Trader Joe's " Simply the Best Mashed Potatoes "

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Printed on the back of a box of Trader Joe's brand Free Range Chicken Broth. I don't make bold claims with recipes stating they are "the best..." but I liked the name. Furthermore, I enjoy posting Trader Joe recipes especially for folks who don't have a store in their city or those living abroad. Vegan-friendly merely by replacing the chicken broth with vegetable broth. The chives are optional.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the potatoes and broth to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Cover and cook over medium heat 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain and *reserve* cooking liquid.
  4. Mash potatoes with 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid/broth. Add more liquid if necessary for desired consistency.
  5. Stir in chives or other herb of choice.
  6. Season with white pepper.
  7. Tip: save the remaining cooking liquid for another recipe.
Most Helpful

Yay! Mashed potatoes I don't feel guilty about eating! Hard to believe these are basically fat free yet so full of flavor. What a great idea to cook them in broth and use that liquid to make them creamy. And it works -- great on the flavor and great on the texture! I had just bought a potato ricer and this was my inagural "ricing." And it may now be the only way I make mashed potatoes!

Wish I Could Cook October 02, 2011

What a great idea to cook them in broth. I used a store bought organic broth and I was amazed by how great it tasted. The potatoes were amazing. I added sauted minced garlic and forgot to add the chives although they were sitting on the counter. This is my new favorite way to make mashed potatoes. I also used red bliss potatoes and semi removed the skin, so as there is bits of skin. Made for Veg 'n Swap tag #59.

AcadiaTwo June 28, 2013

These turned out much creamier than I expected! Very easy and quick to make and still super yummy. The reduced calories and fat definitely anchored this recipe into the 5 range. I used a homemade veggie stock which is a bit more rich than the store bought and that made them a bit darker regardless they were really good and potato-ey. Thanks so much for a fast, easy, and healthy way to make mashed taters!!! Made for Veg*n Swap #34!!

Mindelicious May 22, 2011