Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 portobello cap, 1 potato cake, 3/4 cup squash, 1/2 cup pasta sauce, and 2 tablespoons cheese)
Serve a stacker of a main dish by loading homemade potato cakes with smoky grilled vegetables. Use a jarred fire-roasted tomato and garlic pasta sauce to save time and add rich flavor.
4 potato cakes (recipe below)
2 small zucchini
1 small yellow squash
4 small portobello mushroom caps
1/2 teaspoon pepper
**Cooking spray **
2 cups fire-roasted tomato and garlic pasta sauce (such as Classico)
1/2 cup preshredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1 . Preheat oven to 350°. Reheat Potato Cakes according to recipe instructions on page 105.
2 . Prepare grill.
3 . Cut squash lengthwise into 4 slices each. Sprinkle squash and mushrooms with pepper, and coat with cooking spray. Place on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until tender. Remove from heat. Chop squash; set aside.
4 . Pour pasta sauce into a 2-cup glass measure. Cover and microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring after 1 minute.
5 . Place mushroom caps on plates; top each with a potato cake. Spoon squash over potato cakes. Top each with pasta sauce, and sprinkle with cheese.
Prep : 10 minutes Cook : 10 minutes Makes 16 potato cakes (serving : 1 potato cake)
These versatile mashed potato patties complement an array of toppings from veggies to veal. And they're a unique alternative to noodles, rice, and bread.
2 (1-pound, 4-ounce) packages refrigerated mashed potatoes (such as Simply Potatoes)
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup matzo meal
1 . Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Divide mixture into 16 portions, using about 1/3 cup in each portion. Pat each portion into a 4-inch diameter cake; place on wax paper.
2 . Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat both sides of each cake with cooking spray; place in batches in pan. Reduce heat to medium; cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan, and place on wax paper. Cool completely