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Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe, Perfect for Meal Prep.


For this recipe, you will need 3 pounds of unpeeled russet (Idaho) potatoes, 1 ½ cups of half-and-half, salt, and 6 tablespoons of softened butter.


Begin by scrubbing the potatoes and placing them in a large pot. Cover them with salted water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the potatoes to simmer for approximately 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain the potatoes once they have finished cooking.

Next, heat the half-and-half in the microwave until it is just warm. Using a food mill, process the unpeeled potatoes into a medium bowl. Alternatively, if you do not have a food mill, you can peel the potatoes using a potholder and a potato masher or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment to puree the potatoes. Once the potatoes have been pureed, stir in the warm half-and-half and salt, or beat them if you are using a mixer. Continue to beat until smooth and fluffy. Once done, cool the potatoes and cover them in a microwave-safe, airtight container for up to 2 days.

To reheat the potatoes, microwave them until they are warm, which should take approximately 30 minutes. Once they are warm, transfer them to a heatproof bowl that has been set over a pan of simmering water. Stir in the softened butter to melt it and then cover the potatoes to keep them warm until it is time to serve.

Cooking Time

Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:50 mins
Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins

Nutrition Facts

213 Calories

11g Fat

25g Carbs

4g Protein