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Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Looking for an easy Mashed Potatoes recipe? Learn how to make Mashed Potatoes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bowlinsara

Makes 6 servings



For stiffer mashed potatoes, use only three-fourths cup milk or cream; for richer potatoes, add another two tablespoons butter.

Recipe Ingredients for Mashed Potatoes

2 pounds russet potatoes
1 tablespoon salt, plus more to taste
1 cup 2% milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Recipe Directions for Mashed Potatoes

  1. Peel and cut potatoes into 1 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place in a medium saucepan. Cover with cold water; add 1 tablespoon salt. bring to a simmer. If using a potato ricer, fill another saucepan with water; place over low heat. Keep potatoes at a low simmer until a knife slips in and out easily. Drain potatoes in a colander. Place milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.

  2. If using an electric mixer with paddle attachment, proceed to Step 4. If using a potato ricer, place a heat-proof bowl or top of a double boiler over a pan of simmering water. Press hot, drained potatoes through ricer into bowl.

  3. Stir potatoes with a wooden spoon until smooth, about 1 minute. Using a whisk, incorporate butter. Drizzle in hot milk, whisking continuously. Add pepper, nutmeg, and salt to taste; whisk to combine. Serve immediately.

  4. For the electric-mixer method, transfer hot, drained potatoes to bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed, until most lumps have disappeared, about 1 minute. Add butter; mix until blended. On low speed, add hot milk in a slow stream, then add pepper, nutmeg, and salt to taste. Mix to combine.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 204.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
193
Calories from Fat
78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.7g
13%
Saturated Fat
5.4g
27%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Sodium
1243mg
52%
Potassium
680mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
25.8g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
3.8g
Protein
4.0g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 6% Iron 4%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sodium
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