The holidays are finally here! I’ve spent all week reminiscing about this time last year. We were headed to New York City for the very first time and I’m sad that it was a year ago and not happening right this very moment. That was truly one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on. If you haven’t been to New York add it to your bucket list! Today kicks off a couple of fun giveaways I have in store for you in the next few weeks. While the ultimate wish list giveaway would totally be a trip to NYC, I have the next best thing for you. Another one of my wish list must haves (#5 on my Kitchen Essentials Worth the Investment) is my Le Creuset 5 1/2 Quart French Oven. I absolutely cannot live without this baby in my kitchen. Made these mashed potatoes like a DREAM!
There’s so much fun in this post for you today. There’s this killer recipe, a phenomenal giveaway for a Le Creuset 5 1/2 qt. Round French Oven AND eight other giveaways to enter made up of eight bloggy buddies favorite things! As far as this recipe goes believe me when I say these are incredible. I know everyone has their favorite mashed potato recipe.. but these need to become your new favorite. They are made with only 4 ingredients: one of which is the ultimate secret ingredient and healthy swap! I made them in my favorite Le Creuset in the gorgeous color Carribean! Guess what? The winner of this amazing giveaway will get to CHOOSE your favorite color! There are so many to choose from, it will be tough to narrow down.. but really, you can’t go wrong with any color! Don’t stop there, once you’ve entered this giveaway – jump over to all the others and enter for a chance to win their fav goodies too! Can you think of a better way to kick off the holidays? I think not! Good luck!!
Dutch Oven Mashed Potatoes
- 10 lbs. red potatoes, washed & quartered
- 1 1/2 c. plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 c. butter
- 1/2 tsp. salt, more to taste
- Place potatoes 5 1/2-quart Le Creuset with cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 25-35 minutes, until the potatoes are completely tender (the easiest way to test if they are ready is to pierce with a fork). Drain. Using a potato masher, break the potatoes up until they are completely mashed. Add the greek yogurt and butter to the potatoes, using an electric mixer, mix on the lowest speed until creamy. Stir in salt. Serve immediately. If the potatoes are too thick, feel free to add more greek yogurt.