Mashed Potatoes


Mashed potatoes are a popular dish made by mashing boiled potatoes and adding milk, butter, and salt to taste. They are usually served as a side dish, but can also be made into a main meal by adding other ingredients such as cheese, bacon, or sausage.


– 1kg potatoes
– 500ml milk
– 100g butter
– salt to taste


1. Peel and chop the potatoes into small pieces.
2. Boil the potatoes in a large saucepan of water for 15-20 minutes until they are soft.
3. Drain the potatoes and add them back into the saucepan.
4. Add the milk and butter and mash the potatoes until they are smooth.
5. Season with salt to taste.

Potential changes & improvements

– For a richer mashed potato, you could use cream instead of milk.
– To make cheesy mashed potatoes, add 100-200g of grated cheese to the mashed potatoes and stir until melted.
– For bacon mashed potatoes, cook 100-200g of bacon and add it to the mashed potatoes.
– For sausage mashed potatoes, cook 100-200g of sausage and add it to the mashed potatoes.

What other food it works well with

Mashed potatoes can be served with many different dishes, such as roasted meat or vegetables, fish, soup, or gravy.

Common Mistakes

– Over-mashing the potatoes: This will make them gluey.
– Not adding enough liquid: The mashed potatoes should be smooth and creamy, not dry.
– Not seasoning: Potatoes are quite bland on their own, so make sure to add salt (and pepper if you like) to taste.

Nutritional Information

– 1 serving = 250g
– Calories: 200
– Fat: 10g
– Saturated Fat: 5g
– Carbohydrates: 25g
– Sugar: 4g
– Fiber: 3g
– Protein: 5g
– Salt: 0.4g


– Milk
– Butter

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