Mix it up and create a decorative platter for holidays and at-home dinners
If you want to impress guests or are in charge of a festive holiday dinner, think about combining those traditional favorites. Most of the time we think of serving mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, and peas in separate bowls or casserole dishes. But keeping them separate but equal on one tray can create quite an interesting color arrangement.
For this mixed vegetable plate, we'll include a cauliflower head and cheese sauce at the center. The outer ring will be a blend of potato cups, peas, and fresh green beans. You can add glazed carrots, corn or other goodies if desired.
Blanch the cauliflower and divide it into bite-sized bracts. You'll pile these back into the center and cover with your favorite cheese sauce just before assembling and serving.
Next, blanch the green beans. They'll be arranged in circular fashion around the rim and in between the potato cups. The potato cups are filled with peas or corn or glazed carrots.
To make the potato
Remove, arrange on cauliflower tray and in between the green bean bundles and fill.
To make mashed
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