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Everyday Mashed Potatoes

You can make mashed potatoes up to 1 day ahead. Reheat at 350 degrees in a foil-covered baking dish for 10 to 20 minutes.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 40 mins
  • servings: 6

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups milk, warmed

Cook's Note

You can make mashed potatoes up to 1 day ahead. Reheat at 350 degrees in a foil-covered baking dish for 10 to 20 minutes.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large pot, cover potatoes by 2 inches with salted water. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes. Drain thoroughly and return to pot; mash with a fork or potato masher until potatoes reach desired texture.

  2. Step 2

    Over low heat, add butter and stir until melted. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until potatoes are stiff, about 1 minute. Gradually stir in 1 cup milk, adding up to cup more if needed. Season potatoes with salt and pepper.

Source
Everyday Food, November 2009

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Reviews (2)

  • annegee 22 Mar, 2014

    These are perfectly good. The only way I make mashed potatoes now...easy to make in advance and reheat. Sometimes I use half and half instead of milk if I want them a little more rich and creamy.

  • Swasian35 4 Jan, 2014

    Simple and delicious! Thanks for "in a pinch" recipe!