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The Best Mashed Potatoes

 
The Best 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 $0.49

$0.49 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 20 minutes

Ready in 20 minutes

8 thanksgiving,christmas,vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:9%

Spoonacular Score: 9%

 

The Best Mashed Potatoes takes around 20 minutes from beginning to end. This gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe serves 8 and costs 49 cents per serving. One portion of this dish contains around 3g of protein, 19g of fat, and a total of 186 calories. Only a few people really liked this side dish. It will be a hit at your Thanksgiving event. It is brought to you by Pink When. If you have water, cream, salt and pepper, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 1 person found this recipe to be yummy and satisfying. Overall, this recipe earns a good spoonacular score of 71%. Try Old-Fashioned Mashed Potatoes – make home made mashed potatoes at home, it is easy to do so with this, Bennigan’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes – it is easy to make garlic mashed potatoes, and Another Mock Mashed Potatoes (mashed Cauliflower)-low Carb for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 stick
0.5 stick butter
butter
8 oz
8 oz cream cheese
cream cheese
1 bunch
1 bunch green onions
green onions
0.5 cups
0.5 cups milk
milk
1 bag
1 bag red potatoes
red potatoes
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
0.5 cups
0.5 cups sour cream
sour cream
2 cups
2 cups water
water
0.5 stick butter
0.5 stick
butter
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz
cream cheese
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch
green onions
0.5 cups milk
0.5 cups
milk
1 bag red potatoes
1 bag
red potatoes
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
0.5 cups sour cream
0.5 cups
sour cream
2 cups water
2 cups
water

Equipment

instant pot
instant pot
bowl
bowl
pot
pot
instant pot
instant pot
bowl
bowl
pot
pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.49
Ingredient
½ sticks butter
8 ounces cream cheese
1 bunch green onions
½ cups milk
½ cups sour cream
Price
$0.48
$2.35
$0.16
$0.17
$0.78
$3.94

Tips

Health Tips

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

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

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
185 Calories
2g Protein
18g Total Fat
2g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
185
9%

Fat
18g
29%

  Saturated Fat
11g
69%

Carbohydrates
2g
1%

  Sugar
2g
2%

Cholesterol
55mg
18%

Sodium
356mg
16%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
2g
5%

Vitamin A
701IU
14%

Vitamin K
7µg
7%

Calcium
66mg
7%

Phosphorus
62mg
6%

Vitamin B2
0.09mg
5%

Vitamin D
0.53µg
4%

Vitamin B12
0.19µg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.28mg
3%

Potassium
90mg
3%

Selenium
1µg
2%

Vitamin E
0.34mg
2%

Zinc
0.28mg
2%

Folate
7µg
2%

Magnesium
6mg
2%

Vitamin B1
0.02mg
1%

Vitamin B6
0.03mg
1%

Copper
0.02mg
1%

Iron
0.19mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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