Look for xanthan gum with the gluten-free baking mixes and flours; it's available in most supermarkets these days. You can get semiclose results with cornstarch, but the spuds won't be quite as creamy.

Recipe by Cooking Light December 2015


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Recipe Summary

15 mins
40 mins
Serves 9 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place potatoes in a Dutch oven. Cover with cool water to 2 inches above potatoes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain.

  • Pour fat-free milk into Dutch oven; gradually whisk in powdered milk. Heat over medium heat until warm (about 2 minutes), stirring constantly with a whisk until powder dissolves and mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from heat.

  • Press potatoes through a ricer into pot with milk mixture. Cover and keep warm. (There's no need to stir together yet; you can leave it as is.)

  • Combine stock and butter in a small saucepan; cook over medium-high heat until mixture simmers and butter melts. Remove saucepan from heat; whisk in xanthan gum until mixture is thick and emulsified.

  • Pour stock mixture over potato mixture; sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic. Stir well to combine. Serve soon for creamiest results.

  • VARIATION Spinach-Feta Mashed Potatoes: Prepare master potato recipe, reducing butter to 3 tablespoons and salt to 1 teaspoon. Thaw a 10-ounce package frozen whole-leaf spinach; squeeze superdry in a clean kitchen towel. Stir spinach and 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese into potatoes. Serves 9 (serving size: about 2/3 cup) CALORIES 203; FAT 2g (sat 2g, mono 1g, poly 2g); PROTEIN 7g; CARB 33g; FIBER 4g; CHOL 15mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 346mg; CALC 143mg

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; fat 5.3g; saturated fat 3.3g; mono fat 1.3g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 15mg; iron 1mg; sodium 316mg; calcium 80mg.