Basic Mashed (Whipped) Potatoes
40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
5 ingredients
6 servings
I didn't really know what to call these....we call them mashed potatoes, but I use an electric mixer, not a potato masher! So I compromised on the name. This is a required side dish for meatloaf, country fried steak, or fried chicken at my house. Anytime someone just needs some comfort food, we seem to have these. They are quick and easy to make, very basic, and totally uncomplicated! I hesitated to post these, because I think everyone makes these. But then I remembered when I first got married, and I didn't even know how to make toast! So I posted it! We normally serve this as posted, but you can add chopped green onions, cheese, garlic, etc if you'd like. You can substitue sour cream for the half and half as well....especially nice if you add some chives.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , <-60-mins , low-protein , low-calorie , easy , low-in... , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (62.55 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 195.72 Calories from Fat 185.13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20.57g 189.85%
Saturated Fat 12.97g 389.04%
Trans Fat 0.65g %
Cholesterol 56.98mg 113.96%
Sodium 724.56mg 181.14%
Total Carbohydrate 2.5g 4.99%
Dietary Fiber 0.31 g 7.48%
Sugars 1.72 g %
Protein 1.46g 17.55%
Vitamin A 639.05IU% Vitamin C 0.35mg%
Calcium 51.96mg% Iron 0.16mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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