Mashed Potato

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"From one of our national supermarkets and their in-store free recipe cards."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (92.1 g)
  • Calories 158.1
  • Total Fat - 12.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 37.6 mg
  • Sodium - 97.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 0.7 g
  • Protein - 1.6 g
  • Calcium - 19.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Start with a floury potato or an all-rounder such as a Red Royale.

Step 2

Floury potatoes are drier and mash more easily than waxy varieties like kipfler potatoes.

Step 3

Place in a saucepan and cover with cold water and bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium and cook for 15 mins or until potato is very tender.

Step 4

Drain in a colander and set aside for 5 mins for the steam to evaporate from the potato – this makes it less watery. If the potato is too wet at this stage, you could end up with a very watery mash.

Step 5

Meanwhile, bring the cream and milk almost to the boil in a saucepan over medium heat.

Step 6

Return potato to the pan and use a potato masher, fork or potato ricer to mash until smooth and then mash in the butter – it should be melted and absorbed before you add the liquid and then add the cream mixture and mash until smooth.

Step 7

Place over low heat and cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until mash is heated through.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.