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    Best Ever Mashed Potatoes

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    25 mins

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    15 mins

    canarygirl's Note:

    This is the ULTIMATE comfort food in my book. I could eat this everyday for the rest of my life.

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    1. 1
      In a large stockpot, boil potatoes with salt until tender--about 15 minutes.
    2. 2
      Drain water and add remaining ingredients.
    3. 3
      Mash until smooth (I like to leave at least a few lumps, call me weird).
    4. 4
      Serve with gravy or butter.
    5. 5
      Note: You can easily turn this recipe into garlic mashed potatoes by adding 3 cloves roasted garlic when you mash.
    6. 6
      For another tasty variation, try adding shredded cheddar and cooked broccoli pieces.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 11, 2002


      This is the perfect recipe for mashed potatoes! I have adopted this recipe as my standard and will never go back to just using plain old butter and milk. The sour cream makes a big difference in the creamy texture....(I like just a few lumps, too!) Excellent recipe, Canarygirl!

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    • on January 23, 2003


      these are awesome potatoes! they are so good you don't need any gravy. i did end up using a whole stick of butter (8 tablespoons) and almost 1 teaspoon of kosher salt but other than that i followed the recipe. once you make mashed potatoes this way you won't want to go back. the sour cream makes them very creamy and gives them a slight tang. delish!

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    • on November 12, 2002


      Extremely yummy! I am not good at making homemade mashed potatoes, I usually do instant, however, these came out the perfect consistency and the whole family loved them. One thing I would suggest, and of course this is a matter of taste: In my opinion they needed salt and pepper, in fact I added at least a teaspoon of salt when I was mashing and they still needed more at the table. But, I am VERY happy to have a recipe that comes out this good and I will be making homemade mashed potatoes more often! Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Best Ever Mashed Potatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (210 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 256.0
    Calories from Fat 114
    Total Fat 12.7 g
    Saturated Fat 7.8 g
    Cholesterol 34.5 mg
    Sodium 200.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Sugars 1.9 g
    Protein 4.3 g

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