Mashed Potato

Mashed Potato is a staple in my household.  It’s tasty, delicious and fills up hungry tummies. But, if your’re sick of the same old bland version, here are some ways to jazz it up a little.

Mashed Potato is a staple in my household.  It’s tasty, delicious and fills up hungry tummies. But, if your’re sick of the same old bland version, here are some ways to jazz it up a little.

serves
4
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
25
difficulty
easy
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Ingredients

Basic Mashed Potato

  • 4 Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Cheesy Mashed Potato

  • 4 Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Cheddar Cheese Spread

Mashed Potato with Onion and Chives

  • 4 Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 Onion finely diced
  • 1 tsp Chives diced

Mashed Potato and Pumpkin

  • 2 Potato
  • 350 grams Pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Cauliflower Mash

  • 1 Cauliflower
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 2 tbsp Light Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


Method

Basic Mashed Potato

  1. Peel the unwashed potatoes and wash well under running tap water
  2. Chop into quarters (no smaller) and place in large pot of boiling water
  3. Boil for 20 minutes or until a sharp knife splits the potato quarters in half when inserted
  4. Drain and leave in the warm pot.
  5. Add the butter and hot milk (hot milk makes it creamy, cold milk will make it gluggy) and mash well.

Cheesy Mashed Potato

  1. Peel the unwashed potatoes and wash well under running tap water.
  2. Chop into quarters (no smaller) and place in large pot of boiling water.
  3. Boil for 20 minutes or until a sharp knife splits the potato quarters in half when inserted.
  4. Drain and leave in the warm pot. Ad
  5. d the butter, cheese and hot milk (hot milk makes it creamy, cold milk will make it gluggy) and mash well.

Mashed Potato with Onion and Chives

  1. Peel the unwashed potatoes and wash well under running tap water.
  2. Chop into quarters (no smaller) and place in large pot of boiling water.
  3. Boil for 20 minutes or until a sharp knife splits the potato quarters in half when inserted.
  4. Drain and leave in the warm pot.
  5. Add the butter, onion, chives and hot milk (hot milk makes it creamy, cold milk will make it gluggy) and mash well.

Mashed Potato and Pumpkin

  1. Peel the unwashed potatoes and wash well under running tap water.
  2. Chop into quarters (no smaller) and place in large pot of boiling water.
  3. Peel the skin from the pumpkin and de-seed.
  4. Chop into large pieces and add to the pot.
  5. Boil for 20 minutes or until a sharp knife splits the potato quarters in half when inserted.
  6. Drain and leave in the warm pot.
  7. Add the butter and hot milk and mash well. Goes a lovely light orange colour!

Cauliflower Mash

  1. Steam the cauliflower until very tender.
  2. Drain very well and return to the hot pan.
  3. Add the milk, butter and sour cream and mash until it reaches a potato like consistency.
  4. Don't over mash or it will go very gluggy!  Serve hot.

Notes

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Mashed Potato of any version is not suitable to freeze.
  • Serve immediately.

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