How to Make Mashed Potatoes -Easy Classic Mashed Potato Recipe
Making mashed potatoes is fun and simple enough for the kids to help. This recipe is easy to make, delicious and nutritious. Yield: 6-8 servings
3 lbs. baking potatoes peeled and cut into 1.5 inch cubes
Salt, to taste
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, heated
2 Tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Place potatoes in a large heavy pot and cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, until tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. Off the heat, mash potatoes, adding enough hot broth to make a smooth puree. Stir in sour cream and season with salt and pepper.
How to Make Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Like your potatoes with garlic? You’ll love this award winning creamy garlic mashed potato recipe. Yield: 10 servings
3 1/2 lbs. russet potatoes
2 Tablespoons kosher salt
16 fluid ounces (2 cups) half-and-half
6 cloves garlic, crushed
6 ounces grated Parmesan
Peel and dice potatoes. Make sure all are relatively the same size.
Place potatoes in a large saucepan, add salt and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce heat to maintain a rolling boil.
Cook until potatoes fall apart when poked with a fork.
Heat the half-half and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Remove from heat and set aside.
Remove potatoes from heat and drain off water. Mash the cooked potatoes and add the garlic-cream mixture and Parmesan. Stir to combine. Let stand for 5 minutes and serve.
Favorite Mashed Potato Toppings
Among the most popular mashed potato toppings are: chives, cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, crisp onion or spring onion, caramelized onion, garlic, mustard, spices such as nutmeg, and chopped herbs such as parsley and cilantro.