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Easy Homemade Mashed Potatoes

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 10

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

Ingredients

8
to 10 medium russet potatoes (about 3 lb.), peeled, cut into quarters
1
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons butter, if desired
Dash pepper
1/4
cup hot milk

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of Recipe
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
1g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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