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Simple Homemade Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes is a simple and classic dish that pairs well with any meat dish or salad.
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Mashed potatoes is a simple and classic dish that pairs well with any meat dish or salad. It’s a great midweek dinner side.

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When it’s time to meal plan, what dishes do you start with? Do you like starting with appetizers, dessert, or main dishes? 

I like to start with all of the simple dishes, the classic ones that I know I have the ingredients at home for already: like this Simple Homemade Buttery Mashed Potatoes recipe! Also on my list is this Quick Seared Mushroom Side Dish recipe.

Potatoes are a staple in almost every home. They’re super versatile, but simplest of all are mashed potatoes. They are the perfect dish to pair with any meat dish or salad. 

What do I need to make this recipe?

Naturally, this recipe starts with potatoes. They help to keep your cholesterol and blood sugar levels in check.

Butter and milk combine to make the potatoes smooth, buttery, and creamy.

Finally, salt is in this recipe for flavor.

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • potatoes
  • unsalted butter
  • warm milk
  • salt
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These mashed potatoes pair well with these main dishes:

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Simple Homemade Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes is a simple and classic dish that pairs well with any meat dish or salad.
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Course: Side Dish, Starters and Sides
Cuisine: American, Russian
Allergy: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 203kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 8 potatoes, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup warm milk
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Peel and cut potatoes to smaller pieces into a pot, then add just enough water to cover the potatoes.
  • Boil on medium heat and add 1/2 Tablespoon of salt.
  • After potatoes are fully cooked through, drain the water out and start mashing.
  • Mash until each potato piece is mashed, then add unsalted butter and mash some more.
  • Heat 3/4 cup of milk in the microwave for 1 minute.
  • Add milk a little at a time to potatoes, mash in between pours; mix and mash until the potatoes are blended together well.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 932mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg

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