The holidays are a time to gather family and friends to celebrate our relationships. We share our gratitude and love for one another and our collective accomplishments. The most unifying part of a holiday gathering is a delicious meal. There is something warm and genuine about sharing a meal with people you care about. Of course, no meal is complete without delicious potatoes and Betty Crocker potatoes are perfect!
The holidays provide many opportunities to celebrate relationships and traditions. Each of us has that special tradition that we share with family year after year. We look forward to these special times together. In our family, the holidays are very busy and can become hectic.
Betty Crocker Tradition
ONe of our favorite traditions is to have a home cooked, casual meal together on the night before Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve. These are the meals where our family gathers to relax and spend genuine time together. Our kids have come to love these nights.
A favorite recipe is Shepherd’s Pie. The warm and hearty dish, is perfect for our gatherings. It is rustic, relaxed, and simple. Perfect for mom and the family! It all starts with fantastic mashed potatoes. Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes and a Betty Crocker tradition?
To make this recipe quick and easy, with a from scratch appeal, Betty Crocker potatoes are perfect. They are flavorful, hearty, and easy to prepare. The fluffy potatoes top the meaty mixture with the right amount of seasonings.
When the next day is filled with lots of family and mountains of cooking, I like to feed my family an easy and delicious meal. Betty Crocker potatoes are the perfect choice. There are many varieties of Betty Crocker potatoes to choose from. The best part? They are made from 100% real potatoes, farmed in the United States. Use them in the crock pot, baked, or in the skillet. And don’t forget to add a variety of herbs and spices to add your own twist.
1 lb. lean ground beef and/or turkey
1 package frozen vegetables (corn, peas, carrots)
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1-2 packages gravy mix (or jar gravy, homemade is great too)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or cheese of your choice)
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp. dried sage
Start by cooking the carrot, celery, and onion in olive oil (approx 5-10 minutes). Set aside when done. Add beef (or turkey) to same pan to brown. Season with salt, pepper, and sage. While the meat is cooking, prepare the gravy in a separate sauce pan. Make the mashed potatoes as directed on the package. When meat is cooked, add the carrot, celery, and onion back into the pan. Add the frozen vegetables; cook until warm. Mix the prepared gravy into the meat mixture. In a prepared casserole or individual ramekins, place meat, gravy, and vegetable mixture. Top with mashed potatoes. Bake in 350′ oven for 15-20 minutes (until bubbly and browned). Sprinkle with cheddar cheese (or a cheese of your choice). Melt in oven 3-5 minutes.
Ready to serve!