Homemade Mashed Potatoes And Variations Recipe

The key to the best homemade mashed potatoes is not in the butter, milk, or seasonings. It's all about the potatoes you choose and the way you mash them. Russet potatoes are starchy with a somewhat dry flesh, making them an excellent choice for mashed potatoes. Waxy, low starch potatoes-like the red-skinned varieties and new potatoes-can make delicious mashed potatoes but take care not to over-mix, or they could become gummy. A potato ricer is not essential, but it will ensure smooth, lump-free mashed potatoes. But don't fear Perfect, creamy mashed potatoes are possible with this recipe and helpful tips. If you're looking for something a little different or lighter, take a look at the tips and variations below the recipe.

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Ingredients for Homemade Mashed Potatoes And Variations Recipe

  • 0.42 pound Potatoes
  • 0.33 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.13 cup Whole milk
  • 0.67 tablespoon Melted butter
Nutrition
value
152
calories per serving
3 g Fat4 g Protein27 g Carbs4 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    3g
  • Protein
    4g
  • Carbs
    27g
  • Fiber
    4g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    27g
  • Protein
    4g
  • Fiber
    4g

Fats

  • Fat
    3g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    61mg
  • Iron
    1mg
  • Vitamin A
    4mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    3mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    31mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    52mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    49mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    106mg
  • Selenium
    2mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By The Spruce Eats