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Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

The creamy mashed potatoes had a nice tang from the sour cream and the sweetened caramelized onions gave the potatoes amazing flavor and texture. These caramelized onion mashed potatoes paired nicely with the roasted chicken breasts with morel pan sauce and roasted asparagus with brown butter. I can’t wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow.

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

How to Make Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Peel and cut the potatoes. Place them, along with a sprinkling of salt, into a large saucepan and add enough water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch. Bring the water to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15-18 minutes. Drain the potatoes.

While the potatoes are boiling, make the caramelized onions.  Place one tablespoon of butter and the olive oil into a skillet over medium heat.  Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring often, for 25-30 minutes, or until caramelized and golden brown.

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Side Note: If the skillet gets dry, add a tablespoon of water or two.  Season with sea salt, to taste.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Place the remaining tablespoon of butter into the milk and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Pour the milk mixture onto the potatoes along with the sour cream; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mash the potatoes using a hand masher until creamy and smooth. Add half of the caramelized onions and mix to combine. Place into a serving bowl and top with the remaining caramelized onions. Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

 

 

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

 

Yield: 6  

Total Time: 30 minutes +/-

Ingredients:

6 small gold potatoes, scrubbed, peeled, and cut into 1 inch chunks
2 tbsp butter, divided
1-2 tsp olive oil
2 sweet yellow onions, halved & sliced thinly
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp 2% milk
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp light sour cream
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Peel and cut the potatoes. Place them, along with a sprinkling of salt, into a large saucepan and add enough water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch. Bring the water to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15-18 minutes. Drain the potatoes.

While the potatoes are boiling, make the caramelized onions.  Place one tablespoon of butter and the olive oil into a skillet over medium heat.  Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring often, for 25-30 minutes, or until caramelized and golden brown. Side Note: If the skillet gets dry, add a tablespoon of water or two.  Season with sea salt, to taste.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Place the remaining tablespoon of butter into the milk and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Pour the milk mixture onto the potatoes along with the sour cream; season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mash the potatoes using a hand masher until creamy and smooth. Add half of the caramelized onions and mix to combine. Place into a serving bowl and top with the remaining caramelized onions. Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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6 Comments

  1. You have me at the caramelized onion, Pam. I am not exactly a fan of mashed potatoes, but will definitely eat this because of those caramelized onions.

  2. Potatoes cooked with onions has long been one of my favorite dishes but never tried anything like this but will have to soon.

  3. Absolutely fabulous Pam.
    Love caramelised onion and the combination can be nothing but delicious!
    Cheers,
    Lia xx

  4. there aren’t many ways to improve upon plain ol’ buttery mashed potatoes, but you’ve done it!