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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Looking for an easy make ahead mashed potatoes recipe? Learn how to make make ahead mashed potatoes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by schadylady

Makes 3 servings



Mashed potatoes can be made almost completely ahead. Do nearly everything - boil, peel and mash; stir in milk and salt - up to two days ahead. Before serving, reheat. Adding butter at the last minute makes them taste freshly mashed

Recipe Ingredients for make ahead mashed potatoes

2 medium russet (Idaho) potatoes
1/3 cup and 2 tablespoons milk
1 Salt, to taste
1 tablespoon and 2 1/2 teaspoon margarine

Recipe Directions for make ahead mashed potatoes

  1. Place potatoes in a large pan with water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until tender when pierced with a thin-bladed knife, 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Heat half and half in microwave.

  3. Process unpeeled potatoes through a food mill into a medium bowl. (Or, using a potholder, peel and drop them into a bowl. Puree using a potato masher or standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.) Stir in half and half and a sprinkling of salt (or beat, if using mixer) until smooth and fluffy. (Can be cooled and refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 days.)

  4. Thirty minutes before serving, microwave until warm. Transfer to a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir in butter to melt. Cover with plastic wrap. Keep warm until serving time.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 173.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.0g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Sodium
98mg
4%
Potassium
633mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
27.0g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
4.0g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 8% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin B6
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