Monday, July 22, 2013

Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Homemade mashed potatoes are easier than you think. The taste is incomparable to instant potatoes. Make this easy recipe for your next family gathering.

Homemade Mashed Potatoes:

6 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 11 medium sized potatoes)
1/3 cup milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Optional Add-Ins:
salt and pepper, to taste
4 cloves of garlic, minced and cooked
1/2 cup yellow or white onion, diced fine and cooked
4 ounces cream cheese or Neufchâtel cheese
1/2 cup sour cream

Optional Toppings:
shredded cheese
crispy bacon, broken into small pieces
sour cream
diced chives

Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and continue to heat for 25 minutes at a rolling boil. Strain potatoes and return to pan. Mash potatoes with potato masher or fork. Add butter to potatoes, stir until melted and combined. Add any add ins at this point. Pour in milk and whip vigorously.
Add any toppings and enjoy!