How to Make Mashed Potatoes


Learning how to make mashed potatoes is a very simple process. The most work is peeling and waiting for them to boil. Depending on how many people you are serving will depend on how many potatoes you should cook for this recipe. I usually cook one medium potato per person.
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Simple Recipe

  1. Peel your potatoes and cut into cubes.
  2. Add water to a large pot and place cut potatoes in pot.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook until tender. Check doneness by inserting a fork into a potato.
  4. Drain water. You can save this water in a bowl for making your mashed potatoes, instead of using milk if desired.
  5. In bowl, mash with a fork or potato masher.

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  6. Season with salt and pepper.

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  7. Add 2 Tablespoons melted butter or if your potatoes are hot they will melt your butter for you.

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  8. Add 1/4-1/2 Cup milk or reserved water. If still too thick add more milk tablespoons at a time.

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  9. Taste test and add more seasoning if needed.

Crazy Mashed Potatoes

by Natasha (Kansas)
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I have always loved mashed potatoes. Now, this is one of the COOLEST ways to enjoy, in an ice cream cone!

What you will need to make these funny treats:

  • 2 -2/3 cups of frozen mashed potatoes
  • 1 -1/2 cups of milk
  • 4 oz. container of soft cream cheese
  • 3 sliced green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 4 flat bottom ice cream cones or cake cones

How to create it:
1. Prepare the potatoes as the package direction say. Stir it with a wire whisk.
2. Stir in the cream cheese, green onions, salt, and pepper.
3. Let it stand for around 5 minutes or cool enough to mound.
4. Spoon in cones.

Makes 4 servings. 



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Soft Mash Potatoes

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How to make mashed potatoes soft.
by Ashleigh (Australia)
serves 4
  1. Peel 6 potatoes. Cut them up in big chunks.
  2. Fill a pot big enough for the potatoes
  3. Put the potatoes in the pot
  4. Fill the pot up with hot water out of the tap
  5. Put a little bit of salt in the water so it will have a little flavor
  6. Put stove on high and place pot on stove.
  7. When soft turn stove off and drain potatoes.
  8. Get electric beater and mash the potatoes until all chunks are gone.
  9. Put a table spoon of butter in and beat in with electric mixer.
  10. Then when no butter is left, pour 3/4 of a cup of milk and mix with electric beater.

Quick Mashed Sweet Potatoes

How to make mashed potatoes with sweet potatoes.
  • 1 (17 oz.) can of sweet potatoes, drained well
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  1. Place the potatoes in a pan.
  2. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
  3. Stir in the butter.
  4. Place the pan over medium heat and stirring often cook 10 minutes or until heated through.
Makes 4 servings
**Looking for a quick side dish to go with your meal? This one is as simple as it gets. If you think the kids won’t eat them jazz them up a little. Stir in a tsp of brown sugar and add a few mini marshmallows to the top before serving.

Potato Bake

by Rebecca Johnson (Murgon qld Australia)

Now that you know how to make mashed potatoes try a new recipe.

Spread a large amount of mashed potatoes over a baking tray. Layer tuna, onion, tomato with cheese on top. I add some spices in the mashed potato, also you can change the tuna for cooked sausages if you like it better.

Bake in the oven until the cheese is lightly brown. I store in square pieces in a plastic container. Its cheap and easy. Its also good as a side dish n trust me the kids will love it : )

Mexican Mashed Potatoes

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