Mashed potatoes recipe

Recipes that will teach you how to make mashed potatoes and other potato meals..


Mashed Potatoes With Cauliflower – Mock Mashed Potatoes

What is better during the holidays than a big bowl of mashed potatoes? The creamy, buttery potatoes are a staple on many dinner tables, but for a growing number of people the starchy vegetable is on the “no” list when it comes to diet. Luckily there is an option: “mock” mashed potatoes made with cauliflower. (more…)






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How To Make Mashed Potatoes

How To Make Mashed Potatoes
 
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Mashed potatoes have been a staple of a good old-fashioned home cooked meal in countries like the United States and Ireland for possibly three hundred years. There are those that believe they were invented in France as the result of a potato recipe competition. But no matter where their origins, no Thanksgiving dinner in America would be complete without fluffy homemade mashed potatoes drenched in turkey gravy. But these buttery delights don’t have to be drowned with gravy as long as you know how to make mashed potatoes the right way. The basic recipe for mashed potatoes is easy and you don’t have to be a gourmet cook to make them. What makes one batch distinct from another are the things you can add either right before or right after they are mashed. Let’s start with the fundamentals of making mashed potatoes.
Ingredients
  • 6 russet potatoes
  • 1 cup of heavy cream*
  • ½ cup of salted butter at room temperature
  • salt
  • You can substitute plain milk or buttermilk.
Instructions
  1. Peel the potatoes and remove the eyes, then place them in a bowl of cold water so they don’t turn brown as you are cutting them up.
  2. Cut the potatoes into approximately 1-1/2 inch chunks.
  3. Put the potatoes in a large pot and completely cover them with water. Over high heat bring the water to a boil and then turn down so they can simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove them from the heat and drain long enough to remove all of the water.
  5. Put the potatoes in a bowl and add the butter and milk or cream. Heating the milk first will help make your potatoes nice and creamy.
  6. You can use either a potato masher or an electric mixer to mash your potatoes. Never use a food processor. If you use a hand masher, use an up and down technique rather than a stirring motion. If you use an electric mixer, be careful not to over mix them. No matter what method you use, mix the potatoes well enough to get rid of any lumps but not so much that your potatoes end up sticky or gluey.
  7. Add salt to taste.
Notes
Here are some ways to dress up your potatoes so they are sure not to need gravy. For garlic mashed potatoes, roast about 5 cloves of garlic for every 6 potatoes you have used. Add the garlic plus ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese before you mash. For something a little zingy and exotic, add about 1 tablespoon of wasabi powder for every three potatoes. You can find this either at an Asian market or in the Asian section of upscale supermarkets. Now that you know how to make mashed potatoes, you can use the same technique to make mashed sweet potatoes , but add a little brown sugar while mashing.

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Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

I’m so used to eating homemade mashed potatoes that I had to thing what other kind of mashed potatoes is there. How can they not be homemade. Then I remembered that I tried those supermarket instant mashed potatoes a few times years ago when I was a teenager and I didn’t want to be bothered with cooking. As long as it was easy and fast to make, I ate it. To bad I didn’t know then that even homemade mashed potatoes are simple thing to make. I could have spared myself a few “yuck is this real mashed potatoes plastic taste” I got when I tried the instant mashed potatoes mix. It’s just not the same. So, this recipe will be for all of you that are looking for a homemade mashed potatoes recipe.

Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds potatoes (russets or yukon golds)
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Let's get started. Take your potatoes and peel them. Then cut them in a few big pieces. Like three or four pieces. Sure they will cook for a bit longer but they will also suck in less water and taste better because of it. Now put those cut potatoes into a pot, cover them with cold water and add some salt. Bring them to boil and then let them simmer for about 15 minutes. How do you know your potatoes are cooked? Pierce one with a knife or a fork - if its soft then it's done.
  2. Now comes a little trick that will get rid of even more water and will make this homemade mashed potatoes recipe taste even better. First drain the potatoes and then return them to your pot and put them back on your stove set to low heat. This will make all the excess water evaporate. Just be careful you don't burn them.
  3. Now its time to mash the potatoes. Add some more salt and pepper (taste the potatoes!) and add warm half milk half cream and butter to your mashed potatoes. Then use a wire masher or a potato ricer or whatever... :) even a fork will work if you are in the wilderness :) and mash the potatoes. And you are done and this homemade mashed potatoes recipe is finished.
  4. Bon apetit!

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Cheddar and Onion Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Yet another version of the cheddar cheese mashed potatoes recipe. We will add onions together with cheddar cheese. Most of the recipes will tell you to add thinly sliced green onions. But you can also take any onions and fry them on oil (or butter) for a while, and then add them to your mashed potatoes. Well, just a thought… you can try it.

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Cheddar and Onion Mashed Potatoes Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds potatoes (russets or yukon golds)
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them in four pieces. Big pieces will suck less water, sure they take a bit longer to cook, but we are here for the taste, not time, right? :) Put the potatoes in a pot and cover them with cold water. Add some salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let them simmer for a good 15 minutes. They are done when they are soft (pierce them with a knife for test).
  2. Drain the potatoes. You can return them on heat for a while so all the water goes away, just don't burn them. Add half milk half cream mix, butter, salt, and pepper. Now its time to mash the potatoes. Stir in cheddar cheese and cook your mashed potatoes for a few minutes so the cheese melts.
  3. At the end mix in sliced green onions. Or as I said before - you can thinly slice the onions and then fry them for a while on oil of butter. Then just mix them in at the end. But ways are good, but the end result is a bit different with each of these cheddar and onion mashed potatoes recipes.

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Bacon and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This is another version of the popular cheddar mashed potatoes recipe. With this recipe we are adding bacon, so if you can not live without the meat taste – this is the recipe for you.

Bacon and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 2½ pounds potatoes (Yukon gold or Russets are best for mashed potatoes)
  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel the potatoes. Cut them into big pieces. Big pieces suck up less water and mashed potatoes will taste better. Put them into a pot and cover them with cold water. Add salt and bring to boil. When the water boils you can turn the heat down (or your stove will be really messy) and let your potatoes simmer for fifteen or twenty minutes. When they are soft and tender they are done.
  2. Now drain them and return them to your pot. Put the pot back on low heat. Why? By doing this you will get rid of all the water and mashed potatoes will taste better. Just make sure you don't burn them.
  3. Now add cheese and milk and mash the potatoes. Put them back on fire and cook them until all the cheese melts. Make sure you keep stirring so you don't burn the potatoes. When the cheese melts you can add the rest of ingredients - sour cream, bacon, green onions, salt, and pepper. Using this much potatoes will feed around 8 people, so you can easily cut all the ingredients in half in you don't need so much mashed potatoes.
Notes
Also, if you like, you can replace bacon with prosciutto. This is the end of this bacon and cheddar mashed potatoes recipe. Enjoy your potatoes.

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Healthy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

We always asume that healthy foods are some exotic weird sounding plants that come from the other side of the planet and that taste like crap. The weirder they are teh more we are happy to believe they have some extra healing powers. So what if I told you that an ordinary potato also has some health benefits? It’s true, every mashed potatoes recipe on this site will also give you mashed potatoes that will be good for you?

How is that? The “secret” (lol, it’s no secret) is, that potatoes are mostly made out of water and starch. Some of that starch is a bit special. It is resistant to enzymatic digestion. That means that it does not get digested in your stomach and in your small intestine but it comes all the way to the large intestine. Can you name me a food that does the same? If you can’t remember – foods that are rich in fiber. So in a part common potatoes have similar effects and benefits food rich with fiber.

Healthy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
 
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Now lets take some of these healthy potatoes and turn them into a nice healthy mashed potatoes recipe! BTW, since every potato has these capabilities all mashed potato recipes on this site are healthy :).
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs potatoes (Yukon Gold are arguably the best potatoes for making mashed potatoes, Russtes are also good)
  • 5 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pepper for taste
Instructions
  1. So we can really call this recipe healthy, we kicked out the cream and replaced it with milk. Cream has more fat which is bad for you (if you eat to much of it of course). It is also nice to hold back on the salt if you want to avoid some of the problems that to much salt brings (like high blood pressure).
  2. Let's get started - peel the potatoes and cut them into big pieces. Big pieces absorb less water than small potato pieces. More water - watery potatoes with less taste. Cover them with cold water, add salt, and bring them to boil and then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.How do you know potatoes are cooked? They must be soft if you sick a knife or a fork in the fattest potato in the pan.
  3. Done? Now you need to drain the potatoes and then put them back on low heat. This will make all the water evaporate (be carefull not tu burn them) and potatoes will taste better - less water - more taste. Heat the milk (don't add cold milk) and add it together with butter. Also add some salt and pepper.
  4. Now all there is left is to use a wire masher and mash the potatoes and this healthy mashed potatoes recipe is finished.

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Fast, Easy, Basic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Fast, Easy, Basic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
 
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Most of the mashed potatoes recipes are easy, but with this one I will try to cut out all of my babbling and just stick to the facts. Ups...well here I go again...
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds russet or red potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ to 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes.
  2. Cut them in 4 pieces and cover with cold water.
  3. Boil and then simmer the potatoes in salted water until they are soft and tender (15-20minutes).
  4. Drain potatoes, put them back on low heat for a minute or so.
  5. Take them off.
  6. Add butter and milk.
  7. Mash the potatoes until they are smooth and add some more salt and pepper for the taste (try them).
  8. That's it.

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Sweet Potatoes Recipe | Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Hey potato lovers. This recipe will be a bit different. I found a few sweet potato recipes on the net and this one I liked best. Why? Hmmm…. since I dedicated this blog to mashed potatoes recipes, maybe it has something to do with the fact that this is a mashed sweet potatoes recipe. lol. Or maybe not. OK, let’s start, what do we need?

Sweet Potatoes Recipe | Mashed Sweet Potatoes
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds (if you hate cumin you can skip it, I hate it)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper (freshly ground)
Instructions
  1. First turn on the oven and set it to 350 degrees F (180 C). Yes, with this mashed sweet potatoes recipe we will be using an oven and we will not be cooking potatoes in water.
  2. Now take the potatoes and pierce each one of them a few times with the fork. This will make little holes that will let the water evaporate and heat penetrate the potatoes. Tun your sweet potatoes on the oven rack and roast them. How do you know they are done? It's the same thing as with cooking them. Actually - potatoes are always done when they become soft and tender. You can test this by piercing them again with the fork or a knife. Generally it should take 45 minutes to 1 hour for potatoes to be done.
  3. Now take them from the oven and let them cool down for a while so you don't burn yourself when you peel them and cut them.
  4. minutes later...
  5. OK, now peel them and cut them into pieces. How big should the pieces be? It doesn't matter :) we will be smashing the sweet potatoes anyway. Put sweet potatoes into a bowl, add butter and smash them with a wire smasher, potato ricer...etc... You can leave some lumps and bumps if you like, or you can make them smooth.
  6. And to finish this of - add the rest of the ingredients. Add chili powder, ground cumin, ginger, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Use a big spoon or something to mix this into your mashed sweet potatoes and you are done.

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

If you don’t mind garlic breath then you will love garlic mashed potatoes :) …no, this is not the best way to start this garlic mashed potatoes recipe. Lets start this way. Adding garlic to mashed potatoes is great, it makes them tastier, gives them a special twist and it’s pretty easy to do. So if you are after something a little bit different when it comes to mashed potatoes – try garlic mashed potatoes.

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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This is another simple way to make mashed potatoes taste a bit different. Instead of cream and ordinary milk we will be using buttermilk and so I call this the buttermilk mashed potatoes recipe. All the same tips and tricks that I already mentioned in other mashed potatoes recipes apply here. So make sure you cover potatoes with cold water, after you drain them put them back on the stove at low heat to evaporate excess water, just make like four pieces from each potato, if you make smaller pieces they will suck in more water and don’t over mash them. Right, I’ll include these along the way so don’t worry.

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