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Mashed Potatoes

Real Simple NOVEMBER 2004

  • Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings


  • 8 russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 tablespoon nutmeg


Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Add ½ tablespoon of the salt and bring to a boil. Cook uncovered until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain well. Mash or rice the potatoes in a mixing bowl. Add the butter, milk, whipping cream, white pepper, nutmeg, and the remaining salt. Cover and keep warm in a double boiler until ready to serve.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 45mg
  • Calories: 275
  • Calories from fat: 59%
  • Carbohydrate: 26g
  • Cholesterol: 56mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 0mg
  • Protein: 3mg
  • Saturated fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 395mg

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