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Basic Mashed Potatoes

Basic Mashed Potatoes

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Esmee Williams

Esmee Williams

If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.7g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain.
  2. In a small saucepan heat butter and milk over low heat until butter is melted. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Reviews

Navy_Mommy
620

Navy_Mommy

12/12/2003

Perfect mashed potatoes. Heating the milk and butter is a must, I didn't realize what a difference it would make, my potatoes were not gummy and they stayed hot longer.

Jillian
470

Jillian

11/12/2010

Great recipe for "good old fashioned" mashed potatoes! It's straight forward and just plain delicious. The perfect mashed potato for your favorite gravy! I always heat up my milk in the microwave and add it to the potatoes (sometimes use half n half to make them creamier). You just can't go wrong with this classic recipe for comfort food!

ChefNan
419

ChefNan

1/6/2006

Take about 8 cloves of raw garlic and throw them into the water with the potatos and let them cook together. They will be soft and mash easily. TO DIE FOR

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