The Costco Connect
Look for baker, gold and red potatoes in your
local Costco warehouse. Gourmet Medley
potatoes are available in select locations.
; Caramelized Shallot and Goat
Cheese Mashed Potatoes
2½ pounds potatoes
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
½ cup heavy cream
3 large shallots, thinly sliced
4 ounces goat cheese, brought to room
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper
Peel and quarter the potatoes. Place in a large
pot and cover with cold water. Add about 1 teaspoon of salt, bring to a boil and cook for 10 to
15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender
when pierced with the tip of a knife.
While the potatoes cook, place 3 tablespoons of
the butter in a microwave-safe glass measuring
cup or bowl. Add the heavy cream and microwave
on medium-high ( 70 percent) until the butter is
melted and the cream is hot, about 1½ minutes.
Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in a
skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced shallots
and cook until soft and golden brown, about
5 to 7 minutes. Set aside.
Drain the potatoes and return to the pan for a
minute or two to evaporate all of the water.
Transfer to a large bowl, and add the butter-cream
mixture and goat cheese. Whip with an electric
mixer on slow speed until smooth. Add ½ tea-
spoon salt, white pepper and caramelized shal-
lots. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
Transfer to a serving dish. Makes 6 servings.
Recipe courtesy of Costco member Lynne Webb
from My Gourmet Connection (
; Bacon, Ranch and Cheddar
2 ½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and
½ cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup warm milk
½ teaspoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dry ranch dressing seasoning
1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
2 cups cooked, crumbled bacon pieces
Boil cubed potatoes for 10 to 15 minutes, or
until fork tender. Drain and place into the bowl
of a stand mixer. Add butter, milk, garlic salt, pepper, ranch seasoning and ½ cup of shredded
cheese. Mix until just combined. Transfer potatoes to a large Dutch oven or pot over medium
heat. Top with remaining shredded cheese and
close lid for 3 to 5 minutes to melt cheese. Remove lid and serve with crumbled bacon on top.
Makes 8 servings.
Recipe courtesy of Costco member Jenny Flake of
Picky Palate (
; Chipotle Mashed Potatoes
3 medium (5- to 6-ounce) yellow potatoes,
cubed (peeling optional)
6 tablespoons nonfat milk
6 tablespoons shredded Monterey Jack
1½ teaspoons minced canned chipotle
peppers in adobo sauce
½ teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper
Boil cubed potatoes in water or reduced-sodium
broth until fork tender. Drain, then shake potatoes over low heat 1 minute to dry. Mash with
potato masher or fork. Mix in milk, cheese, peppers, cumin and cilantro. Season with salt and
pepper. Makes 4 servings.
Recipe courtesy of MountainKing Potatoes.
; Roasted Artichoke Heart
3 pounds red potatoes, quartered
1 large red onion, in ½-inch dice
2 (14-ounce) cans artichoke hearts packed
in water, drained
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1½ cups chicken or vegetable stock, or the
water from the artichoke hearts, warmed
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 450 F. Place potatoes, onion,
artichoke hearts, olive oil, oregano and thyme on
a large baking sheet or roasting pan. Toss ingredients with your hands to evenly coat all of the vegetables. Roast vegetables for 25 to 30 minutes
or until soft and fragrant. While vegetables are still
hot, carefully transfer them to a large saucepot
using a spatula. Add warm stock and carefully
whip the roasted vegetables until light and fluffy,
or to desired consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.
Makes 8 servings.
Recipe courtesy of Manuel Villacorta, author
of Peruvian Power Foods (Health Communications
What’s old is
for the holiday
By Hana Medina
MASHED potatoes are a
and cold-weather staple.
However, families tend to
prepare the recipe the
same way every time.
You can quit celebrating
Groundhog Day and turn
this side dish on its head
with a few new variations,
courtesy of Costco suppliers and members. C
GAYVORONSKAYA_YANA / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
Tablet or smartphone?
Scan or click here for a
video recipe for Mashed Potato
Cakes, courtesy of Catherine McCord,
author of Weelicious Lunches
(William Morrow Cookbooks,
2013, not carried at Costco).
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