Appetizer Side Dish For School

Blue Potato Goo

  • Ready Time: 60min
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  • Prep Time: 15min
    Cook Time: 45min
  • Potato Type: Russet
  • Serves: 48
    Prep Method: Mashed
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Recipe by: Potatoes USA

If you need something new to do, here’s a new recipe for you to chew. Kids will love these light and fluffy mashed potatoes and are simple to whip up. For a more natural touch, use purple/blue potatoes. Or for a quicker mix, reach for dehydrated potatoes. Add sticks of red and yellow bell peppers and serve this side dish with turkey and ham bricks and a dinner roll block.

Book recommended to read with meal: Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss


  • 16 pounds Russet Potatoes, peeled, washed, and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 quart 2% Milk
  • 2 pounds Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/2-pound Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Salt
  • 1oz (or As Needed) Blue Food Dye

Prep Time: 15min | Cook Time: 45min

  1. Boil the potatoes in a large steam kettle until they become fork tender
  2. Heat the milk to a simmer
  3. When potatoes are tender, drain and place into a large stand mixer.
  4. Add the hot milk, cream cheese, and butter. Mix the potatoes at low speed until they are light and fluffy. Adjust the seasoning with salt and add the blue food dye until the color reaches the desired preference.
  5. Hold the potatoes at 145 F for no longer than 4 hours.


This recipe was made with fresh potatoes. You could also use dehydrated mashed potato mixes – just add water  as instructed and food dye. Another option would be to source purple/blue potatoes and cook and mash as instructions state above.

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