These are, hands down, the best mashed potatoes I have ever had -- and so very easy to make. You can also use soy milk and non-dairy butter for vegans. I make a side batch vegan-style for my brother and his friends, and they say it tastes great.

Morgan
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes into a large pot, and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two, and place the potatoes in a large bowl.

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  • Bring the milk to a boil in a small saucepan over low-medium heat.

  • Whip the potatoes with an electric mixer until smooth; pour the boiling milk over the potatoes, and add butter, nutmeg, salt, and white pepper. Whip on Medium speed until light and fluffy.

Nutrition Facts

211.7 calories; 3.5 g protein; 22.1 g carbohydrates; 33.6 mg cholesterol; 200.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (38)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2010
Great recipe for mashed potatoes! I lightened it up a bit by using Land O Lakes light butter and skim milk. These turned out really good - there's just nothing like good old fashioned comfort food! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2011
Ohhhh don't add all this milk in at once! I have a feeling you'll be disappointed if you do. Just dribble it into the potatoes until you get the thickness that appeals to you. And while it's always a good idea to heat the milk before adding it to the potatoes I'm not sure I understand the necessity of boiling it. The reason I tried these potatoes had nothing to do with that however. It was all about the nutmeg. I've enjoyed the slightest hint of it in other savory dishes but never in potatoes and I was curious. While I won't make a habit of including nutmeg in my mashed potatoes I did enjoy the subtle hint of it here as well and was pleased I tried it (but Hubs not so much). Read More
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  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2010
Great recipe for mashed potatoes! I lightened it up a bit by using Land O Lakes light butter and skim milk. These turned out really good - there's just nothing like good old fashioned comfort food! Read More
(104)
Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2010
Great recipe for mashed potatoes! I lightened it up a bit by using Land O Lakes light butter and skim milk. These turned out really good - there's just nothing like good old fashioned comfort food! Read More
(104)
Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2011
Ohhhh don't add all this milk in at once! I have a feeling you'll be disappointed if you do. Just dribble it into the potatoes until you get the thickness that appeals to you. And while it's always a good idea to heat the milk before adding it to the potatoes I'm not sure I understand the necessity of boiling it. The reason I tried these potatoes had nothing to do with that however. It was all about the nutmeg. I've enjoyed the slightest hint of it in other savory dishes but never in potatoes and I was curious. While I won't make a habit of including nutmeg in my mashed potatoes I did enjoy the subtle hint of it here as well and was pleased I tried it (but Hubs not so much). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
Followed recipe to a "T" and they are hands down the best I have ever tasted. I initially thought the nutmeg was weird but found it makes a cream of mushroom soup so why not mashed potatoes? I will use this every time I make mashed. Hubby loves them even more than my normal "best ever" so this is a true hit. Since making them the first time he has requested them over and over. Calls them "Moe's Mashed" says he has never tasted anything so delicious. Morgan thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2009
Fabulous! I was looking for a bit healthier version so I kept the skins on used "Smart Balance Butter Blend Stick" and used 2% milk. I really think the Yukon Gold potatoes were the difference in the texture and taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
Great recipe. The nutmeg adds an interesting flavor that reminded me of Thanksgiving. I would definitely make them again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2011
VERY creamy. I might even use a little less milk but they were very good. I also sprinkled with garlic powder and that tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2010
yes...this is the recipe i've been looking for. forget the garlic and the fancy mixes. we love this one...didn't use nutmeg and they were still the #1 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2011
Crowd pleaser! These will be my go-to mashed potatoes. But I wouldn't follow a previous reviewers suggestion to leave on the peel. (I don't know what I was thinking doing that.) It just got clumped up and I ended up picking it out. I used 1% milk to lighten up and it still came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
Great! I just added an extra stick of butter! Read More
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