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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
12 mins to 15 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Mashed Potato Clouds:
Meatball Raindrops:

Directions

Mashed Potato Clouds:
  • In a large saucepan, add potatoes and enough lightly salted water to cover by about 1 inch. Bring to boiling. Reduce to medium heat. Cover and cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Mash with a potato masher. Stir in buttermilk, butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper; cover and keep warm.

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Meatball Raindrops:
  • While potatoes are cooking, add shallots, garlic, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to food processor. Pulse until everything finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl; add the chicken and mix well. Shape chicken mixture into about 50 3/4-inch meatballs (the size of a small cherry). Pour 3- to 4-cups water into a deep, wide pot or skillet; bring to a simmer. Add meatballs to skillet or pot and cook for 5 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Remove from water with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel to drain.

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  • To serve, on a plate spoon in enough mashed potatoes to fill a cloud-shaped cookie cutter; carefully lift cutter. Or, just spoon the mashed potatoes on plate. Assemble the meatball raindrops below the mashed potatoes and use broccoli as trees, if desired.

Note:

If you do not want to simmer the meatballs, you can also bake them in a parchment paper-lined shallow baking pan for 10 minutes in a 350 degree F. oven.

Make-Ahead Tip:

You can cook the meatballs ahead of time, and freeze them in a heavy plastic bag for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator and reheat in microwave to use.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; total fat 11g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 66mg; sodium 338mg; potassium 963mg; carbohydrates 30g; fiber 4g; sugar 4g; protein 15g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 680IU; vitamin c 69mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 5mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 56mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 91mg; iron 1mg.

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