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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Baked Mashed Potato Spanish Omelet Recipe

Here we have a recipe that is both enjoyable to make, eat and its also forgiving for those who are on a tight budget. On a scale of 1-5 this recipe is a 2 in degree of difficulty so it may be just challenging enough for the beginning cook to make this fun to prepare. This particular version is quite popular in the west and southwest because of its Mexican and Spanish influences. The bell peppers especially help to give that Hispanic flavor and feel. A delightful meal, it can either be made for lunch or dinner as well as for brunch or breakfast. (more…)

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Leftover Mashed Potato Casserole Recipe

This recipe for a leftover mashed potato casserole is great to use when you have a bunch of leftover mashed potatoes that you do not know that to do with. Unlike other recipes, this one utilizes ingredients that you already have. It is a delightful recipe that any dinner guest will enjoy. You will find that it is especially useful after the holidays when you have more leftovers then you know what to do with. Besides that, the best part about it is that it is really simple to make. (more…)

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Mashed Potato Dumplings Recipe

This mashed potato dumpling recipe is a combination of the classic mashed potato taste paired with the savory taste of whatever meat you decide to put inside the dumpling. You could also make a vegetarian version of this dumpling and leave out the meat. Whatever combination you decide to make you will not be disappointed. Mashed potatoes are loaded with starch so they combine well with the heavy flavors of a dumpling. Dumplings are a favorite among southern cooks because they can be viewed as a casserole where you can use all of your left overs to put into the dish and make a fabulous recipe while cleaning out your refrigerator from all of the left overs. The dumplings are fairly labor intensive to make from scratch but they are well worth the effort. (more…)

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Cheesy Potato Pancakes Recipe

Hi, do you often find yourself with leftover mashed potatoes? Like most people I hate throwing out leftovers from dinner including mashed potatoes. This is a tasty recipe my Grandma handed down to me and it is a common recipe in the mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. Grandma would make this about once a week for dinner or you could try it for breakfast instead of home fries or hash browns. The cheddar cheese adds a good flavor to the potato cakes and is not required. This recipe is it is simple to make and it does not take long to prepare either. (more…)

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Mashed Potato Soup Recipe

This potato soup recipe is extremely easy to make. It is so easy to make in fact that you can even use a blender or a food processor to do most of the work. Almost all of the ingredients are common items that most cooks already have in their kitchens and the culinary skills needed to make this soup are success are minimal. If you can flip a switch on a blender and stir a pot of potatoes then you can make this soup! This recipe is very unique because it allows you to take left over mashed potatoes and re purpose them into delicious potato soup. Throw in in a few special ingredients and you have a new favorite dish for your family. In fact, this dish is already a family favorite among many families in the south and it is growing increasingly popular as a comfort food item in colder northern states. (more…)

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Leftover Mashed Potatoes with Baked Eggs and Bacon

This recipe for Leftover Mashed Potatoes with Baked Eggs and Baon requires a skill level of beginner to make. It might sound strange to you at first. But don’t judge a book because of it’s cover. Most families make it after the Thanksgiving Dinner with their left over mashed potatoes. You can also used baked potatoes, just reheat and mash them up. As a twist on a Polish tradition, combining eggs with mashed potatoes, which combines these with creaem. If you are wanting to start a new family tradition for the breakfast meal after Thanksgiving, this is one you will want to try. It is sure to become a family favorite in your house. It is also a great take and bake meal. Just heat it up and take it to any party or gathering you are going to. (more…)

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Easy Leftover Mashed Potato Croquettes Recipe

The Leftover Mashed Potato Croquettes Recipe was a recipe that has evolved out of a need to do something different with all those leftovers at the holidays, as warmed-up mashed potatoes never taste as good as the original did. Many see it as a comfort food and goes well with any meat dish such as ham, roast beef or turkey. This recipe is easy and best suited to homemade Idaho mashed potatoes as opposed to instant and also works better when you didn’t put too much milk and butter in the original, so it will hold its shape better. (more…)

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Cheese and Mashed Potato Pie Recipe

Mashed potatoes are a favorite side dish that compliments numerous main course items. But what can you do when you have leftovers?  A cheese and mashed potato pie is a great way to use them. It can be made as a side dish to many meals. And it is totally simple to make. Mashed potato pie is also a very versatile recipe. (more…)

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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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  • 2 pounds potatoes (russets or yukon golds)
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper
  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!

Homemade mashed potatoes

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