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Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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It's just not Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes! In this version, our home economists stir in half-and-half, sour cream and chives.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:16-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 16-18 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 159 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the cream, sour cream, butter, salt and pepper; beat until light and fluffy. Sprinkle with chives if desired. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Originally published as Traditional Mashed Potatoes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p114

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 159 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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