Mashed Potatoes (For Dummies)

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"Easy not complicated just follow the instructions for really great mashed potatoes"

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (438.2 g)
  • Calories 448.9
  • Total Fat - 20.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 55.6 mg
  • Sodium - 599.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 61.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.1 g
  • Sugars - 4.4 g
  • Protein - 7.7 g
  • Calcium - 81.1 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 34.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes. Put potatoes in saucepan, and pour in enough water to barely cover them. Bring to a boil, and turn heat down to medium. Cover with a lis and cook until fork-tender, drain well and put them back into the saucepan.

Step 2

Add salt, butter and warmed half and half. Mix with potato masher or electric mixer until smooth and creamy. If needed add in more salt.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Thank you for sharing your recipe. The potatoes were very tasty. Just the way we like them, smooth, flavorful and creamy. Made for What's on the Menu? tag game.

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(8 Nov 2020)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Easy mashed potato recipe. I used BC Yellow Fleshed Potatoes. They are a very tasty potato and as you can see quite yellow. 7 June 17 I like your easy recipe added somegravy this time. 3 Set 18. Mde again cme out perfect again.

(17 Oct 2016)


Great mashed potato recipe. Super easy and delicious.

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(13 Oct 2013)