Momma's Mashed Potatoes

Momma's Mashed Potatoes


"This is my grandma's recipe for plain old potatoes. They always come out fluffy and tasty! This is one of those old classics at our of the 'nobody makes these like Momma' dishes."


55 m servings 242 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 34g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place potatoes and lemon juice in a large saucepan, and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain water from potatoes, and use a potato masher to mash. Stir in egg white and butter, and gradually mix in the half-and-half using the masher. Use more or less cream to reach your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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  1. 33 Ratings


These came out nice, fluffy, and flavorful! I did add a some fresh minced chives and sprinkled some french fried onions on top and these were a great accompaniment to our fish. Basic mashed pota...

Very good! I can finally make mashed potatoes - I've had disaters before! I also used a masher on the potatoes then whipped them & the other ingredients with my mixer because I like my mashed ...

These were okay. I think the recipe would be better using smaller, red potatoes. They needed to be cooked longer than it says, and they turned out dry. If you are using Yukon gold potatoes, I ...

Boy, these are good - don't know what the egg white does, but they came out wonderful!

My wife prepared these mashed potatoes and they were good. They were a little dry with only a 1/2 cup of half-and-half, but nonetheless, I thought that this was a good all-around hearty batch of...

Great recipe! My first time to make mashed potatoes and they turned out awesome! I used more half and half than called for but I think I had more potatoes. Awesome mashed potatoes!

These are incredibly yummy, by far the best basic mashed potato recipe I've found so far. Be careful not to get overzealous with the lemon juice - if you put too much in, it definitely overpower...

the lemon juisce gives it the right hit of flavor and my hubby loves it. It's flavorful and uplifting not weighed down by butter taste.

Very good. I will admit that the lemon was a bit overpowering...I don't think that I will add next time. But still very good. Thanks for the post.