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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Makes: 10 to 12 servings
Prep 15 mins Cook 20 mins Chill  up to 2 days Bake 350°F1 hr 15 mins
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Ingredients
  • 3  pounds  Yukon gold or red potatoes (9 medium), peeled (if desired) and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4  cup  butter
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 2/3 - 3/4  cup  milk, whipping cream, half-and-half, or light cream
  •  Butter, melted (optional)
  •  Snipped fresh chives (optional)
Directions

1. In a large saucepan cook potatoes, covered, in a large amount of boiling lightly salted water for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender; drain. Press through a ricer, mash with a potato masher, or beat with an electric mixer on low speed.* Add the 1/4 cup butter, the salt, and pepper. Gradually beat in enough of the milk to make mixture light and fluffy. (To serve today, omit Steps 2 and 3 and continue as directed in Step 4.)

2. Transfer potato mixture to a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Cool slightly. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; chill for up to 2 days.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove plastic wrap. Bake about 1 1/4 hours or until heated through.**

4. If desired, serve with additional butter and snipped chives.

From the Test Kitchen*Tip:
  • If you leave the peel on the potatoes, use a potato masher rather than a ricer or mixer to mash the potatoes.
**Slow Cooker Serving Directions:
  • Spoon chilled potato mixture into a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until heated through. Stir before serving.
Nutrition Facts (Creamy Mashed Potatoes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 154,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • chol. (mg) 14,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 25,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 194,
  • vit. C (mg) 27,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 280,
  • Potassium (mg) 600,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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