Dress up mashed potatoes with the addition of a savory sauce to make this attractive and delicious dish. Prepare the sauce ahead, if you wish.
| 1 small onion, minced
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 small green pepper, chopped
2 Tbs. butter or margarine
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pitted black olives
1 can (8 oz.) stewed tomatoes
1/4 tsp. EACH dried basil and oregano
1/4 tsp. salt
Dash black pepper
2 cups prepared mashed potatoes (instant may be used)
2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese
| In small skillet, saute onion, garlic and green pepper in heated butter until onion is tender.
Add olives, tomatoes, herbs, salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes.
Spread potatoes evenly into shallow 1 1/2-quart baking dish or 9-inch pie pan. Cover with the sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley.
|Good served with hamburgers, roast beef, steak or chicken.|