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Casserole, Portobello Layered Mashed Potatoes (D, KLP, TNT)
Source: October 1999 issue of Cooking Light
Serves: 8

[Archivist's Note: we've also seen this spelled as Portabello]

3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons butter or stick margarine
1/4 cup minced fresh onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound finely chopped Portobello mushroom caps, about 3-1/2 cups
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil, or 2 tsp. dried
cooking spray
1 ounce grated fresh parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon olive oil

Put potatoes in saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.

Cool and peel potatoes and mash. Add reserved cooking water, buttermilk, 3/4 tsp. salt, nutmeg, and 1/8 tsp. pepper; beat at medium speed of a mixer until smooth.

Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium/high heat.

Add onion, garlic, and sauté 2 minutes.

Add mushrooms and cook 2 minutes without stirring. Cook until liquid almost evaporates (about 4 minutes), stirring frequently.

Remove from heat, and stir in 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. pepper, and basil.

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Spread 1/3 of potato mixture in bottom of an 8" square baking dish, coated with cooking spray.

Spread half of mushroom mixture over potato mixture; repeat layers, ending w/potato mixture.

Sprinkle top with cheese, & paprika; drizzle with oil. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes.

Poster's Notes:
(From original unknown poster) If you haven't made this yet you will absolutely LOVE it (at least we did). We found it to be so "meaty" tasting that we ate it as a main dish...just a green salad and maybe a glass of wine and you are all set. One other thing that I really like is that we both work and I am constantly searching for things that I can make on weekends and then just "nuke and eat" after work.

Posted by Annice Grinberg, Z'L

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 187 Calories (kcal); 3g Total Fat; (12% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 35g Carbohydrate; 6mg Cholesterol; 377mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates