When it comes to dinner recipes, people often look for quick dinner meals that are quite convenient to prepare. This is so because it leaves them with plenty of time to carry out other important tasks. Quick dinner meals can also be quite tasty, which can make things pretty interesting during dinner time. Here are a few quick dinner meals for your enjoyment!

mashed potato

Mashed Potatoes Au Gratin

You will need:

  • Kosher salt
  • Leftover gravy
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan
  • Freshly grounded black pepper
  • 4 cups of leftover mashed potatoes

How to prepare:

Preheat oven to 375° F. Spread mashed potatoes in a buttered one quart gratin dish. You can cover the potatoes using a plastic wrap and evenly press them flat using your hands, in case you want a more flat effect. Then remove the plastic wrap and season with pepper and salt. Sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese for some additional taste. Bake the whole thing for about 20-30 minutes until the top turns golden and crispy. Serve with some of the reheated leftover gravy and enjoy.

Mashed Potatoes Au Gratin

Goat Cheese Mashed-Potato Gratin

You will need:

  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 2/3 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of minced scallion
  • Salt and freshly grounded pepper
  • 1 cup plus two tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup of mild goat cheese like Montrachet (i.e. about 3 1/2 ounces)
  • 4 pounds of baking potatoes, such as russets or yellow-fleshed potatoes

How to prepare:

Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1 1/2-inch to 2-inch pieces. Combine them with garlic and salted water in a saucepan. Cover the pan; bring them to simmer and cook for about 15-25 minutes. The potatoes should be tender by them and yet be consistent so as not to fall apart. Take a small saucepan and heat the cream, with butter, goat cheese and add salt and pepper over a moderately low temperature, as long as the cheese and butter become melted and smooth. Maintain the mixture at a warm temperature. Drain garlic and potatoes and put them in a food mill that is fitted with a ricer or a medium disk. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter mixture, scallions, as well as salt and pepper for taste. Beat it as long as the potatoes turn fluffy and smooth. Transfer the mixture in a 1 quart shallow flame-proof baking dish. If you want, you can prepare the potatoes up to this stage for two days in advance. Preserve them in the refrigerator in a covered pot. Reheat them for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 400° F. Now broil the potatoes by using a pre-heated broiler for about four inches from heat for 3-5 minutes. You can understand that the potatoes are ready when they take a more golden hue. Serve it then with a wine of your choice.