Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes can easily be paired with anything. This famous side dish is loved by family members of all ages. Whether you like this dish with cheese, plain, or loaded, it’s guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds. Preparation is simple and children can help in the “mashing” process. This budget friendly recipe won’t use too many of your SNAP dollars.

Makes: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds potatoes (6 medium)
  • 1 cup milk, low-fat
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (ground)


1. Peel the potatoes, and cut them into chunks.

2. Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover them.

3. Cook the potatoes on medium heat for 15 minutes or until tender.

4. Remove the potatoes from the heat. Drain the water off the potatoes.

5. Mash the potatoes with a fork or potato masher.

6. Stir in enough milk to make the potatoes smooth and creamy.

7. Add the butter, salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup prepared potatoes, 1/8 of recipe (151g)

Total Calories92
Total Fat5 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol2 mg
Sodium347 mg
Carbohydrates11 g
Dietary Fiber1 g
Total Sugars2 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein2 g
Vitamin D0 mcg
Calcium45 mg
Iron0 mg
Potassium273 mg

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