Three Mashed Potatoes Recipes!

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Nov. 18, 2016

Three mashed potato recipes in one video! Tips on how to make the best classic fluffy mashed potatoes, jalapeño cheese mashed potatoes and horseradish-dill mashed potatoes.


Russet potatoes 1 Pound
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , peeled and left whole
Cream/Half and
Butter 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
White pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Water 4 Cup (64 tbs) ((enough to boil))




1.Use a starchy potato like Russet or Yukon Gold (not red potatoes or fingerlings). Starchy potatoes can absorb more cream and butter and make fluffy mashed potatoes

2. Boil potatoes until soft and then DRY them. Drain well and then put back into the pot over low heat until all the extra water has evaporated. This should just take a few seconds. If your potatoes aren't drained well, you'll end up with watery, bland mashed potatoes

3. Use a potato ricer for maximum fluffiness and smoothness; use a potato masher or bean masher if you like chunky mashed potatoes

4. Use heavy cream or half-and-half for rich, creamy potatoes like you get at fancy steakhouses. Whole milk, light sour cream, or plain yogurt work well if you want to reduce the fat.

5. Add a couple of peeled garlic cloves to the boiling water and mash them up with the potatoes because it tastes good

6.Peel potatoes up to 2 days in advance and store covered with water in the fridge. The water prevents oxidizing and turning brown and if you store them in the pot, then you can go straight from fridge to stove!

7. Boil potatoes before serving time. When tender, turn off heat but leave pot covered. The potatoes will stay very hot for up to 30 minutes. Just drain and mash when you are ready.


8.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 175Calories from Fat 33

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.2%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 517 mg21.54%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet