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Mashed Potatoes

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Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who need to consume additional calories to help them meet their nutritional needs.

This easy side dish tastes great when served with turkey, chicken, or beef.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 c. water
  • 2/3 c. heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2/3 c. mashed potato flakes
  • 3 tbsp. sour cream

Directions:

  1. Combine water, heavy cream, salt, and butter in a microwave-proof bowl.
  2. Microwave on high setting for approximately 2 minutes. (All microwaves vary and heating times may need to be adjusted.)
  3. Remove from microwave.
  4. Stir in potato flakes to moisten.
  5. Add sour cream and mix well.

Serves: 2

Serving size: ½ cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
477 calories
2 g protein
42 g fat
460 mg sodium
33 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:

You can add cheese or gravy to the recipe for even more calories.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N
Date reviewed: July 2012

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