Mashed potatoes recipe

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Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Mashed potatoes are an all time favorite for many people and when it is time for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner they must be on the table right there next to stuffed turkey and gravy. So if you are new at cooking and want to try your hands at some traditional Thanksgiving cooking – start with an easy one like this Thanksgiving mashed potatoes recipe to gain confidence and then move on to more complex ones. And you still have a few days to practice so there is no better time to start than now :).

And to help you with your Thanksgiving cooking career there will also be links to some other recipes that are a part of almost every Thanksgiving dinner at the end of this one. OK, now to the mashed potatoes recipe for beginners.

Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes Recipe
 
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 1lbs (1/2kg) of golden potatoes, cleaned up and peeled
  • 4 Tablespoons of fresh cream (heavy or non fat)
  • 2 Tablespoon of butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of milk
  • ½ Teaspoon of salt to taste
  • ¼ Teaspoon of pepper (white or black)
  • Water
  • You will also need a manual potato smasher
Instructions
  1. Chop the peeled potatoes into cubes
  2. Place them in a saucepan and put water in it till the potato cubes are covered with water.
  3. Add some salt to taste and bring the water to boil. Then simmer and cover the saucepan and cook the potatoes for about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove the cover and put a fork in one of the pieces of the potatoes and check if cooked and soft.
  5. Drain out the remaining water from the saucepan and let the potatoes sit for some while so that any remaining water evaporates.
  6. In a pan take the butter and melt it. Then add the cream to it and stir and mix with the butter.
  7. Once the cream and butter mix well, add this to the potatoes in the saucepan.
  8. Using a potato smasher, smash the potatoes into a fine paste.
  9. Add the milk, salt and pepper as per liking and blend in.
  10. Blend until the right consistency is achieved but not too gluey.
  11. Serve these fluffy and smooth mashed potatoes in a bowl with fresh or dried parsley.
Notes
To make garlic mashed potatoes you can add 2-3 cloves of garlic when the potatoes are boiling. Then mash them up with the potatoes. Dried parsley or coriander gives a great flavor to otherwise rustic tasting potatoes. When adding milk to the mashed potatoes, add warm milk to make a better blend. Cold milk can make potatoes gluey. Do not add too much milk, or else the consistency will become thin and you would have to add more potatoes. When you mash the potatoes when they are really hot and add warm milk to them and mash well, you can add less butter and make them more healthy.

Different varieties of potatoes

You can of course take this basic mashed potatoes recipe and add all sorts of things to make it better and different. You can add chives, garlic (here is a full recipe for garlic mashed potatoes), parsley, dried herbs, mushrooms or about anything which tastes well with them and you have a recipe of your own.

Maybe Thanksgiving dinner is not the best time to start experimenting so try the new version alone before making it for the “big” night. OK, so this is it when it comes to making Thanksgiving mashed potatoes.

As promised, here are a few more recipes that are quite simple to make and are a part of most of the traditional Thanksgiving dinners. Apart from the turkey, cranberry sauce and gravy you also want to offer:

  • some bread rolls which can be made using your leftover mashed potatoes,
  • another thing to do with potatoes and can be included in your thanksgiving dinner are different potato salads,
  • then there are the desserts and this is when various pies are usually served. Try these:
  • apple pie,
  • sweet potato pie.

And most of all – enjoy your time with your family – Happy Thanksgiving!






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Home Styled Scalloped Potato Recipe

 

Home Styled Scalloped Potato Recipe
 
Serves: 8
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This recipe is easy and quick but despite the ease, it still ends up into a very mouth watering dish. It has ingredients which are handy and reachable. In making a good scalloped potato, the creamy sauce is the highlight of the dish aside from the starchy potatoes, and so it is important to make a sauce that’s creamy, thick and plenty. This recipe has it all- a creamy, thick sauce that’s made with a lot of milk, butter and flour, starchy potatoes which are nicely sliced and a good blend of seasonings. You couldn’t ask for more with its delish and rich taste. Try these few quick steps and serve home-styled scalloped potatoes as a yummy dessert. Now here’s how to make it.
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup chopped onion (113 g)
  • 5 tablespoons butter or margarine (75 g)
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour (75 g)
  • 1¼ teaspoons salt (6.25 g)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper (2.5 g)
  • 5 cups milk (1,200 ml)
  • 6 cups thinly sliced potatoes (1,050 g)
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and sauté onion until tender.
  2. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until well blended. Gradually add milk, and then bring to a boil, constantly stirring for 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  3. Place half of the potatoes in a greased 3 quart baking dish. Pour half of the sauce over potatoes. Make another layer with the remaining potatoes and sauce.
  4. Bake the potatoes, uncovered, at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 60-70 minutes or until tender and top is lightly browned.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Russet potato with sprouts. Sliced (left) and ...

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Swiss Cheese and Scalloped Potato Recipe

Swiss Cheese and Scalloped Potato Recipe
 
Serves: 6
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Swiss cheese has always been a favorite kind of cheese by everybody. Not only does the cheese tastes great but the infamous large holes that are found in every single slice make it a visually stimulating cheese. The bacteria which gives the cheese its trademark holes also helps give this Swiss cheese its unique nutty yet sweet taste. This Swiss cheese and scalloped potato recipe is a totally perfect dish that fits every holiday. This isn’t just enticingly delicious, but it has a unique nutty taste due to the Swiss cheese added as well. With its deliciously baked potatoes and rich cream layers topped with the liquefied cheese, the aroma it emits while in the oven is absolutely tempting! Much more taste its creamy layers! Try this and you’ll surely can’t get enough of it.
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter (2 g)
  • 4 cups heavy cream (930 g)
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided (4 g)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (2 g)
  • 3 to 3¼ pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼-inch slices (1575 g)
  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese, grated (225 g)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°Fahrenheit. Polish a 2-quart baking dish with butter and set aside for later use.
  2. In a large deep saucepan, pour in the heavy cream and simmer over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper, stirring constantly to allow the flavors to blend. Mix in the potatoes, adding more cream if necessary to completely submerge the potatoes.
  3. Lower the heat to medium-low and stew until the potatoes are barely fork-prick tender, or for about 10 to 12 minutes. Then, remove from heat.
  4. Using a huge ladle, transfer ⅓ of the potatoes with some of the cream to the prepared baking dish, forming an even layer on the bottom; top with ⅓ of the Swiss cheese.
  5. Continue layering the potatoes and topping with cheese. Place on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and bubbly for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 5 more minutes before serving.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!

 

Cubes of Swiss cheese

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Low-Fat Scalloped Potato Recipe

 

Low-Fat Scalloped Potato Recipe
 
Serves: 8
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A glass of milk is really a good prescription for health. For the prevention of osteoporosis, a high calcium intake is recommended especially for women. It is suggested that a daily intake of low fat milk or skim milk with 2 glasses per day can give women sufficient levels of calcium supply especially if taken regularly during the premenopausal state. Therefore, it is also best for adult women to be extra careful in their diet and use low-fat milk every time you have to use milk in your food. This low-fat scalloped potato is definitely a perfect choice. With its low-fat, calcium supply through the milk, and its steamy scalloped potatoes, you would want to make it in your everyday dinner.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the dish (30 g)
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (1350 g)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (30 g)
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk, at room temperature (225 ml)
  • 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature (225 ml)
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (0.8 g)
  • ¼ cup grated gruyere cheese (0.6 g)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Lightly polish a 3-quart baking dish with melted butter.
  2. Ready a large pot of salted water and boil over medium heat; stir in the potatoes and bring to a simmer until cooked and tender, or for about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes fully and return to the pot.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large deep saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour with a wooden ladle to make a paste. Stir continuously until the paste puffs slightly, or for about 1 minute.
  4. Steadily pour in low-fat and whole milk, stirring constantly until thickened, or for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle ½ teaspoon pepper, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, and nutmeg.
  5. Pour in the sauce over the potatoes and gently toss to coat.
  6. Transfer the potato mixture to the prepared baking dish and add a little amount of gruyere.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, or for about 10 minutes. Switch the oven to the broiler setting and broil the potatoes until top is browned, or for about 5 minutes. Let it cool for 10 more minutes before serving.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Potato flour.

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Potato Soufflé Recipe Made Easy

 

Potato Soufflé Recipe Made Easy
 
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Another worth trying recipe that ends up into a simple but delish dish. You will be amazed by how this soufflé would puff so nicely and hold its shape as it cooled. The nutmeg gave a nice touch to the entire taste. The large amount of potatoes and its density made this soufflé more structurally firm, able to retain its shape even until the next day. This recipe is very simple and it’s done in less than an hour. The preparation time already includes the boiling time of the potatoes. Aside from the ease of this recipe, you will love its ingredients which are convenient and handy. Another thing, you can adjust the seasonings to suit your taste. Truly, this is a simple dish which you may prepare anytime for a wonderful side dish. Now, here’s what you need and how to make it.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced (909 g)
  • ½ cup butter (113 g)
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg (0.63 g)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup light cream (120 ml)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (2.5 g)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper (2.5 g)
  • 2 egg whites, beaten stiff
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, boil potatoes in lightly salted water for 15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain, place in a mixing bowl and mash well.
  3. Stir in butter, nutmeg, egg yolks, light cream, salt and pepper, and then mix well.
  4. Add the egg whites.
  5. Pour potato mixture into a greased casserole pan that’s large enough to hold all the mixture, but should only be ⅔ full.
  6. Bake in preheated 375°F oven for about 20 minutes until puffed and nicely browned.
  7. Serve immediately.


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Irish Potato Casserole Recipe

 

Irish Potato Casserole Recipe
 
Serves: 6
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A major impact on the Irish diet was the discovery of the New World which was in the 17th century. In terms of human food supply, this had explosive effect due to the introduction to this country of new and exotic food crops, one of which was the potato. In Irish diet, potato was the most important vegetable crop; it ranks fourth behind rice, wheat, and maize. During the past three hundred years, the legendary potato has been the most popular vegetable in Ireland. That is why the traditional Irish cuisine could never get rid of potato on their main ingredient. Now, this time-honored Irish potato casserole dish has been a part of Ireland itself because of its extremely luscious taste and exquisite blend of flavors you just can’t help but want more!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups peeled and shredded potatoes (300 g)
  • ½ cup melted butter (115 g)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion (4 g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (6 g)
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika (0.6 g)
  • ½ cup milk (120 ml)
  • ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (70 g)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 1.5 quart baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the potatoes, butter, eggs, onion, salt and paprika. Mix well.
  3. Place potato mixture into the prepared baking dish and pour milk over top. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Sprinkle top with cheese, return to oven and bake until cheese melts and is slightly browned.
  4. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit (175° Celsius). Polish melted butter in a 1.5 quart baking dish.
  5. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir in the potatoes, butter, eggs, onions, salt and paprika. Mix thoroughly to blend the ingredients evenly.
  6. Put the potato mixture into the greased baking dish and pour in milk on top of the mixture.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. sprinkle with cheese on top, then return to the oven and bake until cheese melts and is slightly browned.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy the Irish taste!


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Baked Mashed Potato Casserole with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs

 

Baked Mashed Potato Casserole with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs
 
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The mashed potatoes’ reputation as it is in this generation has been a really well-known technique of utilizing your leftover potatoes; this would not only save your budget but it is also a really tasty food which all the kids love. This baked mashed potato casserole is one way of utilizing your leftover potatoes in an amazingly delicious way. A super cheesy and deliciously filling dish for your whole bunch of family for Thanksgiving, this would surely satisfy everyone right to the brim. With its crusty, cheesy topping and its creamy mashed potatoes, everyone would surely love it. Now, here’s how to make this easy and budget-saving casserole dish for your Thanksgiving pot luck!
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter (15 g)
  • 4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (450 g)
  • 1 cup whole milk (225 g)
  • ½ cup 1 stick butter, melted (120 g)
  • 1½ cups grated mozzarella (150 g)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan (90 g)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs (30 g)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven setting it to 400 degrees F; coat a 13x9 2-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter and set aside for later use.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare a large deep saucepan and boil the potatoes in salted water until they are absolutely tender, or for about 15 minutes. Drain salted water after potatoes are cooked through. Return the potatoes to the same pot and mash thoroughly.
  3. Stir in the milk and melted butter after the potatoes are mashed well enough. Add the mozzarella cheese and ¾ cup of Parmesan; sprinkle with salt and pepper for seasoning.
  4. Transfer the mashed potatoes to the prepared baking dish. In a small bowl, stir in bread crumbs and the remaining ¼ cup Parmesan cheese together and mix thoroughly.
  5. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture into the mashed potatoes in the baking dish. Cover and chill; this recipe can be prepared ahead of time for about 6 hours.
  6. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!


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Potato Casserole with Corn Flakes

 

Potato Casserole with Corn Flakes
 
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This tasty Potato Casserole with Corn Flakes is an ingenious twist of the typical casserole dish during Thanksgiving. This has a unique blend of flavors and delicious crispy topping that it would make a totally scrumptious meal. This is an easy, time-saving, delicious dish for the whole family, and it is a really nice alternative to mashed potatoes as well. What with its buttery tang and mildly sour tinge, it made the flavors blend harmoniously together making it a perfect dinner for your family. Now, here’s how to make this amazing Thanksgiving casserole dish, just follow the easy instructions below.
Ingredients
  • 2 bags 1lb frozen hash brown potatoes, defrosted (900 g)
  • ½ cup melted butter (120 g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (2 g)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (1 g)
  • ½ cup onion, chopped (75 g)
  • 1 canned 10½ oz cream of chicken soup (315 g)
  • ½ pint sour cream (240 ml)
  • 10 ounces grated cheddar cheese (280 g)
  • TOPPING: 2 cups crushed corn flakes (320 g)
  • ¼ cup melted butter (60 g)
Instructions
  1. In a large deep bowl, combine the potatoes, melted butter, salt, and pepper.
  2. Stir in onions, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and cheese; mixing continuously until smooth and evenly blended.
  3. Place in a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  4. Top with topping mixture and bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and serve.
  6. Enjoy!


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Best Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

 

Best Leek and Potato Soup Recipe
 
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There is nothing more scrumptious than a healthy fresh soup with leek and potatoes. This soup would not only improve your lifestyle but would also satisfy your deserving tummy. Taste the deliciously steamy potatoes with a luscious twist of fresh leek combined with spices that would make this soup perfect for dinner! Both husband and children would surely double their helpings of this delightfully tasty soup. The creamy butter made the soup much more velvety and flavorful with the onion and garlic sautéed together you just can’t resist the tempting fragrance. Now, here’s how to make this appetizing healthy soup.
Ingredients
  • 35 g butter
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 600 g potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 canned evaporated milk (375 ml)
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter and sauté leeks, onion and garlic altogether for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes and cook for five minutes or until it is tender.
  3. Add the chicken stock and simmer without the cover until the potatoes are cooked well enough
  4. Puree mixture.
  5. Return to heat and add milk, salt, and pepper.
  6. Let it boil for a couple of minutes until it is ready to serve.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!


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Bread Machine Potato Rolls Recipe

 

Bread Machine Potato Rolls Recipe
 
Serves: 18
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Try this quick recipe if you have a bread machine at home and you’ll be amazed by these delicious little rolls. The bread machine takes the entire kneading role so these are done in no hassle, lump free, with a nice and smooth texture. These rolls have a buttery and creamy flavor that’s very pleasing to your taste buds. Truly, this is such a wonderful pastry dish. Now, here’s how to make these, simply follow the steps outlined below.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup sour cream (120 ml)
  • ½ cup water, 70° to 80° warm (120 ml)
  • ½ cup mashed potatoes, added with milk and butter (115 g)
  • ¼ cup butter, softened (60 g)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (30 g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (5 g)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (2.5 g)
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground mace (0.63 g)
  • 3 cups bread flour (330 g)
  • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast (6.22 g)
Instructions
  1. In a bread machine pan, pour all ingredients in the order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough settings (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if necessary).
  2. When dough cycle is finished, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Punch dough down. Divide into 18 portions and roll each into a ball.
  3. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375° Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Serve warm.
Notes
Serve warm with butter and peach jam.


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