Rainbow Mashed Potatoes


Rainbow Mashed Potatoes

Rainbow Mashed Potatoes
30 Min

Want to know how to get the kids interested in cooking? Here's how - have them make Rainbow Mashed Potatoes!

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter

What to Do

  1. In a medium saucepan, place potatoes in enough water to cover them; add salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer about 30 minutes, or until very tender; drain well.
  2. Return potatoes to saucepan over low heat. Mash with a potato masher or fork. Add milk and butter and continue mashing until smooth and well-blended.


And here's how we get our rainbow-colored potatoes:

  • Hot Pink Potatoes: Add 1 drained (8-1/4-ounce) can of beets to potatoes and mash. For a smoother texture, first puree beets in a food processor.
  • Green Potatoes: Add 2 whole, peeled garlic cloves to the potatoes before cooking. Thaw a 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach and squeeze dry. Add to the cooked potatoes and mash. Season with nutmeg.
  • Carrot or Parsnip Mashed Potatoes: Substitute 1 pound peeled carrots or parsnips, cut into 1/2-inch slices, for 1 pound of the potatoes. Cook along with potatoes and mash as above, until well combined.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 243
  • Calories from Fat 83
  • Total Fat 9.3g 14 %
  • Saturated Fat 5.8g 29 %
  • Trans Fat 0.4g 0 %
  • Protein 4.6g 9 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 25mg 8 %
  • Sodium 412mg 17 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 37g 12 %
  • Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22 %
  • Sugars 3.6g 0 %

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