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Easy Mashed Potato Recipes

Easy mashed potato recipes for kids including creamy mashed potatoes, cheesy mash and other kid friendly mashed potato recipes.

Basic Mashed Potato Recipe

 

 

Ingredients:

 

Approximately 7 to 8 medium size russet potatoes (cut into quarters)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

 

Place potatoes and enough water to cover in large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes well. Place potatoes back in pot and add milk, butter, salt and pepper. Mash using hand-held masher until smooth. You can also use a hand-held electric mixer for creamier potatoes.

 

Cheesy Mashed Potato Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

Approximately 7 to 8 medium size russet potatoes (cut into quarters)
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

 

Place potatoes and enough water to cover in large pot. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium and cook for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  Drain potatoes well.  Place potatoes back in pot and add milk, butter, salt and pepper and stir until mixed.  Then add cheese and sour cream and stir well.  Mash using hand-held masher until smooth. You can also use a hand-held electric mixer for creamier potatoes.

Cauliflower Mashed Potato Recipe

This cauliflower mashed potato recipe is very kid friendly and a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies!

Ingredients:

Approximately 7 to 8 medium size russet potatoes (cut into quarters)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 cup cauliflower florets
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Place potatoes and enough water to cover in large pot. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium and cook for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add cauliflower to potatoes during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain potatoes and cauliflower well. Place both potatoes and cauliflower back in pot and add milk, butter, salt and pepper. Mash using hand-held masher until smooth. You can also use a hand-held electric mixer for creamier potatoes.  

Creamy Mashed Potato Recipe

This makes a delicious and creamy mashed potato recipe... but be warned it is high in fat and calories.

Ingredients:

Approximately 7 to 8 medium size russet potatoes (cut into quarters)
1/4 half and half (use milk for lighter potatoes)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Place potatoes and enough water to cover in large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes well and place back in pot. Heat butter and half and half in a small saucepan. Add half and half mixture, sour cream, mayonnaise, salt and pepper to potatoes and mix using wooden spoon. Then, using an electric mixer, mix on high speed for approximately 2 minutes or until potatoes are creamy.

Garlic Mashed Potato Recipe

This makes a delicious and creamy mashed potato recipe... but be warned it is high in fat and calories.

Ingredients:

Approximately 7 to 8 medium size russet potatoes (cut into quarters)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
6 cloves garlic (peeled)
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Place potatoes, garlic cloves and enough water to cover in large pot. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium and cook for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes and garlic well.  Place potatoes and garlic back in pot and add milk, butter, salt and pepper.  Using electric mixer, mix on high speed for approximately 2 minutes or until potatoes are creamy.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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