Vanilla Pecan Mashed Potatoes

Menu Part: 
Side Dish
Cuisine Type: 

Creamy Potato Pearls® mashed potatoes made with milk and vanilla, topped with toasted pecans.


1 pkg Potato Pearls® EXCEL® Original Recipe Mashed Potatoes
3 ½ qt Water, hot (170°-190°F)
1 cup Butter, unsalted
1 cup Heavy cream
1 Tbsp Vanilla bean paste
2 cup Pecans, toasted, chopped


  1. Prepare Potato Pearls® EXCEL® Original Recipe Mashed Potatoes according to package directions using 3-½ quarts of water instead of 4. Set aside.
  2. Heat butter, cream and vanilla in a small sauce pan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is hot and butter has melted. Do not boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir butter mixture into potatoes with a whisk or a heavy spoon until fully incorporated.
  4. Spread toasted pecans evenly across top of mashed potatoes and serve.

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