Mash 'em, Smash 'em Potatoes

Mash 'em, Smash 'em Potatoes

Enjoy this delicious potato recipe that’s ready in 50 minutes – a delightful side dish!

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medium potatoes (about 2 pounds total)
2 1/2
cups water
cup milk
cup (1/2 stick) margarine or butter, soft enough to spread
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
  1. Scrub the potatoes with the vegetable brush. Peel skins from potatoes, using the vegetable peeler.
  2. Cut the potatoes into large pieces on the cutting board, using the knife.
  3. Pour the water into the saucepan. Cover saucepan with lid, and heat over medium-high heat until water is boiling fast.
  4. Add the potatoes to water. Cover saucepan with lid, and heat to boiling. When water is boiling, turn the heat down just enough so water bubbles gently. Cover saucepan with lid, and cook 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are soft when poked with the fork.
  5. Take saucepan off hot burner. Dump potatoes into the colander over the sink to drain. Put potatoes back in saucepan. Shake saucepan gently over low heat until water has disappeared.
  6. Mash the potatoes with the potato masher until smooth and no lumps are left. Add the milk, a little at a time, and mash some more.
  7. Add the margarine, salt and pepper to potatoes. Mash until mixed.
Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 170
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 2mg;
  • Sodium 310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.