Easy Holiday Dinner

12/19/2019, 6 a.m.

FRENCH ONION MASHED POTATOES Servings: 6 / Total Time: 1:55 hrs


Caramelized Onions:

• 2 Tbsp. olive oil

• 2 Tbsp. salted butter

• 4 cups diced white onions around 2 large onions

• 1 heaping tsp. granulated sugar

• 1/3 cup white wine

• Salt and pepper to taste

• 1/2 heaping tsp. beef soup base I used Better Than Bouillon Roasted Beef base

Mashed Potatoes:

• 8 cups diced red skin potatoes

• 4 Tbsp. salted butter

• 1/2 cup milk warmed up (I microwaved it for 30-40 seconds)

• Salt and pepper to taste

• French fried onions garnish

• Fresh chopped parsley garnish


  1. Melt oil and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.

  2. Add onions and sugar.

  3. Mix well.

  4. Cover the pan for 15 minutes, stirring periodically.

  5. Remove the cover and keep cooking the onions stirring periodically until they're nicely caramelized and deep brown, about 45 minutes.

  6. Add the white wine to the pan and scrape the pan with a wooden spoon to deglaze.

  7. Stir in the beef soup base and reduce for 5 minutes.

  8. Half way through the caramelizing time, boil the potatoes until fork tender.

  9. Drain the potatoes and place them into a stand mixer (you can also used a hand mixer, ricer, or potato masher).

  10. Add butter, milk, salt and pepper to the bowl and mix until just combined (there may be a few lumps at this point).

  11. Add the caramelized onion mixture to potatoes and mix until combined.

  12. Taste the potatoes and if necessary, add more salt and pepper until it reaches the desired level of flavor.

  13. Garnish with french fried onions and parsley and serve immediately.