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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 8
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Smooth and creamy mashed potatoes - perfect side dish ready in 35 minutes!

Ingredients

4
medium russet or Idaho baking potatoes (about 1 1/2 lb)
3/4
teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1/4
to 1/3 cup hot milk
1
to 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Wash and peel potatoes; cut into quarters. Place potatoes in 3-quart saucepan; add enough water to cover. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover loosely and boil gently 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes break apart easily when pierced with fork.
  • 2 Drain potatoes well; return to saucepan. Shake saucepan gently over low heat 1 to 2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.
  • 3 With potato masher, mash potatoes until no lumps remain. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper; continue mashing, gradually adding enough milk until potatoes are smooth and creamy. Stir in butter if desired. Serve immediately.
Tips  

Use a swivel-type vegetable peeler to easily remove only the thin brown peel from the potatoes. For even cooking, cut the peeled potatoes into similar-size pieces.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
0
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
230mg
9%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
0g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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