Mashed Potatoes with Cucumber Recipe
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Mashed Potatoes with Cucumber Recipe

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The first time I tasted this combination was 53 years ago at my mother-in-law's house. My husband assured me I'd love this side dish and he was right. I changed the recipe slightly and like to make it with the first crop of Vidalia onions. -Stella Paukovich, Apollo, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1/2 small cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 210 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 668mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil; cook for 20-25 minutes or until very tender.
  2. Drain well; mash with butter and 2 tablespoons of milk. Stir in cucumber, onion, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, stir vinegar and sugar into the remaining milk. Stir into potato mixture. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Mashed Potatoes with Cucumber in Reminisce Extra April 2002, p52

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SmileAndBeHappy User ID: 5326267 34431
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"My new favourite !!!"

psa1121 User ID: 3438361 45863
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"This sounded so odd that I had to give it a try. We are so glad I did. I used more milk and butter, and drained the cucumber throughly before adding. What a nice change of pace from the usual mashed potatoes. I will make this again, not every week, but certainly once in a while."

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