. A wonderful dish! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Ooh, I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing it on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I'm featuring it this week :)


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