Tuesday, March 19, 2019

BALSAMIC ROASTED MUSHROOMS WITH HERBY KALE MASHED POTATOES



While planning my menu for week 3 of my Vegetarian Challenge, I took inventory of my pantry and noted that I still had about two pounds of potatoes left over from week one that needed to be used ASAP. I decided to make a version of my Fluffy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes, but modified to use up some of my leftover sour cream. I stirred in some sautéed kale to make the potatoes colcannon-esque, and topped them with some balsamic roasted mushrooms for a “meaty” element to the dish. The results were amazing and this might be my favorite recipe from the challenge thus far!! 

INGREDIENTS

BALSAMIC ROASTED MUSHROOMS
  • 1 lb. mushrooms ($2.58)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil ($0.16)
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar ($0.33)
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar ($0.02)
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce ($0.06)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced ($0.16)
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme ($0.02)

HERBY KALE MASHED POTATOES
  • 2 lbs. russet potatoes ($1.08)
  • 6 oz. kale, chopped ($1.68)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil ($0.16)
  • 3/4 tsp salt, divided ($0.04)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream ($0.45)
  • 1/2 cup milk ($0.17)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley ($0.10)
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano ($0.05)
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil ($0.05)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder ($0.02)
  • freshly cracked pepper ($0.02)


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Wash the mushrooms and cut them in half if they are large.
  2. In a small dish, stir together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, minced garlic, and thyme. Place the mushrooms in a casserole dish big enough to allow them to be in a single layer. Pour the balsamic marinade over top and stir until the mushrooms are coated.
  3. Transfer the the mushrooms to the preheated oven and roast for 45 minutes, giving them a stir every 15 minutes. After 45 minutes the mushrooms should be tender and there should be a nice sauce in the bottom of the dish.
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full recipe here: budgetbytes.com