SMOKY MASHED POTATO BAKE
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. olive oil
Vegetable cooking spray
3 1/2 pounds new potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
3/4 (3 ounces) shredded smoked Gouda cheese, divided
1 cup fat-free half-and-half
2 to 3 chipotle peppers in abdobo sauce, minced
1/2 cup light margarine
1/2 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/3 tsp. salt
Saute garlic in hot oil in a small skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Set aside.
Cook potatoes in a Dutch oven in boiling water to cover for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain.
Mash potatoes in a large bowl.
Stir in garlic, 1/4 cup Gouda cheese, half-and-half, and next 4 ingredients until blended.
Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup Gouda.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese melts.
YIELD: 10 servings.
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