Basic Homemade Mashed Potato

Basic Homemade Mashed Potato

4.2 of 5 (9)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 230.3
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.8 mg
  • Sodium: 25.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

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Great Mashed Potato Recipe..Simple, Homemade, and Delicious! Great Mashed Potato Recipe..Simple, Homemade, and Delicious!
Number of Servings: 12


    5lb bag of potato, raw, (approx. 8 large, 3" to 4-1/4" dia.)
    Milk, nonfat, 1 cup (warm or room temperature)
    Butter, unsalted, 4 tbsp
    salt and pepper to taste (about tsp of each)


Peel and cut potatoes place in large pot of water

Bring potatoes and water to a boil and then time about 20 mins. or until potatoes are soft

Drain water then mash potatoes in pot with hand masher or mixer adding butter, skim milk, and salt & pepper
to taste.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FITNWHOLE.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is how I've made these all my life, sometimes I cook the potatoes less time so that they are cooked almost all through for lumpy mashed potatoes. - 11/14/09

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    Great - 5/22/21

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    couldn't remember how to make this, easy recipe. thanks - 2/3/15

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    I would have given this 5 stars had it not been such a regular recipe. It was tasty though!!! - 6/15/12

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    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    While these mashed potatoes are delicious, the butter adds extra fat and calories that are not needed. Try switching the butter to something like I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. - 10/13/10