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Mashed Potatoes for Two

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Mashed Potatoes for Two
20 Min

It's easy to whip up homemade mashed potatoes when you're cooking for two. We just know you'll love this fluffy, creamy version of Mashed Potatoes for Two. They're a basic version that'll get you started on some sweet, starchy eats! 

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/4 pounds Idaho baking potatoes, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

What to Do

  1. Place potato chunks in a large saucepan and add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender; drain well and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.

Additional Options

  • How to Freeze Mashed Potatoes: Once cooled, spoon the mashed potatoes into zip-lock bags. From there, they can be frozen flat so they are stackable within the freezer. When ready to eat, thaw before re-heating in the microwave.
  • If you liked this mashed potato recipe, you'll love our Easy Thanksgiving Potato Recipes.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 2

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 305
  • Calories from Fat 109
  • Total Fat 12g 19 %
  • Saturated Fat 7.6g 38 %
  • Trans Fat 0.5g 0 %
  • Protein 5.4g 11 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 32mg 11 %
  • Sodium 735mg 31 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 45g 15 %
  • Dietary Fiber 6.8g 27 %
  • Sugars 4.0g 0 %

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How many potatoes is 1 1/4 lbs?

Hi there! We like to measure potatoes by weight since sizes vary. If you're using large potatoes, you'll need 2 for this recipe. If you're using medium potatoes, then 3-4 is the correct amount. Enjoy!

Buttermilk & bacon makes this a real treat!

The real secret to fluffy potatoes is to warm the milk first then add it to the potatoes...

If you use evaporated milk, makes these even MORE fluffy & tasty!


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