Parmesan Mashed Potatoes with Quick Sausage Ragu

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes with Quick Sausage Ragu

Lori Yates
Food Blogger
Foxes Love Lemons

Yield: 6 servings



  1. Place potato chunks in a large pot and add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, carrot, celery and onion; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are golden brown, stirring frequently. Add sausage; cook 7 to 9 minutes or until browned, stirring and breaking up sausage with side of spoon occasionally.
  3. Stir in 2 cups milk, tomato paste and ½ teaspoon salt; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened.
  4. When potatoes are tender, drain well and place in large bowl. Add cheese, butter, pepper, remaining ½ cup milk and remaining ½ teaspoon salt; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  5. Divide potatoes between 6 bowls or plates; divide ragu over potatoes. Serve garnished with parsley and additional cheese.