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Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time
< 15 minutes
Total Time
3+ hours

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds russet, red or yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup milk (optional)
  • Minced fresh rosemary, thyme and/or parsley

Directions

  • Place potatoes and water in large slow cooker. Dot with butter and sprinkle with salt. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 to 5 hours or until potatoes are very tender.
  • Remove lid and mash potatoes with potato masher to desired consistency. For a creamier consistency, stir in milk, if desired. Cover and turn to WARM setting until ready to serve. Garnish with herbs.
  • Flavor variations: For garlic mashed potatoes, add 1 teaspoon garlic powder with salt. For herbed mashed potatoes, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme after mashing.
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Ingredients

  • 5 pounds russet, red or yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup milk (optional)
  • Minced fresh rosemary, thyme and/or parsley

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