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Mashed Potatoes

Photo: Oxmoor House
Total time 31 mins
Yield Serves 10 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
If you start with naturally creamy potatoes, like Yukon Golds, you won't need to add cream and sticks of butter to make delicious mashed potatoes. A gentle fresh chive garnish brightens these rich flavors.


  • 4 Yukon Gold potatoes (2 pounds), unpeeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 115
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 16.9 g
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • cholesterol 11 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 110 mg
  • calcium 23 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place potato in a medium saucepan. Cover with water to 2 inches above potato. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until potato is tender. Drain and return to pan.

  2. Add butter, salt, and pepper; mash with a potato masher until butter melts. Add milk, mashing until desired consistency. Garnish with chives, if desired.

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