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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

Old-Fashioned Mashed Potatoes

Nothing fancy here, just good, basic mashed potatoes that are great as is or topped with gravy. For extra flavor, sprinkle with chopped chives.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2002

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 169
  • Calories from fat: 13%
  • Fat: 2.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 34.2g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 329mg
  • Calcium: 33mg
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