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    Barefoot Contessa's Mashed Potatoes

    Barefoot Contessa's Mashed Potatoes. Photo by Juenessa

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    45 mins

    25 mins

    20 mins

    Juenessa's Note:

    From Barefoot Contessa Family Style cookbook, 2002. My kids love these mashed potatoes and request them often!

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    1. 1
      Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water for 15 to 20 minutes, until very tender.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, heat the butter and half-and-half in a small saucepan.
    3. 3
      Drain the potatoes.
    4. 4
      While still hot, place the potatoes in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
    5. 5
      With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the hot half-and-half mixture, the sour cream, 2 teaspoons salt, and the pepper.
    6. 6
      Mix until the potatoes are mashed but not completely smooth.
    7. 7
      Serve hot.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 30, 2010


      Perhaps the best mashed potatoes I've ever had! Thanks for posting :)

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    • on July 04, 2010


      Made half recipe, using less butter, 2% milk, and Mock Sour Cream for creamy potatoes with less calories and fat, and did not need gravy for taste. Served with Barbecue-Glazed Turkey Meatloaf Ww (Crock Pot). Thanks for sharing Juenessa. Made for When It's Hot Tag Game.

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    • on January 04, 2010


      These are great mashed potatoes. Love how they are so creamy. We will use this recipe a lot. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Barefoot Contessa's Mashed Potatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (287 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 400.8
    Calories from Fat 197
    Total Fat 21.9 g
    Saturated Fat 13.7 g
    Cholesterol 56.5 mg
    Sodium 611.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 47.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 5.6 g

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