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Homemade Mashed Potatoes

 
Homemade Mashed Potatoes
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This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $0.47

$0.47 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 20 minutes

Ready in 20 minutes

4 thanksgiving,christmas,vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian,fodmap friendly side dish
spoonacular Score:34%

Spoonacular Score: 34%

 

Homemade Mashed Potatoes is a side dish that serves 4. Watching your figure? This gluten free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and fodmap friendly recipe has 294 calories, 6g of protein, and 12g of fat per serving. For 47 cents per serving, this recipe covers 10% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Thanksgiving will be even more special with this recipe. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. This recipe from Lifes Ambrosia requires russet potatoes, butter, half and half, and salt and pepper. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 20 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 79%, which is pretty good. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Foolproof Homemade Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream, and Shrimp and Brown Gravy with Homemade Mashed Potatoes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 lb
2 lb russet potatoes
russet potatoes
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps butter
butter
0.5 cups
0.5 cups half and half
half and half
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
2 lb russet potatoes
2 lb
russet potatoes
3 Tbsps butter
3 Tbsps
butter
0.5 cups half and half
0.5 cups
half and half
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper

Equipment

mixing bowl
mixing bowl
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Lifes Ambrosia

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.47
Ingredient
2 pounds russet potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
½ cups half and half
Price
$1.21
$0.36
$0.33
$1.90

Tips

Health Tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • Store potatoes and sweet potatoes in a cool, dark place, and never put them in the refrigerator. At cold temperatures, the starch in potatoes is turned into sugar, affecting their flavor. For more information about selecting and storing potatoes, check out this lesson about potatoes in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips
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Nutritional Information

Quickview
293 Calories
5g Protein
12g Total Fat
42g Carbs
5% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
293
15%

Fat
12g
19%

  Saturated Fat
7g
48%

Carbohydrates
42g
14%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
33mg
11%

Sodium
147mg
6%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
12%

Vitamin B6
0.79mg
40%

Potassium
987mg
28%

Manganese
0.36mg
18%

Vitamin C
13mg
16%

Phosphorus
156mg
16%

Magnesium
55mg
14%

Vitamin B1
0.2mg
13%

Vitamin B3
2mg
12%

Copper
0.24mg
12%

Fiber
2g
12%

Iron
1mg
11%

Folate
32µg
8%

Vitamin B5
0.78mg
8%

Vitamin A
371IU
7%

Vitamin B2
0.12mg
7%

Calcium
63mg
6%

Zinc
0.82mg
5%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Vitamin E
0.37mg
2%

Selenium
1µg
2%

Vitamin B12
0.12µg
2%

Vitamin D
0.22µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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