Old-Fashioned Mashed Potatoes

Old-Fashioned Mashed PotatoesRecipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Nothing fancy here, just good, basic mashed potatoes that are great as is or topped with gravy. For extra flavor, sprinkle with chopped chives.


12 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 169
Caloriesfromfat 13 %
Fat 2.4 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 0.7 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 3.4 g
Carbohydrate 34.2 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 329 mg
Calcium 33 mg


5 pounds cubed peeled baking potato
3/4 cup warm 2% reduced-fat milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper


Place the potato in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until tender; drain.

Combine the milk, butter, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add potato; let stand 5 minutes or until butter melts.

Beat the potato mixture with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.