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Mashed Potatoes

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This easy side dish tastes great when served with turkey, chicken, or beef.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

Utensils:

  • microwave-safe bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • microwave (you'll need help from your adult assistant)

Directions:

  1. Combine water, heavy cream, salt, and butter in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high setting for approximately 2 minutes. (All microwaves vary and heating times may need to be adjusted.)
  3. Remove from microwave.
  4. Stir in potato flakes to moisten.
  5. Add sour cream and mix well.

Serves: 2

Serving size: ½ cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
477 calories
2 g protein
42 g fat
460 mg sodium
33 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
Add cheese or gravy to the recipe for even more calories.

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD