Easter Sides: Spinach and Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes and Cheddar-Thyme Biscuits
Prep & Cook Time:35-45 min.
Cook Within:7 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
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Easter is a time for bunny rabbits and family, chocolate eggs and togetherness, candy and… candy. But also special dinners for friends and loved ones. Let us help reduce the stress and release the joy; two sides here are the perfect accompaniment to any Easter protein. Flaky, cheesy biscuits and creamy mashed potatoes with spinach are both easy to make and thoroughly amazing to consume. Happy Easter from Home Chef!
Tip: Here's a super easy way to remove thyme leaves from stem. Just pinch the top and run your fingers down the stem. Presto! The leaves should just fall off.
Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a
substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient
sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you
informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient
labels in your meal bag.
You Will Need
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Prepare the Ingredients
Stem and mince thyme.
Peel and cut potatoes into large chunks.
Coarsely chop spinach.
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter until melted, 30 seconds.
Prepare the Biscuits
In a mixing bowl, combine biscuit mix, yellow cheddar cheese, thyme, half the butter (reserve remaining for topping biscuits), ½ cup water, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix until a sticky dough forms. If dough is too thick, add additional water 1 tsp. at a time.
Form dough into eight equal-sized balls. Place dough balls on prepared baking sheet, leaving 3" space in between. Brush tops with remaining butter.
Bake the Biscuits
Bake biscuits in hot oven until golden brown, 15-20 minutes.
While biscuits bake, make mashed potatoes.
Make the Mashed Potatoes
Bring a medium pot with potatoes covered by 8 cups water and 2 tsp. salt to a boil. Cook until fork-tender, 14-18 minutes.
Drain potatoes in a colander.
Return pot to medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add spinach to hot pot and stir occasionally until wilted, 1-2 minutes.
Remove from burner. Add potatoes, cream, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, white cheddar cheese, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper and mash until smooth.
Finish the Dish
Transfer biscuits and mashed potatoes to serving dishes, and serve family-style with the main dish of your choice. Bon appétit!
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