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Traditional Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Mashed potatoes make a wonderful accompaniment to most any meal, so keep this recipe handy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 medium russet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper


  • 1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil; cook for 20-25 minutes or until very tender. Drain well.
  • 2. Add the milk, butter, salt and pepper; mash until light and fluffy. Yield: 6 servings (about 5 cups).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 167 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 385 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.