Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Enjoy a classic all-time favorite - smooth and creamy mashed potatoes make the perfect side dish for any meal.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 10

Ingredients

8
to 10 medium russet potatoes (about 3 lb.), peeled, cut into quarters
1
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons margarine or butter, if desired
Dash pepper
1/4
cup hot milk
  • 1 Place potatoes in large saucepan; add enough water to cover. Add 3/4 teaspoon of the salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover loosely and boil gently for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes break apart easily when pierced with fork. Drain well.
  • 2 Return potatoes to saucepan; shake saucepan gently over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.
  • 3 Mash potatoes with potato masher until no lumps remain. Add margarine, pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; continue mashing, gradually adding enough milk to make potatoes smooth and creamy.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/10 of Recipe
    Calories
    140
    (
    Calories from Fat
    25),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    250mg
    250%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    25g
    25%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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