Mashed Potatoes with Cucumber

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Feb. 08, 2022
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


  • 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


  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.