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Must-Have Mashed Potatoes

Makes: 8 to 10 servings
Prep 15 mins Cook 20 mins
Must-Have Mashed Potatoes
Ingredients
  • 1 5  pound bag  baking potatoes (such as russet or Yukon gold), peeled, if desired, and quartered
  • 1  tablespoon  salt
  • 1/3  cup  butter or margarine
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/2 - 3/4  cup  milk
Directions

1. In a 6-quart Dutch oven cook potatoes, covered, in enough boiling water to cover and the 1 tablespoon salt for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash with potato masher or beat with an electric mixer on low speed. Add butter, the 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Gradually beat in enough milk to make mixture light and fluffy. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

From the Test KitchenPesto Mashed Potatoes:
  • Add 1/3 cup purchased pesto along with the butter.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes:
  • Add 10 peeled garlic cloves to water while cooking potatoes, and substitute 5 tablespoons olive oil for the butter.
Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes:
  • Add one 8-ounce carton dairy sour cream with the butter. Stir 1/4 cup snipped fresh chives into potatoes just before serving. Sprinkle with additional snipped fresh chives.
Cheesy Chipotle Potatoes:
  • Stir 1 cup shredded smoked cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces) and 2 tablespoons finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce into potatoes just before serving.
Test Kitchen Tip:
  • Leftovers make great potato pancakes. Stir an egg and a handful of chopped onion into leftover mashed potatoes, form into patties. In a nonstick skillet fry patties in hot butter or cooking oil over medium heat. Serve with applesauce.
Nutrition Facts (Must-Have Mashed Potatoes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 342,
  • Fat, total (g) 14,
  • chol. (mg) 34,
  • sat. fat (g) 9,
  • carb. (g) 46,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 5,
  • sugar (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 8,
  • vit. A (IU) 486,
  • vit. C (mg) 39,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 665,
  • Potassium (mg) 1313,
  • calcium (mg) 81,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Starch () 2,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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