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Favorite Mashed Potatoes

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 4
  • 15 min
  • 30 min
  • $
Gatheredtable
adapted from Mad Hungry by Lucinda Scala Quinn

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, and cut into chunks
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 8 ounces small curd cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

Prep: 1. Peel and cut potatoes. Make: 1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. 2. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender, ~8-10 min. Insert a knife into center of potatoes to ensure tenderness. Drain. 3. Add butter and milk to the same pot and place over the lowest heat to melt butter and warm milk. 4. Return potatoes to pot and mash until smooth. 5. Add the cottage cheese and stir. Season with salt and pepper. Stir briskly before serving.

Notes

Try adding ricotta or cream cheese in place of the cottage cheese to make it your own!

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